Internal Medicine Residency News, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

From the Director

It's almost Funbruary! Pay attention to the announcements from the Med Res Office for the many happenings including the Orgain Society happy hour on Wednesday and a cardiology division town hall for residents with Dr.Manesh Patel on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Med Res Library.

SARS - don't forget to register for the ABIM exam! Also keep an eye on those procedure logs and get them updated.

If you haven't yet met with your coach, now is a great time to do so! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Thanks to all for an amazing recruitment season including our final week My Take speakers Chidi Egwim, Maggie Moses, Kahli Zietlow, Jenny Van Kirk, AJ Blood, and Corey Bradley and tour guides Zach Il'Giovine, Rachel Hu, Peter Hu, Maggie Moses, Kahli Zietlow, Claire Smith, Nicole Jawitz, and Shaki Salvador. You all did a fantastic job this year! We had a really fun second look weekend with the MRRC and GME as well. Thanks to all who participated in the happy hour, brunch and dinner.

Kudos this week from the CCU team to John Musgrove for outstanding teaching, to Linda Koshy for a great applicant report and to Hari Ramalingam for his gold star. Also to Coco Fraiche from her VA team for being an amazing dayfloat! And thanks to Lauren Collins, from Sarah Nouri and Mike Grant, for going WAY above and beyond as a VA day float! She was truly phenomenal--I can't praise her enough, Sarah said.

PubMed from the Program

This weeks pubmed from the program goes to Lauren Sharan for her national ACP abstract!

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: DOC Clinic

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin, MD

Ambulatory Town Hall, Coming up

Please join us for noon conference February 2, where you will join folks from your clinic to hear about updates and hear responses to the feedback you have given on the most recent Continuity Clinic Survey!


To PEAC or not to PEAC?

PEAC modules are high quality ambulatory teaching modules created at Hopkins. JARs and SARs will remember these from last year when we used them. We are thinking of bringing them back. Please email Dani and Aparna with any suggestions for how they could support your learning and how we can best utilize them as a group!


Scheduling News

Jen and Lynsey and Emily have big plans for ambulatory in the next academic year! The 4+2 schedule will allow us to provide much more consistency to your continuity clinic half days and we plan to put together schedules for the entire year! This will make it easier to keep continuity with your own panel of patients, even with longer term follow-up!


Announcing next year’s ACLT group!

We are very excited to welcome a new crew into the ACLT next year! Rising ACLT JARs (in alphabetical order) will be:

  • Ryan Anderson
  • Johnny Komisar
  • Joe Plaksin
  • Ben Ranard
  • Colin Smith
  • Jasmine Washington

The ACLT has been hitting its stride with curricula in teaching and health policy. We have also expanded template options during the clinical portion of ambulatory blocks, including integrative medicine, pain medicine, women’s health, and more! Anyone in the residency can choose these options during ambulatory, they are not just for the ACLT. Thanks go to Aparna for all her hard work behind the scenes!

Watch for ACLT updates on the next GIM journal club in March/April as well as their advocacy plan for Raleigh, NC, in May of this year! Also in May, the ACLT graduating SARs will take over teaching of Academic Half Day!

Thanks everyone.

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: January 30- February 3, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Platelet Disorders

Murat Arcasoy

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Case Presentation

Joe Plaskin to Ken Lyles

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Cost Conscious Case Presentation

Mike Powers to Mary Klotman

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253


Richard Wood

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds

Danielle Brander, MD 8:00 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: January 30- February 3, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Endo/G Briefing

Dave D'Alessio

12:00 p.m. DUH 2002/8253



SAR Lecture Series: Inpatient Insulin Management

Linda Koshy

12:00 p.m. DUH 2002


2/1/17 Practical Diabetes

Diana McNeill

12:00 p.m.

DUH 2002

Cosmic Cantina

Ambulatory Town Hall


12:00 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Tanya Aylward

12:00 p.m. DUH 2002 Picnic Basket

From the Residency Office

House Staff Hoops Watch

Duke Medical Alumni Association invites current house staff to cheer the Blue Devils on to victory over UNC on Thur., Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 280 S. Mangum Street. Complimentary appetizers and one drink ticket per person will be provided. RSVP is required:

Faculty-Resident Research Grant

We are pleased to invite you to apply for the 2017 annual “Faculty-Resident Research Grant” applications. The applications are due on April 9, 2017 for a funding start date on July 1, 2017. For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2018. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2019

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 2017. For any questions, please contact


BLS Blitz

For any trainee whose BLS will expire between 3/13/2017 and 11/1/2017

The BLS Blitz is an opportunity for house staff to renew their American Heart Association (AHA) BLS provider certification at no cost.  Classes will run March 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017. Registration is open now and all trainees’ whose certification will expire between 3/31/2017 and 11/01/2017 are encouraged to participate. There will be no other BLS classes given at Duke until November 2017.  If you miss this Duke provided session and need BLS certification, at a cost to you, you may make arrangements with an outside AHA provider. We recommend CPR Consultants (919-850-9295) or Triangle CPR (919-851-4380).

To register
  • Log into the Duke LMS at your NetID and Password.
  • In the Learning Catalog Search box, enter BLS30101 (or Basic Life Support) and click Search.
  • Locate the desired class to attend and click Register.
Facts to Remember
  • All classes will be held in Hock Plaza, Suite G07 and will be three hours long.
  • Participants must review and have a current AHA BLS Provider Manual 2015 in hand for class.
  • A Duke ID badge must be brought to the session.
  • The class will involve physical activity, so please dress accordingly.
  • Employees are expected to park in their designated area and walk or ride the van to Hock.
  • Questions can be directed to Clinical Education and Professional Development (684-4293).
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.

Office hours for program leaders

Please feel free to stop by during these times and of course always feel free to reach out to program leaders to set up a meeting outside of these times if needed.

  • Aimee Zaas: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • February 2 - Cardiology Town Hall with Manesh Patel, MD, MedRes Library, 6 p.m.

  • February 9 - House Staff Hoops, 7:30 p.m., Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, RSVP:

  • February 23 - JAR Fellowship/Career Networking Night at Dr. Klotman's House

  • March 3 - Charity Auction at Motorco

  • March 17 - Match Party Celebration at Tyler's Taproom

  • April 9 - Deadline for Faculty-Resident Research Grant

Funbruary Events
  • February 1 - Stead Mixer
  • February 3 - Resident bake off competition
  • February 6 & 20 - Community Building Dinners
  • February 9 - Duke v. UNC Basketball Watch Party
  • February 11 - House Party for all residents
  • February 14 - Stead Society Valentine's Breakfast
  • February 15 - Social Action Committee Meeting
  • February 18 - Salsa Lessons & Dancing
  • February 23 - JAR Networking Event
  • February 27 - Indian Food, Games & Drinks