Optimal Strategies for Your Residency Application, with a focus on Pediatrics: Webinar for Advisors and Applicants - June 11

Recorded On: 06/11/2024

Join us for the second webinar in a series of five webinars we will be hosting over the next two months. In this session, you’ll hear from a program director and advisor on best practices as you prepare for the 2024-2025 application season.

Dr. Joanna Lewis
Program Director, Pediatric Residency - Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
Advocate Children’s Hospital

Dr. Joanna Lewis received her Bachelor of Art is Spanish from Emory University and then her MD from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School in 2005.  She completed both residency and chief residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She now serves as the pediatric residency program director at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.  She has been in this role for 10 years.   Her clinical focus is general pediatrics and school health and her research focus is on innovations in medical education with a recent focus on X+Y scheduling.  She and is proud to run a program with a great mix of DO and MD residents that go on to pursue both general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialty careers.  Dr. Lewis is the Chair of the APPD Residency Recruitment Action Team, a group that brings together leaders from UME and GME along with medical students and current residents to develop best practices in pediatric residency recruitment. 

Stephanie K. Zia, MD, MACM, FAAP, FACP, FHM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Education
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Stephanie Zia is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Education and Assistant Dean for Career Advising at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.  A Med/Peds hospitalist who works with the underserved adult and pediatrics populations at Los Angeles General Medical Center, she is involved in medical student and residency education.  Dr. Zia has held a variety of roles at the undergraduate and graduate medical educations levels including:  assistant program director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at LAC+USC,  co-director of the Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine course for first year medical students, and Assistant Dean for Career Advising in the Office of Student Affairs. 

In her current role as the Assistant Dean for Career Advising, she helps oversee the activities that support specialty exploration, career advising, and the residency application and selection process at Keck.  As the director of Keck’s medical student coaching program, she trains faculty coaches in their role and partners with them in supporting students in their academic and professional growth.  She serves as the AAMC western regional representative on the Committee of Student Affairs (COSA) and on the Careers in Medicine (CiM) Advisory Committee as the COSA-CiM liaison.

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