Internal Medicine Residency News, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

From the Director

Hope everyone had some time to enjoy the beautiful weekend. Congratulations to the faculty on (barely!) beating the house staff at the awesome House Staff vs. Faculty basketball game in Cameron Indoor. Great turnout, great skills and all together great time. And no injuries!

We have a big week this week with a PWIM event on MAY 1 in the Med Res Library – come to hear about the careers of new Pulmonary and Critical Care Division Chief Dr. Patty Lee, GI superstar Dr. Anna Mae Diehl, and REACH Equity Director Dr. Kimberly Johnson, and then Friday with Resident Research Grand Rounds and Poster Session with our special guests from the newly formed Duke Medicine Residency Alumni Leadership Council. The Council members will attend Chair’s Conference and hold a panel discussion about career planning immediately following Chair’s Conference. We are excited to see you all at these events!

Please come by and welcome the newest member of our team – Kayla Humphreys! Kayla will start TODAY and serve as our Recruitment Coordinator, as well as administrative lead for the MD PhD recruitment and programming and for the Coaching Program.  We are excited to have Kayla join our Med Res Family!

Kudos this week go to Godefroy Chery for his excellent Chair’s Conference, to Jess Regan for excellent care from a patient at Duke Regional, to Ben Ranard and Alex Sullivan on their “Good Catch” awards from the Patient Safety team, to Vinay Choksi from the 9100 team for his quick response in an emergency, to Matt Labriola from Mike Grant for going above and beyond to provide care for a veteran, to Nadia Yimer and Cameron Oswalt from Godefroy Chery for excellent work on VA GM, to Erin Frost and Lauren Donnangelo from Kara Wegermann for a superb Med Surg conference, and to Todd Brophy from Janel Norris for his work in the VA CCU “utilizing admission to Cardiac Stepdown on multiple occasions, this week alone.  He was very receptive to my quick presentation, and we are already seeing positive gains.” 

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Sarah Cohen for her article in JGME! J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Apr;11(2):226-230. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-18-00459.1. Success of a Resident-Led Safety Council: A Model for Satisfying CLER Pathways to Excellence Patient Safety Goals. Cohen SP, Pelletier JH, Ladd JM, Feeney C, Parente V, Shaikh SK.

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: Ambulatory

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin

Threads are ready to go!
Huge thanks go to Winn for his hard work in building out the threads – not only making many adjustments to make life easier this year by factoring in geography and faculty changes, but also tee-ing up some beautiful templates to continue into next year. Winn has been both detail oriented and people oriented throughout this process and we couldn’t have done it without him!!

Morning Report
Beginning in July, the morning report curriculum will cover a robust array of general internal medicine topics and speakers, designed as an 18 month curriculum. Our goal will be to repeat each topic for each of the 3 “+2” groups throughout the year! We are grateful to many medicine and surgical sub-specialty faculty who have stepped up to teach!

Primary Care Immersion
Considering primary care? We’ve designed an immersion block in the SAR year, to give a wide array of gen med clinical experiences, as well as faculty interfaces ranging from QI/leadership to billing and coding and balancing clinical and academic life. The goal is to help you hone in on the type of career you might build. Talk to Dani about your interest if you haven’t already!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: April 29-May 3, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

No Morning Report

-- -- --
4/30/19 Osteoporosis Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Cost Conscious Care Case

Chris Ferreri to Kathy Cooney 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Dermatology for the Internist

Sarah Wolfe 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Resident Research Showcase and Robert M. Califf, MD, Medicine Resident Research Awards


7-9 a.m. 6th Floor, Trent Semans Center
Academic Half Day: May 3, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Secondary Hypertension


Jen Perkins and Crystal Tyson

Michael Canos

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032​

What's New in Heart Failure


Adam DeVore

Anne Phelps

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016

Physical Therapy

Katie Pruka and Paul O'Neil

9:15 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room


Noon Conference: April 29-May 3, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch


David Leverenz

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Jason's Deli


SAR Lecture: Hospice

Brittany Gatta

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


5/1/19 ED Series - Part 1 Sam Francis

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

5/2/19 C diff: The New Frontier Chris Hostler

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

James Deardorff

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Bull & Bean
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: April 29-May 2, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Case Presentation


Justin Yoo to Murat Arcasoy

Kathy Cooney with GenMed 1

1:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report 

Jasmine Washington to Joe Govert

Grace Lee to Stephen Bergin

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Nathan Moulton to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - Perioperative Medicine

Ben Ranard to Joel Boggan and John Paul Shoup

Erin Pollack

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

PWIM 'Before They Were Stars'
The Program for Women in Internal Medicine will host "Before They Were Stars," a faculty panel that will feature Dr. Patty Lee, who will be joining us on her first day at Duke as the new Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, as well as Dr. Anna Mae Diehl and Dr. Kimberly  Johnson. Learn about and from the career trajectories of successful women in academic medicine at Duke and network with resident and faculty peers in support of career development and advancement. Please join us on May 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Duke North, Room 8253.

MRRC to host Spring Event
The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host "Smart Positioning on the Interview Day and Beyond: Pearls on CVs, Personal Statements, and More," on June 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. in DMP 2W96. 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.

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • April 29 - GME Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., DMP 2W93
  • April 30 - GME Breakfast, 6-9 a.m., DMP 2nd Floor
  • May 1- PWIM Before They Were Stars + GME Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., DMP 2W96
  • May 2 - GME Breakfast, 6-9 a.m., DMP 2nd Floor
  • May 3 - Resident Research Showcase at Medicine Grand Rounds
  • May 17 - End of Year photo after Medicine 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