Internal Medicine Residency News, Dec. 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

From the Director

Happy December! Hard to believe again how fast we are approaching the holidays (and of course the amazing DOM Holiday Party, complete with the Chief Resident Performance). Can’t wait. This week is also a big week for our SARs, as it is FELLOWSHIP MATCH on Wednesday. We are excited to celebrate with you all and to see the results of your hard work.

A couple of reminders – interns are meeting with Dr. David Turner and Kate McDaniel at noon on Thursday in the Med Res Office; please catch up on logging your procedures so that you don’t fall behind and lose track of what you did; SARs, don’t forget to register for the August ABIM exam (“The Boards”) before the price goes up; schedule request forms will be coming out just before the holiday schedule starts – please check in with me or the chiefs or an APD if you have any questions; if you haven’t scheduled your “semi-annual” evaluation meeting with Dr. Hargett and me, please contact Erin to do so!  We are having a lot of fun meeting with everyone and hope it has been a helpful process for you as well.


Kudos this week go to our awesome chair’s conference presenter Jasmine Washington – great case on Friday! Also to our My Take presenters Keva Garg, Tara Holder, and AJ Blood, as well as our tour guides Landon Brown, Steven Kimani, David Beavers, Tamara Saint Surin and Chris Ferreri. More kudos to Maggie Moses and Matt Labriola from Aly Shogan for caring for a patient during a code overnight, to Dr. Frances Miller from Caroline Sloan for being a great teacher at the VA CCU and to Joe Plaksin and Ben Ranard from Brian Schneider for their great work at the VA.

Thanks to everyone for your generosity over Thanksgiving - we ended up donating $1,000 in gift cards to DOC (as shown with Jan Dillard, who sends her thanks)!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Annie Reihman for her help with the most recent Rational Clinical Exam paper “Does this Patient Have Acute Mountain Sickness?

Have a great week!



Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Hi DOC!!

This week we have lots of new, clinical info, see the attachments (just log into Duke Box)! Read those and below message from Jan. A reward to anyone who guesses whose note this typo came from! Too, too funny!

Funny chart note:

“Thus, he will need some kind of bride now with the help of Jan Dillard”

Was supposed to be “bridge.” At least I hope so. I hadn’t planned on branching out into match making.

Check out the latest DOC news from our enewsletter.

Happy, Happy Holidays to all!

Lynn B and team!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Dec. 4-8, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Pituitary Disorders

Diana McNeill

7:15 a.m. DUH 8262


Lisa Muasher

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8262


Case Presentation

Lara Kapp to Joe Rogers

7:15 a.m. DUH 8262


Alyson McGhan

7:15 a.m. DUH 8262

Medicine Grand Rounds: FGF23 at the Intersection of Kidney and Cardiovascular Diseases

Myles Wolf

8:00 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Dec. 4-8, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Medicine Interviews


12:00 p.m.

DUH 8252 Parker & Otis

SAR Lecture: Hematologic Malignancies or All-class Debrief

Meg Steiner/Tony Galanos and Vickie Leff

12:00 p.m. DUH 2002



MATCH DAY and Medicine-Pediatrics Interviews


12:00 p.m.

DUH 8252

Parker & Otis


Joel Boggan

12:00 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference with Medicine Applicants

Hannah Dzimitrowicz

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Bull Street
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Dec. 4-8, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Resident Report - Case Report with Interviewees


Robert Diep to Dave Simel

Joseph Rogers

1:15 p.m.

6:30 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8252

AJ Blood to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8252

Intern Report 

Shai Posner to Aimee Zaas

Keva Garg and Jeremy Brooksbank to Joseph Rogers

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report - Respiratory Failure

QI with Joel Boggan and Dr. Setji

​Dr. Brogan 

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Check out The Scope

The Scope is a weekly newsletter that goes out on Fridays and summarizes the best evidence-based medical research from the week in a few fun and easy-to-read sentences. You can check out this weeks email below and people can sign up, see prior issues, and learn more about it at

Faculty-Resident Research Grant

The applications are due on April 8, 2018 for a funding start date on July 1, 2018.

For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2019. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2020.

Attached please find the application forms, instructions, and sample NIH format biosketch (the old NIH Bioskecth format forms are acceptable for your CV)

Please submit your application as a single word or pdf file that includes your mentor’s NIH Biosketch (the new versus old NIH Biosketch format is optional for your mentor).

Please email a pdf file of the signed mentor's support letter with your application by April 9, either as part of the entire application or separately.

Each proposal must have a Human subjects section that describes the protections of the patients and patient data, describe the consent procedure if applicable, status of IRB protocol (to be submitted, already submitted or already approved, as appropriate) etc. This section is required whether to not your project is a retrospective or prospective study, whether patient identifiers are exposed (or not) during data collection/analysis, whether consent is to be obtained or there is a waiver for consent. Please see attached example language that you can adapt to your own specific protocol after discussing with your research mentor.

The next opportunity to apply for a research grant will be in September 2018. Please also find attached scholarship opportunity calendar for this academic year 2017-2018

For any questions, or to discuss mentorship and research project opportunities please contact

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

  • Dec. 7 - Res-teering: One Table: A World Relief Refugee Community Potluck Dinner

  • Dec. 9 - Department of Medicine Holiday Party