Navigating the Application Process
Oct 10th 2020 2-6pm EST

Our first seminar is focused on helping applicants successfully navigate the interview season. Interviewing and selecting a residency provides many unique challenges for underrepresented candidates. Through this event we will provide tips, tricks, and advice from attendings, residents, and fellows who successfully navigated and thrived through residency and beyond.

While this meeting will have the most relevance for 4th year medical students (MS4), it is open to all levels of medical students.

2:00-2:15 Welcome & Introduction
2:15-3pm Optimize your tech for Interviews–Yasha Gupta, MD
3:05-3:55 pm Gender Diversity in Radiology–Vaz Zavaletta MD PhD; Pediatric IR Fellow, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
4:00-4:45 pm Navigating Mentorship: How to Pick a Mentor–Melissa Davis MD, MBA
4:45-5:00 pm Attending Panel
5:00-6:00 pm Resident/fellow Panel
6:00-6:05 pm Closing remarks

Featured Speaker: Vaz Zavaletta, MD, PhD (They/Them)

Dr. Zavaletta is a current pediatric interventional radiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. Vaz attended University of Houston for undergraduate, then received their MD/PhD from University of Minnesota Medical School/Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. As a non-binary LatinX person, Vaz has written extensively regarding gender diversity in medicine and LGBTQ inclusion & health.

Trainee Panel Including

Faezeh Sodagari, MD


Jesse Conyers, MD
Emory Healthcare


Juan D Guerrero-Calderón, MD
University of Alabama Medical Center

MeNore Lake, MD
Mount Auburn Hospital


Lola Kofoworola Oladini
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics

Jessica Miller, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center