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A Virtual Event Taking Place July 30, 2022

2023 Residency Match Summit

Match Day is one of the most monumental moments in a physician’s career; one that will never be forgotten. As you embark on your residency match journey, this virtual event will provide guidance on how to match into residency, covering ERAS applications, interview preparation, personal statements, the SOAP, and more to help increase your chances of a residency match in 2023. Join us on Saturday, July 30th,  to hear from current residents and Program Directors about their experiences and gain expert insight that will help you take control of your NRMP® Match journey.

The 2023 Residency Match Summit Begins In....



July 30, 2022

9:15 - 9:45 AM ET | Welcome + Top 10 Tips for the Residency Application – Simone Bernstein, MD & William N. Levine, MD

To start our day, the Co-Founder of Inside The Match, Simone Bernstein, MD, and Dr. William N. Levine will provide an overview of essential tips for your residency application, discuss a match module that can help you navigate the application process, and provide a list of her top 10 tips to prepare you for the match. She will also discuss the conference schedule for the day.

10:00 - 10:45 AM ET | Tips to Write a Personal Statement – Kamran Mirza, MD PhD

Whether you are ready to start your personal statement or finish it, we will discuss tips to improve your personal statement for residency. The personal statement is an opportunity for you to articulate your interest in a specialty. Let's get writing!


11:00 - 11:45 AM ET | Navigating ERAS and Virtual Interviews – Erica Schuyler, MD

Program Director Dr. Erica A. Schuyler will discuss application tips for all specialties as well as guidance to prepare for virtual interviews. You won't want to miss this in-depth session with a program director covering tips and insights to submit your ERAS application and prepare for interviews.

12:00 - 12:45 PM ET | [Keynote] Protect Your Dream: Tips for the Match & Your Mental Health – Jake Goodman, MD

As a resident physician who treats mental illness, most in the field would advise not to publicize being on medication for his own mental health. Instead, Dr. Goodman goes against the status quo to fight the stigma and help others prioritize their mental health as a key element to success in their medical academic journey and beyond. Follow this session for his story, ways to prioritize your mental health, and for pearls of wisdom on the application process, interviews, and more. 

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET | Tips for Preference Signaling – Michael Ditillo, DO

This year, 16 specialties will use preference signaling. Applicants can send a signal to indicate a particular interest in a program. What programs will you signal this year? We will discuss preference signaling tips for all participating specialties with a program director to complete your supplemental application. 

2:00 - 2:45 PM ET | Mentorship and the Match – Arthurine Zakama, MD

As the first doctor in her family, Dr. Zakama was fortunate to meet mentors that created opportunities for her to explore medicine. In this session, she will share how these transformative relationships have helped in her own journey, how to build these important relationships, and ways to seek out the best mentors throughout your entire academic journey to set you up for success.

3:00 - 3:45 PM ET | Specialty Panel #1 – Sawyer Bawek, DO, Derek Wolfe, MD, Nick Heitkamp, MD, Jhaimy Fernandez, MD & Brittany Kasturiarachi, DO

If you are applying to family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, neurology, or pediatrics, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from current residents about the match process. On this panel, we will have an interactive conversation about application and interview tips.

3:00 - 3:45 PM ET | Specialty Panel #2 – Lindsay Henry, MD, Kandice Bailey, MD, Andrew Woods, DO, Neil K. Jain, DO, & Gianfranco Molfetto, DO

If you are applying to OB/GYN, radiology/interventional radiology, dermatology, PM&R, or anesthesiology, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from current residents about the match process. On this panel, we will have an interactive conversation about application and interview tips.

4:00 - 4:45 PM ET | Specialty Panel #3 – Gabrielle DiFiore, DO, Ryan Cleary, MD, David Bernstein, MD, Erin Adams, MD & Amer H. Nassar, MD

If you are applying to surgical specialties, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from current residents about the match process. On this panel, we will have an interactive conversation about application and interview tips with residents in different surgical specialties.

