Internal Medicine Residency News, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

From the Director

It’s MARCH! Hopefully Duke BB rights the ship as we head into March Madness! Lots of great things going on in the program otherwise… most importantly is the CHARITY AUCTION on MARCH 6! Many thanks in advance to Payton Kendsersky, Ahmad Mourad and Bhavik Patel for their hard work planning what is sure to be an awesome night. 

Please pay attention to all the communications about SARS-CoV-2 (“the coronavirus”). Things are changing rapidly, and we have an awesome team directing the response at Duke. We are looking to get some face-to-face discussion time with the experts, so stay tuned.

If you haven’t done your LMS module for student direct observations, PLEASE DO SO! We will be reminding you throughout the month and posting the link at the beginning of noon conference so you can get the module done while you wait for conference to start.

Kudos this week go to Neha Keyastha for an awesome chair’s conference, to Sam Rauch from Dr Deepal Shah-Zamora for being an astute clinician who reacted quickly to save a patient’s life, to Alissa Stavig from Dr. Fuad Bohsali for fantastic work on Duke Night Float, to Marge Deoliviera from Tia Williams for being a fantastic doc in the ED, and to Marius Chukwurah and (alum) Sipa Yankey for representing Duke at the Howard University Residency Fair. Kudos to Alan Witt from Sonal Patel for excellent patient care in PRIME (taking a good history saved a patient’s life), and to Lara Hayes for her awesome Chief Resident presentation at NC-ACP. Also HUGE KUDOS to Cameron Oswalt (with mentor and IM Res alum Dr. Laura Caputo) for winning the poster competition at this weekend’s NC-ACP meeting!

PubMed from the Program​
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to our Doctor’s Dilemma team at the NC-ACP of Sara Coles, Sean Doerfler and Jeremy Brooksbank

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Take a look at this Op-ed by Duke's Nathan Gray, MD, in the LA Times: "Think you want to die at home? You might want to think twice about that"

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: March 3-6, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
3/3/20 Elevated LFTs in primary care Kara Wegermann 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Sleep Apnea

Andrew Spector

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Lisa Criscione-Schreiber 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Early Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Christian Mueller, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: March 6, 2020
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location



Philip Chu

Rasheeda Hall

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032

Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts

Colorectal Carcinoma

Julia Messina

Brian Sullivan

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Long-term Care 



9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.


VA C8016


Noon Conference: March 2-6, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Librarian Pearl/MKSAP Monday

Sarah Cantrell, MLIS

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


3/3/20 SAR Talk: Population Health - Room 2003

Adrian Randall

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


3/4/20 SAR Talk: COPD Management Eric Wei

12:10 p.m.

DUH 8253

3/5/20 How to be a good medical educator Saumil Chudgar

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Hannah Robinson

12:00 p.m.

DUH 2002



Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: March 2-5, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report


Steve Pappas to Bill Hargett

Kathy Cooney with James Deardorff, Aman Kansal, and Geargin Wilson

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Peter McCann to Joe Govert

Hope Glowacki to John Middleton

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

James Deardorff to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - Mobility

Monty Natour to Jason Stout

Dr. Telloni

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Dates and Events 

  • March 6 - Annual Charity Auction
  • March 20 - Match Day