Member Spotlight

Meet Lia

Lia Thomas, MD is faculty at UT Southwestern Medicalthomas_lia.jpgCenter in Dallas, TX working as the associate training director at the VA. Newly appointed to the AADPRT Executive Council, we recently caught up with her for some cool Q&A.

What's something you are currently working on that you're really proud of/excited about?
I am working on a revision to the Roadmap to Psychiatric Residency; this PDF document was created for medical students moving into their final year of medical school, and has become a go to document for all stakeholders in the recruitment process.  It is the combined wisdom and guidance of educators from several organizations - AAP, ADMSEP, AADPRT - and members of PsychSIGN also contribute.  We made a small update in 2020 on the APA website, and we are in the process of revising the whole document.  We hope to include changes like recruitment fairs and virtual interviews and provide guidance on special topics like IMGs, couples' matching, and the SOAP.

If you could have the best chef in the world cook your favorite dish, what would it be?
Ooh, that's a tough one, I'm a bit of a foodie!  I want all the things!  But if I have to close my eyes and take a moment to let the universe speak to me - I would want something inspired by French and Caribbean cuisine- a seafood bisque with just the right amount of heat, followed by a spiny lobster and conch in a rich butter sauce, and ending with something made with an obscene amount of chocolate.

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