Duke GIM at CLIC Conference

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Duke Division of General Internal Medicine once again had great representation at the Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (CLIC) this year. While the original plan for CLIC was to be in South Africa, the conference was moved to virtual. The hosts in Stellenbosch, South Africa, still grounded the conference in place and principles, sharing the concept of “Ubuntu”, which translates as, “a person is a person through other persons”.

Dr. Fatima Syed of Duke Primary Care presented a short visual presentation on teaching to be anti-racist, based on a talk she did for Duke Primary Care.  In it, she leaned on lessons we teach medical students through the Cultural Determinants of Health Disparities curriculum on understanding implicit bias and how to address one's own implicit biases.  Special thanks to Dr. Kenyon Railey, Dr. Victoria Parente, Dr. Sonya Patel-Nguyen of GIM and Dr. Bruce Peyser for their assistance with her talk.  She also participated on a panel discussion on longitudinal integrated curriculum with panelists from the UK, Canada, South Africa, US, and New Zealand.  During the panel discussion, she spoke on the history of the Primary Care Leadership Track (of which she is associate director) at Duke.  

Joanna Krupp, a Duke medical student mentored by Drs. Bruce Peyser and Denise Pong, presented about the benefits and challenges of multiple preceptors. Joanna will continue to work in the Pickett Road office next year. Dr Pong is a Duke School of Medicine and Primary Care Leadership Track graduate, and now GIM faculty member. 

In the research session, Dr. Poonam Sharma presented a oral presentation on a novel model for incorporating radiology into a longitudinal integrated clerkship. She also presented a short visual presentation with Duke medical student, Emily Hatheway, about incorporating quality improvement into a longitudinal integrated clerkship.  Emily is enrolled in the Medical Education Research Program, a innovative track started this year for third year medical students at Duke interested in pursuing a medical education research career.

What is CLIC?
CLIC is a network of medical educationalists from universities around the world engaged in the development and delivery of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship programs for medical students.