Internal Medicine Residency News, Jan. 21, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

From the Director

One more interview day! And then GME-MRRC Second Look Weekend! We are nearing the finish line! Many many thanks to all residents and faculty who are working so hard to bring in our next amazing class of interns!  See y’all on Friday for our last interview day of the 2019-20 season! Or as Dr. Butterly says, the 162nd interview day that he and I have run together. 

Many thanks to the ID Division for hosting the night at Northern Spy! Strong turnout, great company!

JARs and any SARs and CIP (“Fast Track”) interns – Dr. Hargett and I will be holding the “Intro to Fellowship” meetings Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Med Res. Same content at both meetings. We will review the timeline and thought process of the fellowship match and provide you with a framework to think about your application. Individual and specialty specific meetings to follow.

Kudos
Kudos this week go to Lonnie Sullivan for being selected by the SNMA students as the recipient of the Dr. Brenda Armstrong Resident Mentor Award. Incredibly well deserved. Also kudos this week to Ryan Keane from Nick Kamp! Nick and Ryan worked together on DRH nights last week, and it sounds like Ryan was an absolute rock star. He handled some very sick cross cover patients who had to be transferred to the ICU and admitted some other sick patients from the ED. Also kudos to Daphne Xiao and Jessie Gu for outstanding SAR talks, to Anmol Singh for presenting a great case to our applicants at resident report and to Lonnie Sullivan for a fantastic chair’s conference. Many thanks to our My Take team of Sonali Bracken, Ryan Keane, Michael Burt, Shon Arnold and Nathaniel Harris, as well as our tour guides Jordan Gales, Sean Doerfler, and Anthony Horton. Apologies if you were missed in these kudos and thanks!

PubMed from the Program​
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Vinay Choksi who had his award winning abstract selected for presentation at the upcoming Society of Hospital Medicine meeting “The Smoking Gun: A Case of Respiratory Distress Associated with E-Cigarette Use."

Have a great week!
Aimee

Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Sonal Patel and Leigh Wynkoop

We are sad to say that Friday was our last day with LPN Cece Hamlett in clinic; Cece is moving over to the Women’s Health Clinic. She’ll be missed (especially if you were lucky enough ever to sample her baking skills!).

We are happy to welcome LPN Joseph Collins to PRIME starting this upcoming week. Joseph is new to the VA, coming from Duke. Please be sure to meet him.

We now have Shingrix available – clinical reminder is turned on. Remember that this cannot be given at the same time as FluAd (adjuvanted flu vaccine for patients >age 65). Please prioritize flu vaccine! Shingrix can be given 4 weeks after FluAd.  Please remember this is only for our patients over the age of 65!

Dr. D’Silva will have a once a month women’s health clinic in PRIME. This will be on Wednesday PMs. This clinic is for patients who have any women’s health issue that needs a clinic visit for – e.g. contraception, menopause management, family planning. Or if your patient needs a Pap, we’d like to encourage her to get it done here – either in your clinic, or if they feel strongly about not getting it done in PRIME per se, see if she’d be willing to have it done in PRIME by one of the WHC attendings. (It’s essentially the same as going to Women’s Health Clinic, just located in PRIME.) It is our plan to have the LEAD resident work with Dr. D’Silva for those clinics. These are currently scheduled on 1/22 and 2/19.

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report and MGR: Jan. 21-24, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
1/21/20 Vaginal Disorders Dr. Muasher 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253

1/22/20

Continuity Clinic Town Halls

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7:15 a.m.

Clinic sites

1/23/20

Lower Back Pain

Katie Pruka 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
1/24/20

Medicine Grand Rounds: Health Data Science and AI Series: Can a Machine Write a New Yorker Article, or Clinical Notes?

Lawrence Carin, BS, MS, PhD

8 a.m. DUH 2002

 

Academic Half Day: Jan. 24, 2020
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

Fatigue & Arthralgias

Diabetes

Jennifer Rowell

Diana McNeill

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032
ID/GI/GIM

Maestro Training 

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9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

 
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Transfusion Principles

Stress Testing

Marilyn Telen

Nishant Shah

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016

 

Noon Conference: Jan. 20-24, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch
1/20/20

Martin Luther King Holiday 

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Domino's

1/21/20 SAR Talk: Inpatient Management of IBD

Anthony Horton

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Mediterra

1/22/20 General Vasculitis Dr. Allen

12:10 p.m.

DUH 8253

Rudino's
1/23/20 M&M Joel Boggan and Lara Hayes

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Sazon
1/24/20

Chair's Conference

Payton Kendersky

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Bull and Bean
 
 
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Jan. 20-23, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
1/20/20

Holiday - no report

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1/21/20

SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Juliette Logan to Joe Govert

LaShondra Arnold to Dr. Middleton

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

1/22/20

SAR Report

JD Ike to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.

1/23/20

SAR Report 

Intern Report - Patient Safety

Joel Boggan and Lara Hayes

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Proud to be GIM breakfast on Jan. 31
The Division of General Internal Medicine will host a Proud to be GIM breakfast beginning at 7:15 a.m. on Jan. 31, ahead of Medicine Grand Rounds. Drop by to mingle with GIM faculty and stay for a  MGR presentation by Nia Mitchell and David Edelman.

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/

Upcoming Dates and Events 

  • Jan. 31 - Proud to be GIM Breakfast before Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Feb. 4 and 11 - Intro to Fellowship sessions 
  • Feb. 19 - JAR Networking Night
  • March 6 - Annual Charity Auction