An Innovative Wellness and Professional Development Curriculum for Fellows With Thejal Srikumar, MD

At this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Thejal Srikumar, MD, Chief Clinical Fellow at Yale School of Medicine, presented the innovative curriculum she and her team developed for wellness and professional development for fellows. Following her presentation, she sat down to dive deeper into why this curriculum is valuable for fellows’ education, including:

  • The causes and struggles surrounding burnout that many fellows face during their training
  • The design of the needs assessment and what components it included
  • The Fellowship Retreat that was designed to address the concerns found in the assessment and the results it produced
  • Practices she has found for promoting wellness and combating burnout during fellowship
  • Next steps and more!

About Dr. Srikumar

Thejal Srikumar, MD, is the Chief Clinical Fellow at Yale School of Medicine and is an Internist at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Srikumar’s expertise and research focus on treating chronic diabetes, as well as other conditions. She is a passionate researcher and active participant in studies in the oncology setting to improve the fellowship experience, especially through wellness and professional development.

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