Resident Spotlight - Dr. Sarah Abdel Massih

Dr. MassihI was raised in a very small town in the Lebanese Mountains around 40 minutes from the capital.  I went to college and medical school at the American University of Beirut.  I have always enjoyed solving different kinds of puzzles, swimming and taking long quiet walks.  When I interviewed at VCU, I realized that it was a perfect fit for me.  The people were so welcoming, the program and the hospital were just the right size with a very diverse patient population that I knew was going to provide me with the appropriate education to be the best internist.  After joining the program, I felt like I was at home.  My peers became my new family and despite how difficult residency can get, I knew there was always someone who had my back. One of my favorite weeks in residency was the biannual physiology retreat where we travelled 4 hours away from the hospital and spent time performing experiments to prove clinical concepts we use on a daily basis.  We also had the chance to enjoy awesome hikes in beautiful natural scenery.  As a resident, I feel I am making a big difference in each of my patients’ lives as well as changes for the betterment of our patient population on the QI council. VCU also has the advantage of being located in Richmond, a beautiful city with many outdoors activities and amazing food that will guarantee I never get bored.