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Mayada Issa, M.D.

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Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of Salahadin, Iraq

Residency: Prince George’s Hospital Center, Cheverly, MD

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Special Clinical/Research Interests:Obesity and medical treatment of metabolic syndrome

Is there a particular population of students (e.g., ethnicity, spiritual, sexual orientation) that you would particularly like to advise?

Muslim students

What does a typical day in the life of an Internist include?

As an academic Internist – a day starts with rounding patients, in the afternoons, read the resident/student’s notes & critique them, go thru the patient’s test results & discuss these results, read consultant’s notes and finally, have a teaching session, choosing a topic related to patient care that day.

The second 2 week of the month is the same as above, but it is spent in the outpatient clinic.

What is the biggest challenge of being an Internist?

Time management, multi-tasking & balancing one’s personal and professional life.

How do you foresee Internists changing over the next 20 years?

Changing from traditional family physician care & separating more now towards hospitalist care.

What advice would you give a student who is considering an Internal Medicine residency?

They have to be able to manage many personalities & mostly create a good rapport with one’s patients. You must know your limitations of knowledge, which may be beyond your practice.