Internal Medicine Residency News, July 26th, 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021

From the Director

What? One month in! Crazy! Congrats to all as we enter “block 2” - so far, so great! Dr. Butterly and I have enjoyed meeting 1:1 with the interns, it is awesome to see our JARs on NF, in the MICU, increasing that independence in clinic,  leading VA GM and Cohen Conferences and our SARs giving talks, leading Duke and DRH GM and getting those fellowship/job applications in! I hear we hit a record with an interview offer 43 minutes after applications went live as well as almost 30 people signing up for interview practice with Dr. Kath Pollack - way to go everyone! It’s not too late to get a time with her if you haven’t signed up yet. Reach out to Kayla with questions

Congratulations to the Cavalier fam on the birth of Cooper! He’s adorable and all are doing well!

Kudos this week to Aashutos Patel on fantastic VA cross cover from Jackie Kercheval, to Sarah Morgan from Dr. Paul Riordan for highlighting patient centered language in presentations, to Sandra Loriaux, Emory Buck, Sarah Moserowitz, Harsh Patolia and Mike Burt for the amazing Duke IM Wiki, to Courtney Richman from Anand Shah for fantastic work on a busy 9100 night, to the entire 9100 crew of Courtney Richman, Matt Townsend, Garret Johnson and Katie Jordan from Felicia Cao for a wonderful month, to Katie Centner from Kirsten Binz for a spectacular 2 weeks on VA GM, from James Helzberg to Emory Buck for recognition and management of a patient with VT, and from Bari Rosenberg to Amanda Broderick for stellar family centered care in the Duke MICU!

Pubmed from the Program
This weeks Pubmed from the program highlights our fantastic alum Dr. Meredith Clement, now an NIH K23 funded HIV prevention investigator at LSU for her recent guest appearance on the ID podcast Febrile discussing PreP! Highly recommended for a great listen.

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: Ambulatory

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin

Ambulatory Schedules
The ambulatory schedules are a compilation of thousands of moving parts and errors do happen! Thank you for rolling with changes if they’ve affected you. Please share all questions with Nancy Yang and Dani Zipkin!

Academic Half Day
AHD matches the threads you are on – interns hear talks from nephrology, rheumatology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, and gastroenterology. JARs hear talks from cardiology, pulmonary, hematology, and oncology. SARs get boards review with Anne Phelps. The sessions are back at the VA like in the old days, and we are working to manage conflicts that may arise in the conference rooms, as we do have them booked all year. Please share feedback on this process with Dani Zipkin!


Med Res Team Office Calendar

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report: July 27-29, 2021 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Dr. McNeill 7:15 a.m. Zoom
07/28/21 HTN Dr. Zipkin 7:15 a.m. Zoom
07/29/21 ED Dr. Peyser 7:15 a.m. Zoom


Academic Half Day: July 30th, 2021 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

ID 101

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. McClain

Dr. Wolf

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA Surgery Conference Room C5010

Health Failure


Dr. DeVore


9 a.m.


VA Medicine Conference Room C8016


Noon Conference: July 26-30, 2021
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
07/26/21 Sleep and Insomnia Dr. Danforth 12 p.m.


Makus Empanadas


Medicine LEADS: Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism

Thomas Ortel, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Chief, Division of Hematology

12 p.m.


Secrets Pho & Noodles


SAR Talk "Emergencies in Solid Tumor Oncology" 

Dr. Hirshman 12 p.m.



Sepsis Update

Dr. O'Brien 12 p.m.


07/30/21 Medicine Grand Rounds: How to Leave Bias Out of Learner Assessments and Improve Medical Education in the Process

Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd
Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology)
Vice Chair for Education

Diana McNeill, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition)
Director of Duke AHEAD

Poonam Sharma, MD, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education (DOM)

12 p.m.


Noodles & Co


Report Conference Schedule: July 26-29, 2021 
Date Topic Lecturer Time

JAR Orientation

Intern Orientation

MS2 Teaching 

Duke SAR Report - held in 8626

Dr. Burt

Dr. Burt

Dr. Abbott

Dr. Tobin with Dr. Kussin

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.


VA JAR Case Report

VA Intern Case Report

Duke SAR Report - held in 2253 

Duke Intern Report - held in 2253

Dr. Wanjiku with Dr. Zaas

Dr. Antonia with Dr. Lyles

Dr. Taasan with Dr. Regan

Dr. Hamilton with Dr. Regan

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.



Duke SAR Report - held in 8262

Dr. Flynn with Dr. Batch

Dr. Obeid with Dr. Hargett

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


JAR Case Report

Intern Case Report 

MS2 Teaching

ACR Equity/CAT - held in 2253

OUD - held in 8262

Dr. Reddy with Dr. Abbott

Dr. Weinberg with Dr. Abbott


Dr. Regan

Dr. Clifton

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

SHM - NC Triangle Chapter - Research, Innovation and Clinical Vignette Abstract Competition
Attention medical students, residents, fellows and hospitalists in the research triangle area.

Announcing a call for Abstracts for the Society of Hospital Medicine - North Carolina Triangle Chapter –Research, Innovation and Clinical Vignette Abstract Competition

Event Date: October 19, 2021
Location: TBD
Register here: TBD
Time: 6:30pm
Content: Poster session followed by presentation by top five finalists and announcement of the winner
Cost: Free
Award for overall winner: Automatic abstract acceptance to Hospital Medicine Converge 2022 (the Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting) and $500 gift card.
For all presenters: Encouragement to submit to SHM national competition and local opportunity for academic pursuit.
RIV Competition Coordinators: NC Triangle Chapter Leadership
Please direct all questions to:

Abstract submission due date: 11:59 pm on September 6, 2021

For more information and instructions on abstract submission click here 

HEAL Initiative Fellowship
We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2022-2024 HEAL Initiative Fellowship. The HEAL Initiative Fellowship is a 2-year immersion program for post-residency health workers who are interested in gaining professional experience and a network in global health and health equity. More information about the fellowship can be found here.

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.