Fellow's Council is a fellow-led committee that meets to form new initiatives, social opportunities and projects that support all fellows. Council members act as a liaison to the fellowship leadership and have the opportunity to work on projects aimed at improving the fellowship experience and well-being for their community.
Members are elected from each program around April and serve an academic year term. Specific lead roles may arise during the year such as organizing fitness challenges, planning social outings, and organizing inter-disciplinary QI projects.
Meet Your Council Representatives
Academic General Pediatrics - Devika Bhushan
Adolescent Medicine - Jonathan Avila
Allergy & Immunology - Rebecca Saenz
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics - Hannah Perrin
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Gregory Goldstein
Pediatric Cardiology - Christopher Knoll
Critical Care Medicine - Mais Yacoub
Pediatric Endocrinology - Rayhan Lal
Pediatric Gastroenterology - Kiran Mudambi
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Danielle Shin
Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Kim Hoang
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Coralee Del Valle Mojica
Pediatric Pulmonology - Eric Hamberger
2017-18 Inaugural Year
Fellow Wellness Challenge 2017-18
Council leadership designed a wellness challenge and recruited interested fellows to compete both together and against personal goals over several winter months with pre and post assessments.
Extra points were awarded for team activity and sharing activity photos. No one walked away empty handed with bags, t-shirts, and water bottles from WellMD as participant prizes. Congratulations fellows!
Big Sib Program
The Big Sib Program matches incoming first-year fellows with second or third-year fellows from outside of their divisions. When new fellows arrive at Orientation breakfast, they may be met by their Big Sib for the first time or schedule a coffee date a nearby Tootsie's for a more convenient time to meet up. Our hope is that this connection helps foster a broader sense of community among fellows and provides an opportunity to expand both professional and social networks.
The Council has discretionary funds with which to plan activities and has planned quarterly events like dinner hikes, quiz nights, and happy hours. Contact your division rep with activities you'd like to see.