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Preparing for Residency: What You Need To Know

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Wednesday, June 5th at 8:00 pm ET

Preparing for Residency: What You Need To Know

The AMWA Mentorship Committee welcomes residency directors and residents from a variety of specialties to come discuss tips for beginning residency, what they wish they knew, and key aspects of transitioning to life as a physician.


Meet the Speakers

Erika Driver-Dunckley, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology and the Chair of the Movement Disorders Division in the Department of Neurology
Neurology Residency Program Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Director, Mayo Clinic Arizona
She completed her Neurology Residency training at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and then her Fellowship in Movement Disorders at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She is the Neurology Residency Program Director and the Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Director. She teaches medical students at the Mayo Medical school and serves as a mentor for students, residents, and junior faculty. She has developed and led several Mayo Clinic CME courses and conferences in Neurology and Movement Disorders. She is the principal investigator or a co-investigator at Mayo Clinic in multiple clinical trials and collaborates with researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Her primary research focus is in Parkinson’s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Essential Tremor, and Restless Legs Syndrome. She is a Board-certified Neurologist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Alexandra (Lexi) Hospodar, MD
Senior Family Medicine Resident
Lexi is currently a third-year family medicine resident at Kaiser Permanente- Los Angeles Medical Center. She grew up in Los Angeles and went to college at the University of California, Santa Cruz. After college, she worked at a Domestic Violence Shelter in Santa Clarita, CA for 2 years. Lexi ultimately decided to pursue medicine to help ease human suffering. She attended medical school at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. She plans to start her addiction medicine fellowship at UCLA this coming July. She enjoys music, comedy, writing, reading, and meditation.

Aryana Sharrak, MD
PGY3 General Surgery Resident
Corewell Health/Michigan State University


June 5
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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