Internal Medicine Residency News, June 29, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

From the Director

Happy first day! Thank you to the amazing Med Res Team (Lynsey, Tia, Emily, Kayla, Jessica, and Elizabeth) for all of your hard work to put together orientation, and also to have the end of year processes run smoothly! We are really excited for an outstanding year. Many thanks again to Matt, Hannah, Steph, and Govind for starting the year with enthusiasm, organization and just general awesomeness.

Don’t forget to send me the great things your colleagues do. If you have a “kudos” for the Med Res News, please send to me and cc Elizabeth McCamic so we can get your peer recognition published in the following week’s Med Res News. In general, anything I receive by Monday morning will make in that week. Also, if you have an abstract accepted (virtual counts) or a paper published or a presentation, send them my way (and cc Tia so we can keep the database updated) so we can feature your work in “Pubmed from the Program.”

We are starting to upload LORs for the fellowships! Reminder that applications need to be complete before August 12, and the upload delay is several days so it is good to have letters be due by July 31. We will have a virtual interviewing prep session with Dr. Kath Pollack later this month for those applying to fellowship as well. Dr. Butterly and I got to present at the Duke AHEAD Virtual Recruitment webinar last week; we learned a lot as well. More to come on how to make your fellowship interview process productive and informative.

Kudos
Kudos this week to all who are moving on up to JAR and SAR year, as well as again to our grads, and to our preliminary interns who are headed to their secondary residencies. Of course another welcome to the interns as well! Also kudos to James Helzberg, Peggy Sahu and Sam Rauch from Marc Samsky for great work on Cards Nights and to Peggy Sahu, Mary Jo Obeid, Geargin Wilson, Ann Cameron Barr, SeaBass Franco, Amber Meservey, Sean Taasan, Nathan Hirshman, Mike Cosiano and Rabab Ali for putting together the intern bootcamp chats!

PubMed from the Program
Pubmed from the program goes to Marius Chukwurah for his article just published in Health Equity.  Health Equity. 2020; 4(1): 139–141. Are Clinicians Contributing to Excess African American COVID-19 Deaths? Unbeknownst to Them, They May Be; Adam J. Milam, Debra Furr-Holden, Jennifer Edwards-Johnson, Birgete Webb, John W. Patton, III, Nnayereugo C. Ezekwemba, Lekiesha Porter, TomMario Davis, Marius Chukwurah, Antonio J. Webb, Kevin Simon, Geden Franck, Joshua Anthony, Gerald Onuoha, II, Italo M. Brown, James T. Carson, and Brent C. Stephens.

Have a great week!
Aimee

Clinic Corner: Ambulatory

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin

Ambulatory Threads 2020-2021
Welcome new interns!! The Ambulatory Threads system is now entering its third year and has been very well received so far. While it’s not clear when the threads will come back together as COVID has disrupted the ability of subspecialty clinics to accommodate residents, I’d like to introduce the concept here. Right now, your +2 weeks will have continuity clinics plus the opportunities we were able to utilize for you after scanning across our department and beyond.

The threads are templates of bundled sub-specialty clinics that repeat across all of the +2 blocks for six months at a time, so you can experience the full breadth of internal medicine sub-specialties in the outpatient setting. With four threads total, by the end of JAR year you will have seen everything!

Academic Half Day on Friday mornings is linked to your thread, so the teaching will match what you’re doing clinically.

Thread subspecialty bundles are:

  • Intern Thread A: ID/GI/other VA clinics (“IGV”)
  • Intern Thread B: Renal/Rheumatology/Endocrine (“RRE”)
  • JAR Thread A: Cardiology/Hematology (benign and malignant)
  • JAR Thread B: Pulmonary/Oncology

Primary Care Concentration at Duke
Thinking you might like primary care? Please reach out to Hannah or Dani so we can talk about how to tailor your schedule to best prepare you for the breadth of general internal medicine. You have the option of building a second continuity site to see what another clinic is like, starting as early as intern year! Also, we’ll make sure that you get all the women’s health, sports medicine, dermatology, obesity medicine, and ENT/ophtho, plus you’ll have GIM immersion blocks in the SAR year. Last but not least, we’ll help with mentoring on all things GIM, whether that is clinical medicine, research, teaching, or leadership.

New for SARs
This marks the first year that SARs will have a full year-long boards prep curriculum in the AHD time slot. We are so grateful to Anne Phelps for bringing her passion and expertise to this curriculum.

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report and Medicine Grand Rounds
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
6/30/20 Diabetes: Insulin & Teaching Dr. McNeill 7:15 a.m. Zoom
7/1/20 Challenging Conversations Dr. Pollak 7:15 a.m. Zoom
7/2/20 Low Back Pain Dr. Pruka 7:15 a.m. Zoom
7/3/20

No Medicine Grand Rounds

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Academic Half Day: July 3, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

No sessions - Holiday

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ID/GI/GIM

No sessions - Holiday

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Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

No sessions - Holiday

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Noon Conference: June 29-July 3, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
6/29/20

Welcome Fun Lunch

-- 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Jimmy John's

6/30/20

Life Long Learning 

Aimee Zaas, MD 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Happy and Hale

7/1/20

COVID-19 Update

Tara Spector, MD, and Brian Schneider, MD 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

City BBQ
7/2/20

Intern Bootcamp: Oncologic Emergencies

Matthew Labriola 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
7/3/20 Fun Lunch -- 12:15 p.m.

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Report Conference Schedule: June 29-July 2, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
6/29/20

JAR: VA JAR Orientation 

SAR: Duke Gen Med SAR Orientation

Steph Garbarino

Matt Labriola

1:15 p.m.

6/30/20

VA Intern Orientation

Duke Intern Orientation

Steph Garbarino

Matt Labriola

2:30 p.m.

7/1/20

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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/