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Neurology resident Srinivasan recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Pavitra Srinivasan, a neurology resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in October 2022 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

“Even before working with Dr. Srinivasan during my artificial intelligence (AI) rotation,” a current student wrote, “she was willing to offer advice via email about ways to excel during my block. During my AI, she always made me feel like I was a vital member of the team and went above and beyond to provide me and other students with any resources and education we wanted to improve our neurology knowledge.

“Her help went beyond the day-to-day clinical knowledge. She also took time to offer me advice about residency applications and connected me with providers I could work with in my effort to expand my neurology experiences. I really enjoyed working with her, and her help and support throughout my rotation helped solidify my decision to pursue a career in neurology.”

Srinivasan is one of the chief neurology residents at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. A native of New York, she completed her undergraduate degree at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y., and earned her medical degree from the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, N.Y. After residency graduation in June 2023, she will continue her training in neurocritical care at Emory University, Atlanta.

Penn State College of Medicine’s Office for a Respectful Learning Environment recognizes exceptional faculty, residents and fellows with the monthly “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program. Each month, one faculty member and one resident/fellow are highlighted for their contributions. College of Medicine students are invited to submit narratives about faculty members, residents, nurses or any other educators who challenge them and provide an exceptional learning experience using the online nomination form.

The Office for a Respectful Learning Environment fosters an educational community at Penn State College of Medicine in which all learners and educators feel supported, challenged, valued and respected. It serves all learners at the College of Medicine: medical students, graduate students, physician assistant students, residents and fellows.

See previous faculty and resident/fellow honorees here.


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