Internal Medicine Residency News, Feb. 10, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

From the Director

Whoa! What a game! Thanks to Tony Gutierrez for hosting the Stead night at the Duke-UNC game and to everyone for their flexibility in moving locations. Sorry to not be able to join, but still super happy about the ending of that instant classic.

Thanks to those who came to the fellowship session last Tuesday. A repeat of the same info will happen at 6 p.m. on Feb 11!

Kudos this week go to Sean Doerfler for his great SAR talk, to Sheila Sherzoy for her awesome SAR talk and Ahmad Mourad for chair’s conference! 

Congratulations to Jung Ko and Allison Moore on the birth of baby Harry! Welcome to the #dukefamily.

Also MANY thanks to all who have been pulled this past week – flu/winter illness season is not sparing the residency – we really appreciate everyone looking out for each other and their patients.

PubMed from the Program​
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to our chief Amanda Boyd, along with Duke IM Res alum Shai Posner for their JAMA Clinical Challenge publication “Dysphagia in a 30 year old woman” with GI attending Amit Patel!

Have a great week!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Feb. 11-14, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
2/11/20 Advanced Care Planning Paul Riordan 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Medical Problems of Pregnancy

Lynn Bowlby

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Weight Loss Medications

Audrey Metz 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Moving from Volume to Value - Cardiovascular Disease

Manesh Patel, MD

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: Feb. 14, 2020
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location




Matt Ellis

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032

Colorectal Carcinoma

GI Bleeding

Mike Feiler

Brian Sullivan

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Heart Failure Management in 2020: Challenges and Opportunities

Pop Health Part 2

Adam DeVore

Joel Boggan

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Feb. 10-14, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

SAR Talk: C diff and FMT

Nancy Yang

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


2/11/20 Dermatologic Emergencies

Dr. Cardones

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Dale's Indian Cuisine

2/12/20 MP SAR Talk Justin Yoo

12:10 p.m.

DUH 8253

2/13/20 Funbruary  

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Bhavik Patel

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Noodle and Co
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Feb. 10-13, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report

Cake Pops with Cooney

Josh Lee to Stephen Bergin

Kathy Cooney with Joseph Wawrzynski and Juliette Logan

1:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Jessie Gu to Joe Govert

Sriya Muralidharan​ to Matt Sparks

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

Claudia Leung to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - High Value Care

Kathryn Hutchins to Diana McNeill

Suchita Sata

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Narrative Medicine Returns Feb. 28
IM Residency's Narrative Medicine group will meet Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Med Res Library. Dr. Galanos (Dr. G) will precept this session. If you are interested, please RSVP to Govind Krishnan. We have found in the past that a small group fosters a sense of intimacy and allows for open sharing, so we will limit attendance to the first 10 people who RSVP.

The theme for this session will be "Relationships." If you are interested in writing a piece, feel free to write about anything this word might bring to your mind, be it the relationships you form with patients, with your co-residents, with family, or of course romantic ones. So as to give everyone who wishes to, a chance to discuss their piece, invite commentary, and open it up for discussion, we ask that you limit your piece to less than 1,000 words. So we can share our pieces with others prior to the session, if you are able to, please email Govind your piece by 2/25/2020. As a final thought, our narrative medicine sessions are considered a safe space: Whatever is shared in our session, we ask that you keep private without express permission to share with others. As always, food will be provided! 

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 

  • Feb. 11 - Intro to Fellowship sessions 
  • Feb. 14 - FUNBRUARY Valentine's Day Breakfast
  • Feb. 19 - JAR Networking Night
  • Feb. 20 - FUNBRUARY Breakfast and Thank A Resident Day!
  • Feb. 24 - FUNBRUARY Internal Medicine Residency Bake Off
  • Feb. 28 - Narrative Medicine
  • March 6 - Annual Charity Auction