Internal Medicine Residency News, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

From the Director

What a great kickoff week – welcome to our newest class! This is such an awesome time of year! Many thanks to our incredible team of Lynsey, Tia, Emily, Kerri and Ernest for having everything run so smoothly, and to our APDs Dave, Bill, Joel, Dani and Murat as well as our chiefs Jenny, Kara, Winn and John Paul for their amazing leadership already. A final congratulations to our graduating SARs!!


Kudos this week go to Jason Zhu, Dinushika Mohottige, and Marc Samsky for co-winning the Joseph McClellan Award. More kudos to Matt McCulloch from Brian Schneider for being an amazing team player at the VA, to Sarah Norton from Joe Lerman for taking great care of sick patient in the VA MICU, and to Kyle Geurink from Dinushika and Dani for going out of his way for a DOC patient. Kudos to Danielle Howard from Elieth Martinez for being an awesome team leader and having excellent bedside manners on DRH GenMed. And of course a big kudos to Chris Pumill for putting his life on the line for the Tom Holland Memorial Lecture. Belated kudos from Mike Grant to Qasim Hussaini and Godefroy Chery for their excellent work on VA Gen Med.

Our new curriculum website is getting up and running. Huge thank you to Murat Arcasoy and Kerri Shore for all the behind the scenes work to make this happen. Look for an email from me explaining the details. We are super excited about this awesome resource – many thanks to our education leads for getting information to us in a timely manner. The website will be updated throughout the year, so keep checking it out!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to JD Ike for his recent publication in Critical Care Medicine! Crit Care Med. 2018 May;46(5):764-773. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003015. The Association Between Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Hospital Case Volume and Mortality in a U.S. Cohort, 2002-2011. Ike JD1, Kempker JA2, Kramer MR3, Martin GS2.

Have a great week! Happy first week of the new academic year!


Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

We now have flyers to give to prospective new patients! See attached.

And Welcome new interns! The first ones started today! Be sure to help them when you see them, or hear them asking about DOC!

Check to be sure you have the updated DOC Thrive Guide in your Agile MD app.

Read our recent DOC newsletter.

Lynn and Co.


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: July 2-6, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Murat Arcasoy

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
7/3/18 Asthma Tim Scialla 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


July 4 - No Report


Case Conference

Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

No Conference




Noon Conference: July 2-6, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Acute Ventilatory Failure

Tim Scialla

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


Renal Emergencies

Dr. Roberts

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Cosmic Cantina


No Conference - July 4





GI Emergencies

Dr. Quevedo

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Katie Charles

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: July 2-5, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report - Orientation

Chair's Sign Outs

Kent Feng to Murat Arcasoy

Joe Rogers and GenMed 4 and 5

1:15 p.m.

6 p.m.


SAR Report

Lara Hayes to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - Canceled for July 4th!

Intern Report - Canceled






SAR Report/QI Conference 

Intern Hospitalist Series - Common Pages and How to Respond

Irena Tan

Colby Feeney

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office


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

  • Aug. 10 - Intern Retreat

  • Sept. 29 - Stead Tread 5K