Internal Medicine Residency News, March 16, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

From the Director

It is a new and challenging time for all of us.  Can’t say enough how much we appreciate everyone’s patience and hard work as we navigate what is truly a new reality.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to take care of each other (and yourselves).

Lots of questions about planning schedules and conferences for the near future – please look for an update tonight from the chiefs and me as we sort through the innumerable details.

Kudos
Kudos this week from Caroline Sloan to Anthony Horton, Alex Sullivan and Matt Carlisle all went above and beyond to cover for sick co-residents on DRH GM while also performing their already scheduled duties, to Cindy Pabon from Sean Taasan for helping out on call, and to Alyssa Stavig from Steve Telloni for going above and beyond to take care of patients and communicate on Duke NF.  I know there are more, so please keep sending them in. Also kudos to the whole VA weekend power outage crew!​!

PubMed from the Program​
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Becca Lumsden! Lumsden R, Barasa F, Park LP, Ochieng CB, Alera JM, Millar HC, Bloomfield GS, Christoffersen-Deb A. High Burden of Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy at a National Referral Hospital in Western Kenya. Global Heart. 2020; 15(1): 10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gh.404

Best,
Aimee

Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Leigh Wynkoop and Sonal Patel

On a lighter note than our current major concern, kudos to Allen Witt, who with Dr. Isbey determined that a patient needed rabies shots after trapping a raccoon (which was not the reason he came in!). The Veteran sent a secure message online to express his gratitude in a very charming manner:

Subject:  I want to thank everyone...nurses, doctors & ER 

So I come in because my throat is oddly bothering me, and I end up getting treated for rabies!

If I wouldn't have come in I could very well be walking around with untreated rabies right now! I have never been fond of TAPS [bugle song played at military funerals] especially if it is for me.

Here is the kicker, my throat now feels much better!

I had my day 4 shot today in the ER and spoke at great length with Karen Hall from the 8th floor and will get the next two shots there on the 27th & 5th. 

I just wanted to thank you all for your eye for detail, professionalism, and courtesy. I have had wonderful care in many ways the last 5 years, and I wish I had gone to the VA decades ago.

When I was in the ER waiting to get the first 3 shots I wrote this poem (I'm a writer, and have written for 8 magazines). 

THE REVENGE OF ROCKY RACCOON

Rocky Raccoon stepped into my trap  

Only to find the flap… closed behind him

          He said with a grin

          I may not win

But I'll send this old Nam Vet far

Maybe even to VA ER!

Whoever reads this please send it to the ER folks - this was my third trip there and with a guy like me working on the farm - they all will have job security!

Thanks again,
xxxx

PS: God is Good...I'm thinking He gave me the throat concern so I would end up getting treated for rabies...can't prove it, but I am a blessing counter from way back.

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report and MGR: March 17-20, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
3/17/20 No morning report - Canceled -- --

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3/18/20

No morning report - Canceled

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3/19/20 No morning report - Canceled -- -- --
3/20/20

Medicine Grand Rounds Webcast: CoVID and Hospitals - How to Manage your Patients, your Surge and Yourself

Cameron Wolfe, MD

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Academic Half Day: March 20, 2020 
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

PCOS/Hypogonadism

Diabetic Nephropathy​

Carly Kelley

Matt Crowley & Matt Sparks

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Webex
ID/GI/GIM

TBD

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9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Webex
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Data Science

Aimee Zaas, Joel Bogan, Laura Roe

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

 

Webex

 

Noon Conference: March 16-20, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch
3/16/20

Webcast: CAR-T and other immunotherapies for Hematologic Malignancies

David Rizzieri​

12:10 p.m.

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Noodles and Company

3/17/20 Webcast: SAR Talk: Bradyarrhythmias​

Keva Garg

12:10 p.m.

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3/18/20 Webcast: Cancer Survivorship Dr. Oeffinger/Dr. Shah​

12:10 p.m.

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3/19/20 Canceled --

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3/20/20

Match Day - no conference

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Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: March 16-19, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
3/16/20

SAR Report

Sean Doerfler​ to Bill Hargett

1:15 p.m.

3/17/20

SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Monty Natour to Joe Govert

Geargin Wilson

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

3/18/20

SAR Report

Peter McCann to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.

3/19/20

SAR Report

Intern Report - Canceled

Katie Pollard

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1:15 p.m.

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From the Residency Office

Lunch Calendar
Click here for the March 2020 lunch calendar.

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/

Upcoming Dates and Events 

  • March 20 - Match Day
  • April 9 - Rising SAR Retreat
  • May 21 - Program and SAR Class Photos
  • June 5 - SAR Dinner