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because he was offered the opportunity to research, teach, and
receive additional training in a subspecialty that he considered
important and useful.
At trial, respondent called Dr. Ketan Shevde, who was
chairman of anesthesia at Maimonides Medical Center in 2002 and
2003, to testify as to the primary purpose of petitioner’s
residency. Dr. Shevde testified as follows:
[Respondent’s Counsel]: What was the petitioner hired
to do while at Maimonides?
[Dr. Shevde]: He was hired to do training in
anesthesiology for three years.
Q: Did you hire the petitioner, or did Maimonides hire
the petitioner as a teacher?
Q: Did they hire the petitioner as a researcher?
Dr. Shevde went on to say that, although teaching and research
are part of a resident’s function, the “emphasis really is on
teaching residents how to give anesthesia and to become
anesthesiologists at the end of the training.” Finally, Dr.
Shevde summarized his testimony by stating as follows:
The primary purpose [of a residency in
anesthesiology] is to train residents to give
anesthesia, and to become consultants in
anesthesiology, and to pass the boards that are given
by the American Board of Anesthesiology at the end of
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