Internal Medicine Residency News, July 20, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

From the Chiefs

We hope you are all having a fun start to the year! Word on the street is that our new interns CRUSHED their first rotations!! Likewise, we have heard the highest praise about our JARs and SARs from our interns for being so supportive and selfless to start the year. Thank you all for everything you are doing to care for our patients!

If you have not checked it out yet, we were able to get Blocks 4-6 posted so you all can best plan your lives! Big shout out to Emily Sikes for her amazing work assisting with schedule builds and getting those posted so quickly! Also, please make sure you read through our new ASSIST LIST policies, and for JARs/SARs, please answer the one question survey on how we should approach the ASSIST LIST for the remainder of the year! We hope this helps continue to build upon the already incredible #DukeFamily culture!

Kudos
We love hearing about your greatness, so keep the tacos coming! Kudos this week go to Bari Rosenberg and Annie Cavalier, this week's supreme taco distributors!! To Tareq Aljurf, Sam Rauch, Mike Cosiano, Melanie Cabezas, and Vinay Choksi for their willingness to help out their colleagues this week! Also special shout out to Harsh Patolia from currently pulm fellow and former incredible co-resident of the chiefs Dan Turner for an incredible job rising to the occasion in the MICU to start the year. Additional kudos to the Duke Night Float squad of Rabab Ali, Joyce Hwang, Felicia Cao, and Joe Wawrzynski for exceptional work overnight from the day teams. And to just re-hash some tacos, Chris Azuzu is still a boss and Trent Wei is still enthusiastic!

PubMed from the Program
Congratulations to Ahmad Mourad for his publication in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, "Surgical infection prophylaxis prior to left ventricular assist device implantation: A survey of clinical practice." Well done, Ahmad! 

Have an awesome week!
The Chiefs

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: July 21-23, 2020 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
7/21/20

Annual Physical Exam

Dr. Peyser 7:15 a.m. Zoom
7/22/20 Challenging Conversations Dr. Pollak 7:15 a.m. Zoom
7/23/20 Low Back Pain Dr. Pruka 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: July 24, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

OA and RA

CKD 1

Dr. Sophia Weinmann

Dr. Matthew Sparks

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

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ID/GI/GIM

CRC Screening

Personal Finance

Dr. Brian Sullivan

Dr. Venu Reddy

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Cardiovascular Diagnostic Testing

Dr. Nishant Shah

9 a.m.

--

 

Noon Conference: July 20-24, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
7/20/20 RHC & Assessment of Shock Dr. Rahul Loungani 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Jimmy John's

7/21/20

SAR Talk: Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Dr. Nick Ashur 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Piper's in the Park

7/22/20

Alcohol Withdrawl

Dr. Lefler 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
7/23/20

Inpatient IBD Management

Dr. Stephanie Garbarino 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Mediterra
7/24/20 Medicine Grand Rounds: Rheumatology in the time of COVID

David Leverenz, MD

Isaac Smith, MD

Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD

Moderated by Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd

12 p.m.

Zoom

Jason's Deli

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: July 20-23, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
7/20/20

VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Cabezas with Dr. Simel

Dr. Guzman with Dr. Labriola/Dr. Patel

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

7/21/20

VA JAR Case Report

VA Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Orientation

Dr. Ashur

Dr. Ashur

Dr. Hoffman with Dr. Govert

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11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

7/22/20

VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Rauch with Dr. Schneider

Dr. Kao

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

7/23/20

VA JAR series

VA Intern Report

Duke SAR QI Report

Intern Report 

Dr. Caputo

Dr. Buck with Dr. Caputo

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan

Dr. Guzman Cisneros with Dr. Labriola and Dr. Patel

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Housestaff Association for Sexual and Gender Diversity
We welcome resident, fellow, and faculty members of Duke GME who identify as a sexual or gender minority, as well as allies whose professional goals align with our tenets. The Housestaff Association for Sexual and Gender Diversity aims to:

  • Support our resident and fellow members
  • Foster a community within Duke Graduate Medical Education
  • Generate networking opportunities
  • Serve our local community through service and education

We will have our second virtual happy hour on Tuesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. See email for zoom link.

PWIM Presents: “Before They Were Stars”
Join us for a panel discussion highlighting personal and professional narratives from some of our stellar Department of Medicine faculty! Featuring: Drs. Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, Kimberley Evans, Melissa Teitelman Grotegut, and Svati Shah.

The session will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, July 22, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Please register to get the Zoom link.

PWIM is the Department of Medicine’s Program for Women in Internal Medicine. The overall goal of PWIM is to “build and maintain a supportive and equitable work environment that facilitates career advancement and satisfaction among women faculty and trainees.” We welcome all genders to our events, as our work and success relies on a great team!

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

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/