Internal Medicine Residency News, March 15, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

From the Director

It’s MATCH WEEK! Super excited to finally (albeit virtually) meet the newest members of the Duke Family this Friday on Match Day! Clearly a remarkable year since our current interns matched, although it feels both shorter and longer at the same time. We look forward to sharing the match list with everyone on Friday afternoon!  

Put filling out a (sad face) Duke-less bracket on your to-do list. Our fantastic chiefs will be sending out the IM Res bracket link today. While you are at it, please fill out your ACGME survey as well! Can’t find your link? Email the amazing Tia Williams, and she will send it to you. 

Kudos
Kudos this week to Cassie Lautredou,  Monty Natour and Chester Kao for  superior SAR talks, to Nathan Brajer from Tonya Hemans for outstanding care during a complex patient discharge, to Joe Wawrzynski from Joyce Hwang for stepping in to cover, to Kim Darlington from Steph Garbarino for serving as the VA exterminator (how is Randy’s cousin??), from Ryan Keane to Emily Romanoff for superior VA GM skills and Brittany Chapman for help with a sick patient, to Sara Coles for helping a sick patient (from Daniel Bernstein), to Allison Taylor and Sarah Greene Moserowitz for strong work on Duke GM from Chris Asuzu, to Katie Shpanskaya and Jeff Lee for getting a special shout out from a patient for great care on a prior admission (from Shannon Herndon) and to Matt Goodwin for his extra work on a prior authorization to help a patient (also from Shannon Herndon). 

Beckett and ThatcherCongratulations to the Oswalt family on the birth of Thatcher!  Big bro Beckett looks pretty psyched about his new brother!

Pubmed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Cameron Oswalt for his essay “Patient Advocacy During the Pandemic” published in Academic Medicine.

Have a great (MATCH!) week
Aimee

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: March 16-18, 2021 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
3/16/21

Sinusitis

Dr. Hachem 7:15 a.m. Zoom
3/17/21 Cost Conscious Report Dr. Cooney 7:15 a.m. Zoom
3/18/21 Red Eye Dr. Horne 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: March 19, 2021 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

PCOS/Hypodonadism

Diabetic Nephropathy

Dr. Kelley

Dr. Sparks and Dr. Crowley

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
ID/GI/GIM

N/A

GI Bleeding

--

Dr. Feiler

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Thrombocytosis

Precision Oncology: Biomarkers and Specialized Testing

Dr. Crawford

Dr. Brown

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--

 

Noon Conference: March 15-19, 2021
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
3/15/21 Cohen Conference Dr. Obeid 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Moe's BBQ

3/16/21

Duke Medicine LEADS: Altered Mental Status.... Oh No!

George Sipa Yankey Jr., MD

Expert Consultants: Anna Lisa Crowley, MD; Dorlan Kimbrough, MD; Andrew Vekstein, MD

12 p.m.

Zoom

Holy Mole Tacos

3/17/21

Cohen Conference

Dr. Hirshman 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
3/18/21

Board Prep

Dr. Phelps 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Happy + Hale
3/19/21 Medicine Grand Rounds: Rubber Bands, Empty Cups, Glass Doors & Heroes: An Ethnography of Hospital Work and Resilience during COVID-19

Neelima Navuluri, MD
Medical Instructor (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)

Peter Kussin, MD
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)

Bill Hargett, MD
Assistant ​Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine)

Harris Solomon, PhD
Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Global Health

12 p.m.

Zoom

Guasaca

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: March 15-18, 2021
Date Topic Lecturer Time
3/15/21

VA JAR CAT

MS2 teaching

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Abbott and Dr. Simel

Dr. Darlington

Dr. Chen with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

3/16/21

VA JAR Leadership

VA Case Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Caputo

Dr. Wanjiku and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Coles with Dr. Govert

Dr. Greene with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

3/17/21

VA JAR CAT 

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Alijurf and Dr. McClain

Dr. Mourad with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

3/18/21

Med Surg Conference

MS2 Teaching "POCUS"

ACR CAT w/ expert on topic

Duke Hospital Lecture Series

Dr. Darlington

Dr. Bowman

 

TBD

7:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

2022-23 Chief Resident for Quality and Safety (CRQS)
This position is open to those who would be either PGY-4s or PGY-5s during that year (you can consider applying if you are either a current JAR or SAR). If you are a SAR, you should check with your fellowship program director (if applicable) to make sure they are willing to release you for the year to join us. For those interested, the next step is to contact Govind Krishnan or Joel Boggan to express interest and learn a bit more about the position. We will schedule face to face (zoom to zoom?) meetings and informational sessions so that you can learn more in the next few weeks.

Symposium on Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health
On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 16, from 2-5 p.m., most of the Duke psychiatry residents, as well as any interested faculty, trainees, chaplains, or students at Duke, the Durham VA, and Central Regional Hospital, will participate in an afternoon virtual Symposium on Spirituality, Religion, and Mental Health. The event (with schedule embedded in the attached link) will include training on taking a spiritual history, consideration of clinical challenges related to religion and mental health, a panel of local interfaith community leaders, and a panel of health care chaplains. The goal of the event is to promote richer mutual understanding among clinicians, chaplains, and faith leaders, and to explore how this understanding might lead to productive communication and collaboration around patient care.  

Might any of your faculty or residents be interested in participating in this event?  If so, they can register here.  

Advance Care Planning RCT Trial on Inpatient Medicine
Advance Care Planning Notifications in Duke University Hospital General Inpatient Medicine is a cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of and response to advance care planning notifications to clinicians caring for patients hospitalized with serious illnesses. This is a continuation of the Advance Care Planning (ACP) QI project on Hospital Medicine. In the QI project, clinicians received email and page notifications for patients at high-risk of death in 30 days and 6 months. As part of the study, clinicians will be automatically enrolled and randomized into a control or intervention arm. The intervention arm will receive notifications for patients at high risk of death in 30 days and 6 months. The control arm will not receive notifications. In either arm, clinicians will determine if a patient is appropriate for an ACP discussion. If a discussion is completed, it can be documented in the advance care planning note in the EHR, and a billing code (99497 and 99498) can be applied. All resources, including palliative care consultation, are available at the clinician’s discretion. Participation is voluntary. If you would like to be excluded or withdraw from the study, please contact Jessica Ma at jessica.ma@duke.edu by March 19. 

Immune Mediated Adverse Events Symposium Virtual Event
Navigating Immunotoxicities from Cancer Therapies presented by the Duke Cancer Network In Collaboration with the Duke Cancer Institute will be held on March 20, 2021. Register online at http://bit.ly/Immunotox21. Registration is $50 Non-Duke healthcare professionals, $200 industry representative – not covered by exhibit fee (This includes industry pharmacists and nurses). If you are interested in exhibiting at this conference, please contact Beth Tanner at 919-681-9869 or beth.tanner@duke.eduLearn more.

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/