Complimetary Webinar - Let's Play Roulette: How to Aim and Get the Residency of your Choice

Attention students, our residency panel is back by popular demand, but with a twist! This year, our residency directors will be joined by two chief residents to offer advice and answer to your questions. Some of the topics and questions to address include:

  • How to maximize your chance of catching the residency of your choice?
  • Interview process: Keys to success and winning their hearts
  • Which residency program to select? Sports Medicine, Surgery or Limb salvage?
  • CPME standards are the same for all programs, but are the residency programs standardized the same?
  • Conducting research while in residency. Does it augment your educational experience?
  • Transitioning from student to resident status. What are the challenges or barriers?
  • If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

View Recording - Let's Play Roulette: How to Aim and Get the Residency of your Choice

Moderator: Stephen L. Smith, DPM
Panelists: Bogdan Grecea, DPM; Du Jun, DPM; Travis Motley, DPM, FACFAS; John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS

Moderator: Stephen L. Smith, DPM
Dr. Smith graduated from the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine (now College) and is currently a second-year resident (PGY-2) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In medical school, he served as President and Representative of the ACFAS student chapter from 2015-2017. Dr. Smith is an active member within the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and has served on the Post Graduate Affairs Committee and the PGA COVID-19 Education Task Force from 2020-2021.

Stephen Smith

Panelist: Bogdan Grecea, DPM
Dr. Grecea attended Western University of Health Sciences as an international student. He served as Class President for his first year, Student Government Association Executive President presiding over nine programs for the beginning of his second year, organizer for the American Association for Women Podiatrists, editor for Extremitas Journal of Lower Limb Medicine, editor for Humanism Magazine WesternU, and received many awards upon graduation. He interviewed at 15 programs during CASPR and was invited to interview for 5 more programs after CASPR. In 2019, he joined the residency program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara – California under program director Dr. Cristian Neagu, and where he is now serving as chief resident, social media manager and extern coordinator assistant.

Bogdan Grecea

Panelist: Du Jun, DPM
Dr Jun graduated from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he was involved with the ACFAS Student Club and served as an Ambassador for the college for student recruitment. In 2018, he joined the surgical residency at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO, under program director Dr. Mike Vaardahl. He served as the chief resident and extern coordinator assistant and has attended CASPR/CRIP for two years during the selection process. Through his residency, he attended the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project in Merida Mexico and has taken part in several health fairs across Colorado. He is fortunate in that he will continue practicing in Colorado where he grew up surrounded by family and friends.

Du Jun

Travis Motley, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Motley is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Program Director of the Podiatric Surgical Residency Program at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas. He is active in basic science research, lectures at the local, state, national, and international-levels, and contributes to surgical outcome studies. He is an AO North America faculty member and currently serves as President of the Podiatry Advisory Board to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. His practice focuses on foot and ankle trauma, diabetic foot reconstruction, correction of forefoot and rear foot deformities, and wound care. 

Travis Motley

John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Steinberg is the Co-Director of the Center for Wound Healing at MedStar Georgetown and is the Director of the Podiatric Residency Training Program at MedStar Washington. Dr. Steinberg is a professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in foot surgery and in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. Dr. Steinberg completed a three-year surgical residency at the Inova Fairfax Podiatric Residency Program and then completed a one-year Diabetic Foot/Limb Salvage Fellowship with the University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition to general foot and ankle care, a large portion of Dr. Steinberg's practice is devoted to non-healing wounds and surgical care of the patient with diabetic foot complications. His wound care team takes a progressive, often surgically based approach that helps to speed healing and avoid amputation.

John Steinberg

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