Internal Medicine Residency News, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

From the Director

Greetings from Academic Internal Medicine Week in Philadelphia! Drs. Cooney, Boggan, Chudgar, Zipkin and I, as well as your incoming Chiefs Amanda, Caroline, and Jared, and also our awesome Program Admin Lynsey are excited to be learning new things to bring back to the best IM Program in the world! (that’s us :>). 

Our biggest kudos goes to everyone – during the tragedy in Durham this past week, everyone stepped up and helped however they could (Kyle Guerink and Sheila Sherzoy taking over the non-code triage part of the ED, the ICUs and Gen Med teams working to ensure transfers and discharges happened quickly and safely to prepare for a potential rush of admissions, those on flexible rotations offering to help out in the ED and in the hospital, and more).  Dr. David Gallagher, as well as Dr. Josh Broder and the ED leadership send their thank you to the teams as well. While we wish that tragedies did not happen, a bright spot is seeing the teamwork and generosity of our #DukeFamily.

Thank you to all who filled out their ACGME survey. At the time of writing this, we are at 85.7% completion (higher by 1% than last year!). We don’t get results until June but thank you all for taking time to participate in this national survey. The end of the year is going to be filled with various surveys, so please take the time to help us improve ….. soon you will see CulturePulse (Duke Health sponsored), an internal GME Survey from Dr. Kuhn, as well as some end of year surveying from us. We will try to keep this minimal and focused on immediate questions we can use to improve our learning and working environment here at Duke. 

I have met with almost all the fellowship-bound JARs – if we haven’t met, please let Ernest know to schedule a meeting. If you are planning on getting a job next year in Primary Care or Hospital Medicine, please meet with me as well so we can make sure you are getting the advice and mentoring you need for your next steps. SARs, it is crunch time to get that procedure log finished. Yes, there soon will be changes to IM procedure requirements, but NOT YET, so it the log still needs to be complete before graduation.

Everyone looked so nice on Friday! Many apologies for the weather-induced picture cancellation.  Rain date to be announced ASAP.

Don't forget: The MRRC will host "Financial Literacy Beyond Student Loan Repayment," featuring Marc Flur, Senior Consultant, Marsh & McLenna Agency at 6:30 p.m. on Tues., April 16, in DMP 2W96.

Kudos
Kudos this week go to Sarah Nelson for her excellent SAR talk, to Madhu Eluri for a fantastic Chair’s Conference, to Jeff Ashton from Tony G for outstanding work and patient care on 9300, to Courtney Lamberton from Anesthesiology attending Yuriy Bronshteyn for outstanding and patient-centered care for a critically ill patient at DRH, and to Mike Grant from Matt Labriola for going above and beyond to coordinate care for a veteran. Kudos from Bryan Golubski to Josh Lee and Tamara Saint Surin for their level headedness in a  busy night in MICU and to Chidi Egwim from Alex Grubb and Joe Lerman for going above and beyond to ensure great care for a veteran

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Sonali Bracken! Bracken SJ, Abraham S, MacLeod AS. Autoimmune Theories of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria. Front Immunol. Published March 29, 2019. doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.00627.

Have a great week!
Aimee

Clinic Corner: Pickett Road

Contributed by Jeff Clough

Pickett has officially moved into our new building at 3004 Tower Boulevard and began seeing patients on April 2. We are all really enjoying the new space including a new more open feel on the resident side.

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report and MGR: April 15-19, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
4/15/19

No Morning Report

-- -- --
4/16/19 Anticoagulation Murat Arcasoy 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253

4/17/19

Case Presentation

Nicholas Kamp to Colby Feeney 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253

4/18/19

Journal Gallops

Daniella Zipkin 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
4/19/19

Medicine Grand Rounds: Why Do We Need a Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT)?

Talal I. Dahhan, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002
 
Academic Half Day: April 19, 2019
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

Glomerulonephritis

Thyroid/Parathyroid

Mary Foster

Ali Qamar

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032​
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Geriatrics Long Term Care

Heidi White, Gwen Buhr, Neema Sharda

9:15 a.m.

Seeley Mudd Rm 405
ID/GI/GIM

Screening

GI Bleeding

David Edelman

Michael Feiler

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

 

Noon Conference: April 15-19, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch
4/15/19

MKSAP ID

Eileen Maziarz

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Domino's

4/16/19

SAR Lecture: Tick Borne Illness

Helen Zhang

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Mediterra

4/17/19 ILD Craig Rackley

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Dale's Indian
4/18/19 Grief and Grieving  Tony Galanos

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Subway
4/19/19

Chair's Conference

Jordan Gales

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Popeye's
 
 
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: April 15-18, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time
4/15/19

Case Presentation

CPC - Canceled

Liz Hoffman to Murat Arcasoy

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1:15 p.m.

--

4/16/19

SAR Report 

Intern Report 

Govind Krishnan to Joe Govert

Stacy Bagrova to Dr. Kothari

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

4/17/19

SAR Report 

Corey Bradley to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.

4/18/19

SAR Report 

Intern Report 

Lauren Ranard to Joel Boggan and John Paul Shoup

--

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Volunteer at Lincoln Community Health Center
We are looking for 25 total volunteers for the upcoming year at the Lincoln After-Hours Clinic for the upcoming year (July 2019-June 2020). We anticipate that each resident will volunteer for 4-5 sessions over the course of the year. We are also looking for 3 rising JARS to be co-leaders that will be in charge of coordinating the clinic. If you have interest in a leadership position please fill out the appropriate sections of the survey.  

If you are interested in becoming a Lincoln Clinic volunteer, please complete the following survey by Fri., April 19. - Nancy, Kyle and Sheila 

MRRC to host Spring Events
The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host two events in its series, "The Art of Tactful Self Promotion & Smart Positioning for Trainees." Both events will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in DMP 2W96. On April 16, the topic will be "Financial Literacy Beyond Student Loan Repayment," featuring Marc Flur, Senior Consultant, Marsh & McLenna Agency. On June 5, the topic will be "Smart Positioning on the Interview Day and Beyond: Pearls on CVs, Personal Statements, and More." Register today.

Feeling down? Need to talk to someone? Opportunities for Wellness
All trainees at Duke have FREE access to Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University. The staff of licensed professionals offer confidential assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available free of charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. For assistance after hours, residents and fellows can call the Blood and Body Fluid Hotline (115 inside DUH, 919-684-1115 outside) for referral to behavioral health resources. Another resource is Duke Outpatient Psychiatry Referrals at (919) 684-0100 or 1-888-ASK-DUKE. https://www.hr.duke.edu/pas/

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • April 16 - MRRC hosts "Financial Literacy Beyond Student Loan Repayment"
  • April 17 - GME Well Being Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., DMP 2W96
  • April 26 - Housestaff-Faculty Basketball Game
  • May 3 - Resident Research Grand Rounds
  • June 5 - MRRC hosts "Smart Positioning on the Interview Day and Beyond: Pearls on CVs, Personal Statements and More
  • June 7 - SAR Dinner