4:00 - 4:45 PM ET | So What If You Don't Match? It's Important to Be Prepared – Andrew Tucker, DO, Amira Athanasios, MD, Michael Miley, DO, Esha Jain, MD & Megan Jenkins Turner, DO

It is important to be prepared. In March 2023, you will learn if you are matched. In Match 2022, there were 2,262 unfilled residency positions before the SOAP process. Before the match, all applicants should learn about logistics and opportunities for unmatched applicants. We will discuss lessons from residents with tips for finding a residency program in the SOAP, scramble, or how to successfully reapply to residency.

5:00 - 5:45 PM ET | IMG Discussion – Jesus Guarecuco, MD, Helena Halasz, MD, Cynthia Tan, MD, Grace Gilbert, MD, & Bartholomew Rzepa, MD

As an international medical graduate (IMG), there are additional stressors during the residency application process. We will discuss tips for the residency application and interview process with IMG applicants. If you are an IMG applicant, you don't want to miss this opportunity to ask questions to applicants in various specialties!

BONUS CONTENT | Tips for Rank List Success - Alexandra Rzepecki, MD

Use the Match algorithm to your advantage throughout the application process! In this session, Dr. Alexandra Rzepecki, Director of Residency Advising at Elite Medical Prep, will review how to formulate an effective rank list. She will emphasize the critical points to keep in mind as you select and interview at programs, and provide ranking strategies to maximize your chances of matching into your top choice. Don't miss out on this exclusive recorded session that will be sent directly to your email when you register to join the 2023 Match Summit! 

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, registrants will be able to watch recordings of the sessions up to 90 days after the event concludes.


Session Speakers

Simone Bernstein, MD

Co-Founder @ Inside the Match,
Psychiatry Resident Physician

William N. Levine, MD

Chair and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at New York – Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Jake Goodman, MD, MBA

Psychiatry Resident Physician,
Mental Health Activist & Social
Media Content Creator

Kamran Mirza, MD PhD 

Vice Chair of Education, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine @ Loyola University Chicago SSOM

Erica Schuyler, MD 

Associate Professor of Neurology @ UConn and Associate Chief of Education @ Hartford Hospital

Michael Ditillo, DO, FACS

Program Director for General Surgery Residency @ University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Arthurine Zakama, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow

Founder @ A to Z Scholarship

Alexandra Rzepeck, MD

Chief Resident in Dermatology & Director of Residency Advising @ Elite Medical Prep



Sawyer Bawek, DO

Internal Medicine Resident
Specialty Panel #1

Derek Wolfe, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Specialty Panel #1

Nick Heitkamp, MD 

Pediatrics Resident
Specialty Panel #1

Jhaimy Fernandez, MD

Family Medicine Resident
Specialty Panel #1

Lindsay Henry, MD

OBGYN Resident
Specialty Panel #2

Kandice Bailey, MD

Dermatology Resident

Specialty Panel #2

Andrew Woods, DO

PM&R Resident

Specialty Panel #2

Neil K. Jain, DO 

Radiology Resident
Specialty Panel #2

Gabrielle DiFiore, DO

Urology Resident
Specialty Panel #3

Ryan Cleary, MD

Neurosurgery Resident
Specialty Panel #3

Andrew Tucker, DO

Anesthesia Resident
So What If You Don't Match?

Amira Athanasios, MD

Psychiatry Resident

So What If You Don't Match?

Esha Jain, MD

Family Medicine Resident

So What If You Don't Match?

Grace Gilbert, MD

General Surgery Resident
IMG Panel

Helena Halasz, MD

Emergency Medicine Resident
IMG Panel

Cynthia Tan, MD

Anesthesia Resident
IMG Panel

Amer H. Nassar, MD

Plastic Surgery Fellow
Specialty Panel #3

Megan Jenkins Turner, DO

General Surgery Resident
So What If You Don't Match?

David N. Bernstein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Resident
Specialty Panel #3

Erin Adams, MD

General Surgery Resident
Specialty Panel #3

Michael Miley, DO

Internal Medicine Resident
So What If You Don't Match?

Jesus Guarecuco, MD 

General Surgery Resident
IMG Panel

Brittany Kasturiarachi, DO

Neurology Resident
Specialty Panel #1

Gianfranco Molfetto, DO

Anesthesia Resident
Specialty Panel #2

Bartholomew Rzepa, MD

Diagnostic Radiology Resident
University of Oklahoma

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