Internal Medicine Residency News, Aug. 16th, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

From the Director

Hey all! We’ve got the ITE this week, as well as the COVID safe intern retreat on Thursday afternoon. SARs are interviewing and most have completed their mock interview prep with Dr. Kath Pollak – thanks Drs. Pollak, Svetkey and Cooney for making this possible! Please read the chiefs email from this weekend for updates on scheduling, COVID, the QR codes for call room cleaning and more! Don’t forget to send me your abstracts and publications for our records AND to be in Med Res News!

Congrats to grad and now neph fellow Micah Schub (and wife Gina) on the birth of Arlo Louis Schub! All are doing well.

Kudos this week to Kevin Prior for an outstanding SAR talk, to Zach Lorsch from Dr. Dahhan for a great NF patient workup, to Matt Abbott for his amazing CPRS tutorial slides, to DaMarcus Ingram for getting a HIGH FIVE for helping a family, to Shannon Herndon, Emilio Guzman Cisneros and Audrey Zhang for being great NF team with Vivian Chen-Andrews, and right back to Vivian from Shannon for also being awesome, to Nick Mayne from Sarah Moserowitz for a great 2 weeks on VA GM, to Matt Goodwin, JT Tanaka, and Megan Barrett from Bari Rosenberg for MICU greatness, to Sean Taasan and Tareq Aljurf from NIjat Aliyev for being great 9300 teach residents, to Hannah Florian from Katie Smith for help on Duke GM, and to Nicole Dussault from Michael Cosiano for her compassionate care on Duke GM.

Pubmed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to alumnus Akash Goyal for being recognized by the Ohio ACC for his research in Clinical and Economic Implications of Inconclusive Negative Test Results in Patients with Suspected CAD.

Have a great week!

Med Res Team Office Calendar


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report: August 17-19, 2021 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Dr. McNeill 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/18/21 Skin Manifestations Dr. Wolfe 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/19/21 Lipid Management in Primary Care Dr. Metz 7:15 a.m. Zoom


Academic Half Day: August 20th, 2021 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location



Dr. Alexopoulos

Dr. Weinmann

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Surgery Conference Room C5010

Cardiovascular Prevention

Palliative Care in Oncology

Dr. Shah

Dr. Gray

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Medicine Conference Room C8016


Noon Conference: August 16-20, 2021
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
08/16/21 SAR Talk ACS Dr. Goodwin 12 p.m.




Medicine LEADS: Health Care Finance and Payment Reform: How Do We Do That?

Kevin Shah, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Associate Chief Medical Officer - Innovation and Improvement

12 p.m.


Itaewon Grill


Compassionate Care Conference *On Zoom only*

Dr. Lee 12 p.m.



Board Prep

Dr. Phelps 12 p.m.


Secrets Pho & Noodles
08/20/21 Disability Insurance

Marc Flur

12 p.m.




Report Conference Schedule: August 16-19, 2021 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


MS2 Teaching 

SAR Report - held in 2253

Dr. Wanjiku with Dr. Simel

Dr. Abbott

Dr. Aljurf with Dr. Kussin


11 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.


VA JAR Case Report

Intern Case Report

Duke SAR Report - held in 2253 

Duke Intern Report - held in 8262

Dr. Flynn with Dr. Zaas

Dr. Pinion with Dr. Lyles

Dr. Zhao with Dr. Govert

Dr. Dussault with Dr. Lyles

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.



Duke SAR Report - held in 8626

Dr. Devlin with Dr. Shah (Rheum)

Dr. Helzberg with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


Med Surg Conference (Zoom) for all Residents

MS2 Teaching


Dr. Wu


7:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.


From the Residency Office

SHM - NC Triangle Chapter - Research, Innovation and Clinical Vignette Abstract Competition
Attention medical students, residents, fellows and hospitalists in the research triangle area.

Announcing a call for Abstracts for the Society of Hospital Medicine - North Carolina Triangle Chapter –Research, Innovation and Clinical Vignette Abstract Competition

Event Date: October 19, 2021
Location: TBD
Register here: TBD
Time: 6:30pm
Content: Poster session followed by presentation by top five finalists and announcement of the winner
Cost: Free
Award for overall winner: Automatic abstract acceptance to Hospital Medicine Converge 2022 (the Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting) and $500 gift card.
For all presenters: Encouragement to submit to SHM national competition and local opportunity for academic pursuit.
RIV Competition Coordinators: NC Triangle Chapter Leadership
Please direct all questions to:

Abstract submission due date: 11:59 pm on September 6, 2021

For more information and instructions on abstract submission click here 

HEAL Initiative Fellowship
We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2022-2024 HEAL Initiative Fellowship. The HEAL Initiative Fellowship is a 2-year immersion program for post-residency health workers who are interested in gaining professional experience and a network in global health and health equity. More information about the fellowship can be found here.

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.