Eric Novak

Eric Novak, DO

  • Class of 2023
Eric Novak
  • Post-Residency

    Psychiatrist VAMC, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Medical School

    A.T. Still University Kirksville, MO
  • Undergraduate School

    University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
  • Hometown

    Hartford, SD
  • If I wasn't a doctor, I'd be...

    an engineer or a small engine mechanic.

  • My interests/hobbies outside of medicine are...

    hunting, fishing, camping, video games.

  • My favorite thing to do in Sioux Falls is to...

    attend concerts at the Premier Center. Going out for food and drinks downtown.

  • My favorite place in Sioux falls to get a mean or grab a drink is...

    Carpenter Bar, All Day Cafe, and Taphouse 41.

  • The thing that surprised me the most about Sioux Falls is...

    The variety of restaurants and entertainment venues.

  • It's 9:00pm on a Friday night...

    My wife and I are at one of the local breweries with friends and co-residents enjoying board games, appetizers, and good beer.

  • I chose this program...

    because it is in the area of the country I plan to practice in. Also, this site allows residents to see a wide range of diagnoses to help prepare me best for my career as an attending.

  • What do you get/benefit from by choosing this program over another, similar program?

    Supportive resident group. Comfortable autonomy with patients. Various different settings of training and multiple hospital systems.

  • What's the best perk of this program?

    Free food. Good hours.

  • What surprised you about this program?

    The support from co-residents. Attendings that are very approachable.

  • What is one thing you want a prospective resident for the Psychiatry program to know?

    Find a program where you get along well with the residents. You will be with them for the next 4 years and you will need to depend on and learn from them.