Field Specific Advising Program
Role of FSAs
- Faculty are well informed about their field, the demands of residency training programs and know the caliber of various programs around the country.
- Faculty meet with their advisees and assist them with selecting and approving their 3rd and/or 4th year schedule.
- Faculty assist their students with the selection of audition electives in their anticipated field of study, if appropriate.
- The FSA helps the student realistically assess their own competitiveness within their prospective specialty
- The FSA helps the student choose the most appropriate residency programs based on the student’s personal profile, board scores, academic performance, etc.
Students are responsible for selecting an FSA, keeping track of who they’ve been assigned, and contacting their FSA to schedule appointments for advising. Additionally, students should inform their FSA of deadlines for approving/submitting their fourth-year schedules, as well as keep their FSA up-to-date on residency applications, interview schedules, etc.
Selecting an FSA
As you move through your 3rd year clerkships, keep in mind those physicians with whom you have worked well that may serve as a good FSA when it comes time for you to select one. Student Affairs maintains a list of physicians willing to serve as FSAs, which is updated regularly.
Third Year students will be able to request their FSA after their class meeting in the Spring. Students can only have one (1) FSA assigned at a time, but are able to change their FSA if they decide to change the specialty that they are applying into. It is perfectly okay to have an assigned FSA and meet with other physicians if you’re trying to decide between specialties. However, only your OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED FSA will be allowed to sign off on your schedule. Please contact the Student Affairs dean writing your Dean’s Letter to notify them of any FSA changes.
The FSA Selection Form for the Class of 2021 will be available soon.
Note: The FSA Leaders are also available as a resource for students to learn more about a specific specialty and diverse career opportunities. If you are interested in a specialty that is not listed on the FSA Selection Form, please check here or email Student Affairs Dean Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, who can connect you to a faculty member in your interested field.
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Eva Litvak
FSAs: Drs. Eva Litvak, Sanjay Jain, Joseph Louca, Alex Ramirez, Mark Stasaitis, Mark Norris and Seroos Salavati
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Lisa Shen
FSAs: Dr. Lisa Shen
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Vonzella Bryant
FSAs: Drs. Vonzella Bryant, Laura Welsh, Judith Linden, Alex Sheng, Steve McGuire, Avery Clark, Kelly Mayo, Kerry McCabe, Evan Berg, Ron Medzon, Cris Amanti and Meera Muruganandan, Jordan Spector, Meghan McGrath and Gabrielle Jacquet
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Elizabeth Ferrenz
FSAs: Drs. Molly Cohen-Osher, Julia Bartolomeo, Alysia Green, Elizabeth Ferrenz, Lidya Wlasiuk, Heather Miselis, Jen Pfau, and Lauren Scott
FSA Specialty Leader: Drs. Craig Noronha and Sonia Ananthakrishnan
FSAs: Drs. Craig Noronha, Sonia Ananthakrishnan, Warren Hershman, Robert Lowe, Catherine Rich, Jennifer Siegel, Rachel Simmons, Lauren Stern, Nicolette Oleng, Ryan Chippendale, James Hudspeth, Juhee McDougal, Alex Bachorik, Sheilah Bernard and Asher Tulksy
FSA Specialty Leader: Drs. Shuhan Zhu and Sarah O’Shea
FSAs: Drs. Shuhan Zhu, David Greer, William Tosches and Sarah O’Shea
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. James Holsapple
FSAs: Dr. James Holsapple
Obstetrics and Gynecology
FSA Specialty Leader: FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Padma Kandadai
FSAs: Drs. Padma Kandadai, Sam Kaplan, Ebonie Woolcock, Jodi Abbott, Julio Mazul, Rachel Cannon, Tejumola Adegoke and Ashley Comfort
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Ed Feinberg
FSAs: Drs. Ed Feinberg, Babak Eliassi-Rad, Kara LaMattina, and Nicole Siegel
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Michael Kain
FSAs: Drs. Mike Kain, Xining Li, Eric Smith, Paul Tornetta, and Chadi Tannoury
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Jess Levi
FSAs: Drs. Jess Levi, Michael Cohen, Anand Devaiah, Chris Brooks, Waleed Ezzat, Michael Platt, Heather Edwards and Lauren Tracy
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Dan Remick
FSAs: Drs. Dan Remick and Joel Henderson
FSA Specialty Leader: Drs. Rachel Thompson and Elizabeth Yellen
FSAs: Drs. Rachel Thompson, Elizabeth Yellen, Arvin Garg, Priya Garg, Rachel Sagor, and Bob Vinci (high risk)
FSA Specialty Leader: Drs. Jessica Chao and Patrick Mabray
FSAs: Drs. Jessica Chao and Patrick Mabray
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Nilton Medina
FSAs: Dr. Nilton Medina
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Andy Clark
FSAs: Drs. Christine Crawford, Ted Park, Izzy Berenbaum, Jeanne Horner, Dara Wilensky and Andy Clark
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Mikhail Higgins
FSAs: Drs. Mikhail Higgins, Kitt Shaffer, Harprit Bedi, Jonathan Scalera and Priscilla Slanetz
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Ariel Hirsch
FSAs: Dr. Ariel Hirsch
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Robert Winston
FSAs: Dr. Robert Winston
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Cullen Carter
FSAs: Drs. Cullen Carter, Tejal Brahmbhatt, Tracey Dechert, Virginia Litle, Luise Pernar, David McAneny, Donald Hess, Cullen Carter and Teviah Sachs
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Shaun Wason
FSAs: Drs. Shaun Wason and Mark Katz
FSA Specialty Leader: Dr. Alik Farber
FSAs: Dr. Alik Farber and Jeffrey Siracuse