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Posted on Mar 17,2017

As Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital prepares to graduate its first class from the pediatric residency program, it welcomes the next wave of residents.

Each year, graduating medical students learn where they will spend the next stage of their training on Match Day. Applicants from across the country applied to be residents at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. Friday, the National Resident Matching Program announced the 12 students who will be coming in June:

  • Joanne Alcin, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Aditi Dey, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta
  • Victoria Elliott, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Machi Kaneko, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Alana Koehler, Jacobs School of Medicine, University of Buffalo
  • Maria Leszczynska, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Samantha Lucrezia, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University
  • Pooja Purswani, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Jessica Reilly, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
  • Kathryn Reynolds, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Aaron Samide, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Catherine Wysocka, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

“We are thrilled at the diversity and caliber of this next class,” said Raquel Hernandez, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., director of medical education and pediatric residency program director at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Every year, match represents another institutional milestone and this year with our first graduates, new chiefs and incoming class we know we’ve succeeded.”

The pediatric residency program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s started in 2014. In June, the inaugural class of residents will graduate. The chief residents from the graduating class offered some advice to the incoming class.

“You are about to embark on a journey that is both highly personal and yet intertwined with the experiences of your peers,” said John M. Morrison M.D., Ph.D. “Remaining self-aware and staying present throughout your journey will strengthen you as an individual and a pediatrician.  And have fun!”

Jacquelyn Crews, M.D., emphasized creating a bonds: “Learn how to utilize your co-residents. They will be your support system for at least the next 3 years but they are also a wealthy source of knowledge. They come with different life and learning experiences and can teach you a lot if you let them.” 


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