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RCP welcomes new Linacre fellow

RCP has welcomed Dr Shruthi Konda as the new Linacre fellow, who will work closely with RCP representatives across all career grades.

Dr Shruthi Konda is a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She graduated from Imperial College London in 2007 and continued with her postgraduate training in respiratory and general medicine at Imperial College, St George’s and the Royal Brompton hospitals. Dr Konda also has a bachelor’s degree with honours in management and medical sciences from Imperial College Business School, and a postgraduate certificate in medical education.

Alongside her role as a consultant physician, Dr Konda is an MRCP PACES examiner and has hosted examinations herself on behalf of the RCP. A dedicated educator, Dr Konda has worked as foundation training programme director and as an RCP tutor, overseeing around 130 postgraduate medical trainees at a time.

She is an educational lead for the British Sleep Society and organises national and international courses and conferences. Dr Konda has also been elected to numerous RCP committees and works with colleagues to drive improvements in health and healthcare through advocacy and education.

As Linacre fellow, Dr Konda will be responsible for driving engagement with college tutors and linking their work to that of other regional roles, most notably regional advisers, the RCP Trainees Committee, RCP New Consultants Committee and regional SAS doctor representatives. Dr Konda will also shape the way the RCP’s college and associate college tutors work and their contribution to the wider workforce.

Dr Konda is committed to getting the foundations of training right, so that we can produce competent, engaged and enthusiastic doctors who can meet the challenges of tomorrow. Dr Konda is also passionate about issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.