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Sajit Malla



Internal Medicine, Graduating Class of 2020

Originally from:


Medical school:

Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

What brought you to the United States?

On May 2016, I arrived in the U.S. to take my USMLE Step 2 CS Exam.

Why did you choose your specialty?

For me, the specialty of Internal Medicine combines strong aspects of modern medicine practice. You need to have strong clinical knowledge and great interpersonal skills to be a successful physician.


Most of my family is spread around world. Some of them are back in Nepal and others in the United Kingdom. I am the only one from my family who is in the United States, although I have many members of my extended family staying in the U.S.

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

I usually go out with my friends.

What do love about Hurley and the surrounding area?

The close bond amongst residents and between residents and attendings, I believe, is the best thing about Hurley. The natural beauty of mid-Michigan is really its best part.

What inspires you?

The need to be better than good enough is the thing that inspires me.

What was your toughest challenge in achieving your goals – and how did you overcome it?

I think applying for residency match as an international medical graduate is one of the toughest challenges that I have faced. I overcame that challenge through my hard work and persistence.

What do you miss most about home?

I miss my family the most. I usually am in contact with them via Skype or Facebook.