July 2019

Featured Resident of the Month

Name: Eric Friedman, MD

Class: PGY-3 Categorical

Hometown: Somers, NY (Westchester County)


What advice do you have for brand new 4th year students going into EM? If you always put the patient first you can live with whatever happens. 

That's great advice. What is the worst piece of advice that you've ever received? “If I push you, you will get more speed before jumping on the bed.” – my older brother Jason when I was 5 before I got 5 stitches in my forehead after smashing my head into the bed frame.

You're planning to do a sports medicine fellowship. Favorite sports memory? My favorite personal sports memory was completing an undefeated regular season my senior year in high school tennis.  My favorite fan sports memory was watching Eli Manning and the 2007 NY Giants beat the undefeated NE Patriots in the Super Bowl. 

Who is the most famous person you've met? QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens.  My younger brother, Paul, did an athletic training internship with the Ravens and I met Lamar through him.  Lamar even made a video and wished me and my wife a happy wedding day. 

What's something people might not know about you? In high school, I won my school’s male beauty pageant and was crowned Mr. Somers (and got 2 free prom tickets).

Who would play you in the movie about your life? Brad Pitt because obviously we’re basically doppelgangers. 

Favorite thing about UMEM? Education. We are taught every day by world class educators, and when we host conferences people pay to come from all around the world just to learn from the attendings that teach us every day.

Who inspires you? My parents and my wife inspire me.  My parents have worked very hard to provide me every chance to succeed in life, and my wife inspires me to be a better person.


Check out previous featured residents in the Archive