Alumni Messages

Graduates’ gratitude gets to heart of what makes The Wright Center special

Thank-you letters from Class of 2023 alumni capture pride in program and enduring appreciation for support of faculty, colleagues

As they wrapped up their medical training at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education this summer, several physicians simply couldn’t leave without a few parting words.

Specifically, words of thanks.

Seven graduates in the Class of 2023 expressed their gratitude to The Wright Center’s leadership team and physician faculty in heartfelt letters that they later agreed could be publicly shared. (See below.) Their messages reveal a bit about their affinity for the graduate medical education programs in which they trained and the special people, including their peers, who helped them reach their career goals.

Although each letter consists of only a few lines, the words say volumes about the caliber of physicians who choose The Wright Center for their residency and fellowship experiences. Here are their grateful goodbyes.

Dr. Anshul Patel, former chief resident, Internal Medicine, wrote:

With my residency coming to an end, I would like to thank everyone for providing a great learning experience. I appreciate your contributions in making the last three years meaningful. I am, and will always be, proud to be part of The Wright Center.

Dr. Mohammad Asim Amjad, former chief resident, Internal Medicine, wrote:

With mixed feelings, I write this farewell message to convey my gratitude and say goodbye to this great program and every one of you. When I reflect on my time here, I am overwhelmed with appreciation for the incredible learning opportunities and personal development. Together, we have accomplished remarkable feats and reached significant milestones.

Dr. Muhammad Siddique Pir, fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, wrote:

It is with bittersweet feelings that I write this farewell email today. It has been an incredible six-year journey at The Wright Center. I am profoundly grateful to my institution for giving me countless opportunities for personal and professional growth and for an exceptional training experience. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all my patients whose lives I have been so privileged to be entrusted with. I pay tribute to all the faculty, mentors, administration, and executive leadership for their commitment and passion for education. As I reflect back on my time at The Wright Center, I only wonder how my time here is only a blip in the history of this institution and I hope I have made a small contribution to its mission. I proudly carry forward the values I have learned here and will continue to practice those in my life ahead.

Dr. Yamini Patel, former chief resident, Internal Medicine, and president, multi-program house staff council, wrote:

Today is my last day here at The Wright Center. I have had an incredible three years of personal and professional growth through countless clinical and leadership opportunities. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the faculty for their contribution to my education. I am thankful to my co-residents for their support and for making it memorable. It has been a privilege to train here.

Dr. Khalid Ahmed, resident, Internal Medicine, wrote:

With immense gratitude, I bid farewell as my internal medicine residency comes to a close. I am truly proud to have trained alongside such exceptional individuals, and I am deeply thankful for the unwavering support, mentorship, and camaraderie that have defined our time together. To the esteemed faculty, your guidance and expertise have been invaluable in shaping me into the physician I hope to become. I am grateful for the knowledge and skills gained under your guidance and support. I am immensely proud to have trained at The Wright Center. To my fellow co-residents, our shared experiences and support have been a constant source of inspiration. I cherish the friendships we have forged. And to the dedicated staff, thank you for your behind-the-scenes efforts that have ensured the smooth functioning of our program, and I appreciate your tireless work. With heartfelt appreciation, I celebrate the transformative journey we have undertaken. The lessons learned and connections made will forever influence my medical career.

Dr. Ajinkya Buradkar, resident, Internal Medicine, wrote:

“It is bittersweet to say goodbye to such an incredible program, mentors, faculty, and all my colleagues. I have learned so much from this invaluable training experience and the countless valuable insights. I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for all the support and guidance through the last three years. Farewell for now, but not forever. Until we meet again, and let’s make the program proud!

Dr. Ahmed Mohfouz, resident, Internal Medicine, wrote:

I am writing to inform you that my journey as a medical resident here at The Wright Center has reached its conclusion. As I embark on a new chapter in my career, I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the invaluable experiences and support I have received during my time here. Leaving The Wright Center is bittersweet for me. The knowledge and skills I have acquired under the guidance of our esteemed faculty and alongside my dedicated colleagues have been instrumental in shaping me both personally and professionally.

The challenges and triumphs I have encountered throughout my residency have strengthened my passion for medicine and reinforced my commitment to providing exceptional patient care. … I am immensely grateful to the entire team at The Wright Center, including the faculty, attending physicians, medical assistants, and support staff, for their unwavering support, mentorship, and camaraderie. Each interaction and shared experience has left an indelible mark on my journey, and I will forever treasure the memories we have created together. I would also like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the patients who entrusted me with their care. Your resilience, courage, and trust have been a constant reminder of the profound impact health care professionals can have on the lives of others. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of your healing journey. As I transition to my new endeavor, I carry with me the knowledge and experiences gained during my time at The Wright Center. I am excited to apply what I have learned and continue to grow as a medical professional. While I am leaving the physical premises, the lessons and relationships forged here will remain with me throughout my career. Please know that although I am moving on to new horizons, my appreciation for the opportunity to work alongside such exceptional individuals will endure. I am grateful for the friendships and connections I have made, and I sincerely hope that our paths may cross again in the future