Kristen Sanfilippo MD MPHSMaria Baggstrom MD FACP

The Divisions of Hematology & Oncology are committed to the wellness of their fellows and creating an environment where fellows are supported in work and in life. The Hematology/Oncology Fellow Wellness Program contains 3 core components: Monthly Wellness Didactics, Social Events, and a Resource Repository

Monthly Wellness Didactics
  • Curriculum divided in to Trimester Format
  • Fellows receive a financial book yearly to help with financial planning, debt reduction, and retirement.
    • 2019-2020 book: The White Coat Investor’s Financial Boot Camp, James M Dahle MD
Sample Curriculum
Date Trimester Talk
August Career Development Job Hunting 101
September Career Development Negotiating: Speaker Panel
October Career Development Academic and Private Practice Pearls
November Social Event, Family Friendly
December Personal Care Burnout/Resilience
January Personal Care Work-Life Balance/Self-Care
February Social Event, Adult Only
March Financial Preparedness Estate Planning
April Financial Preparedness Insurance
May Financial Preparedness Debt Reduction/Retirement Planning
June Social Event, 3rd Year Send Off
Social Events
  • Social Events are aimed towards encouraging connectedness between fellows, family and faculty as well as enjoying what St. Louis has to offer.
  • Examples of social events include:
    • Eckert’s Farm Hayride/Bonfire
    • St. Louis Aquarium
    • The Wheel
    • Bowling
    • Baseball Games
    • Dinners
    • Pottery
    • Grill Out
    • Hiking
    • Floating


Resource Repository