Internal Medicine Residency News, April 20, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

From the Director

We are in full swing with our virtual curriculum – ongoing thanks to the Chiefs and ACRs for making this happen.  Special thanks to Dr. Anne Phelps for her amazing board review – special sessions for interns/JARs and additional sessions for SARs.   Dr. Phelps is a board review genius so please take advantage of this incredible learning opportunity.

Also please keep submitting your research for the first ever virtual Resident Research Grand Rounds! Posters you presented in person or electronically at national meetings or the NC ACP are eligible, as well as other vignettes or QI work.  Please email Dr. Arcasoy with any questions.

Kudos
Kudos this week go to Matt McCulloch for his excellent SAR talk as well as Nicholas Koutlas for doing the first virtual Chair’s Conference. To Colin Smith for his lifesaving efforts during deployment to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and thank you to Marius Chukwurah, Tamara Saint Surin and alum Sipa Yankey for participating in the virtual SNMA recruitment fair! . Additional kudos to Mary-Jo Obeid from Matt Labriola for excellent clinical work and a fantastic attitude on 9100 and to the CLC nurses from James Deardorff for outstanding patient care and teamwork in challenging circumstances.

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program are for two of our chief residents, Caroline Sloan and Jared Lowe, both who had recent publications, and one for Kim Darlington (with former VA Chief Kara Wegermann) - see article below. Jared’s work on advanced care planning with Azalea Kim has been highlighted on medium.com, and Caroline's work was published in JAMA: Medicare Enrollment Among Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease Receiving Dialysis in Outpatient Facilities Between 2005 and 2016. Hoffman A, Sloan CE, Maciejewski ML, Wang V. JAMA. 2020 Apr 7;323(13):1314-1316. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.0704. No abstract available.

Darlington K, Wegermann K, Dufault D. Successful Banding of Nodular Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia in Patients with Refractory Anemia. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.04.003.

Have a great week,
Aimee

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report and Medicine Grand Rounds
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
4/22/20 Interns & JARs: Morning report  Jane Trinh 9 a.m.  
4/24/20

Medicine Grand Rounds:Plasma Therapy for COVID-19

Medicine Grand Rounds: Laboratory testing for COVID-19 at Duke

Nathan Thielman, MD, MPH (Infectious Diseases)

Christopher Polage, MD (Pathology) 

8 a.m.

 

 

Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: April 24, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

SpA and Non-inflammatory Back Pain​

Secondary HTN

Brian Andonian​

Sona Sharma and Matt Sparks​

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Zoom
ID/GI/GIM

Fever in the Hospitalized Patient

HIV/STD

Julia Messina​

Kristin Dicks

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Zoom
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

No session - attend RRE or ID/GI/GIM sessions

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9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

 

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Noon Conference: April 20-24, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Outpatient Topic Time Location Lunch
4/20/20 Acute Myeloid Leukemia​ with Dr. Diehl

Food Allergy & Celiac Disease

12:15 p.m.

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Jimmy John's

4/21/20

SAR Talk byChris Ferreri: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Dizziness

12:15 p.m.

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Mediterra

4/22/20

SAR Talk by Katie Wood: Rheumatic Heart Disease - The Path to Global Success

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12:15 p.m.

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Sazon
4/23/20 Program Town Hall

Dementia

12:15 p.m.

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Chick-fil-A
4/24/20 Virtual Hangout 

 

12:15 p.m.

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Jason's Deli

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: April 20-23, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
4/20/20

VA interns and JARs: orientation

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1:15 p.m.

4/21/20

SAR Report - DUH 8262

VA Interns Debrief

Joe Govert

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1:15 p.m.

4/22/20

JARs & SARs: Virtual Human Dx report

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1:15 p.m.

4/23/20

Interns: Virtual Human Dx report

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1:15 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Research Project Grants
Please note that the deadline has been extended to April 20, 2020. See details in email from Murat Arcasoy.

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

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/