Internal Medicine Residency News, July 27, 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020

From the Director

Back from vacation! The Chiefs takeover of Med Res News (and the nightly emails) was awesome and much appreciated. Also caught up on all the #tacos from the week in my Slack feed – so incredibly impressed with everyone’s teamwork and taking care of each other.  

Today we have the SAR virtual interview practice noon conference with Dr. Kat Pollak, a communications specialist and interviewing expert. Interns and JARs, please enjoy the time to socially distance and spend time with your teams. It promises to be a mere 105 degree heat index today so likely available tables outside. And as much as it is challenging, please don’t all crowd into workrooms to eat.

Kudos
In other news, kudos to Micah Schub and Stacy Bagrova for their EPIC appearance on the Clinical Problem Solvers podcast. They were awesome. I even got an email from a colleague at another institution who is an avid CP Solvers addict telling me that Micah and Stacy had one of THE BEST resident CP Solvers episodes that he has heard. Total “kvelling” moment for this PD. (If you don’t know what the word “kvelling” means, stay tuned for tonight’s email.)

Micah and GinaAlso congratulations to Micah Schub and Gina Silverstein on their wedding!  

Other kudos this week to Hannah Robinson from Drs. Galanos and Clarke for outstanding work as the 9300 Teach Resident, to Nick Ashur for an awesome SAR talk and delayed kudos to Cam Oswalt for being an amazing SAR on gen med from Lynette Stalpefoote Boynton. Kudos to Saad Atiq from Emory Buck for teaching her how to spin urine and just generally being an awesome JAR, to Vinay Choksi and Soo Lim from Connor Craig and Sarah Greene for being great, supportive Gen Med SARs, to Grace Lee and Sam Curtis for bringing Sam Dizon good vibes for her first CICU call, to the 9100 team of Bari Rosenberg, Hubie Haywood, Ryne Ramaker and Chris Wanjiku for working together like true #dukefam, to Emilio Guzman Cisneros from Aubrie Carroll for a great intern report presentation, to Carter Devlin from Sam Dizon for fantastic patient handoff, to Monty Natour from Roshni Dhoot for helping out the interns in the ACC, to Vivian Chen-Andrews from Emory Buck for a lifesaving espresso, to James Helzberg from Aaron Hein for excellent MICU teamwork, and to Michael Burt, Sarah Norton, Sean Taasan and Emory Buck from Saad Atiq for being the best VA teammates.

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Gregg Robbins-Welty (as well as Med Psych program alum Paul Riordan and #dukefamily member extraordinare Dr. G) for their recent paper in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, "Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Bereavement and Grief." Riordan PA, Price M, Robbins-Welty GA, Leff V, Jones CA, Prigerson HG, Galanos A. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jul 2. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0341. [Epub ahead of print]

Have a great week!
Aimee

Clinic Corner: Ambulatory

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin

Ambulatory Threads 2020-2021
Hey everyone! I described the Threads in detail in my last Clinic Corner (June 29th). Now, I’d like to update you: All of the divisions have been hard at work sharing their faculty availability right now, during social distancing restrictions, and letting us know where you all can fit. Great news! There are many subspecialty clinic sites opening back up. Huge KUDOS to Emily Sikes for navigating all of the changes in your schedules as Hannah and I gather info. Look for more fun ambulatory Threads clinics in your block 3 and 4 schedules.

Morning Report
The morning report series is off to a great start! Thanks to all who have been joining in for this new general medicine based curriculum we launched last year. There are faculty from all over the health system coming to give case-based talks on their specialty areas. Also, we know that in-person morning report used to be a place to check in with the chief resident in a casual way about any questions or concerns – Hannah is planning to add this feature back in, after she finished rounding this week, so that there is a chance to check in after the formal Zoom finishes. Stay tuned!

Primary Care Concentration at Duke
Interns – a reminder to send me (Dani Zipkin) a note if primary care or general medicine is a thing you’re interested in! It’s ok if you haven’t decided yet. That’s what we’re here to help with! We can tailor your schedule (particularly in the JAR and SAR years) to get you the experiences you need.

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: July 28-30, 2020 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
7/28/20

Diabetes

Dr. McNeill 7:15 a.m. Zoom
7/29/20 Case Conference Dr. Sekar to Dr. Zaas 7:15 a.m. Zoom
7/30/20 Hypertension Dr. Zipkin 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: July 31, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

N/A

OA and RA

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Dr. Sophia Weinmann

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10:30 a.m.

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ID/GI/GIM

ID 101

Diarrhea

Dr. Micah McClain

Dr. Darsh Kothari

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

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Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

N/A

New Cancer Diagnosis - Workup and Patterns of Spread

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Dr. Tian Zhang

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10:30 a.m.

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Noon Conference: July 27-31, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
7/27/20 SAR Fellowship Interview Tips Dr. Pollak 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Piper's in the Park

7/28/20

Bugs + Drugs

Dr. Hostler 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Happy & Hale

7/29/20

QI Conference

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
7/30/20

Chair's Conference

Dr. Ryan Keane 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Jason's Deli
7/31/20 Medicine Grand Rounds: Engineering Stem Cells to Model Human Organ Development and Disease

Dr. Samira Musah

12 p.m.

Zoom

Cosmic Cantina

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: July 27-30, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
7/27/20

VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Orientation

Dr. Taasan with Dr. Simel

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11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

7/28/20

VA JAR Case Report

VA Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Ashur

Dr. Ashur

Dr. Sullivan with Dr. Govert

Dr. Herndon with Dr. Maziarz

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

7/29/20

VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Kansal with Dr. Choi

Dr. Koutlas with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

7/30/20

VA JAR series

VA Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Intern Report 

Dr. Gabarino

Dr. Romanoff with Dr. Schneider

Dr. Patel presents CAT

Dr. Shpanskaya with Dr. Patel

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

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/