Internal Medicine Residency News, May 11, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

From the Director

Time continues to fly by here in May! Next week we revert back to more ‘typical’ schedules on many rotations, with full return to ‘typical’ on June 1.  I am enjoying meeting (even if virtually) with the SARs and preliminary interns as they finish up – it is great to have a chance to talk with each of you.

Many thanks again to our chiefs for tireless work keeping the details of everything running – our virtual conferences and reports are great, with outstanding attendance and participation. Things are also moving along with the fellowship application process for those who are applying this year – please reach out if you have questions or concerns about your application progress.

Just a reminder of some of the best e-resources for learning that I know about: Clinical Problem Solvers podcast and website, as well as their “live” virtual morning report which happens almost daily, Core IM podcast and website, and the Run The List podcast are among my top medical podcasts right now. If you visit med.emory.edu, there is a weekly COVID literature roundup curated by the Emory ID fellows. Lots of good stuff out there.

Kudos
Kudos this week from Qasim Husseini to Bryan Golubski for being an awesome dayfloat, to Callie Berkowitz from Sharon Rubin for her amazing work at Pickett, and to Joe Lerman and Akash Goyal for fantastic SAR talks. And a huge thanks and kudos to Dr. Anne Phelps for her amazing board review sessions.

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Qasim Husseini for his position piece in Lancet Infectious Diseases – The Dearth of Infectious Diseases Physicians as the USA Faces a Global Pandemic. This certainly hits close to home!

Have a great week,
Aimee

Clinic Corner: Pickett Road

Contributed by Jeff Clough

The attendings at Pickett Road are looking forward to the resumption of resident continuity clinic in June. We have greatly appreciated the excellent work residents have provided at our drive-up COVID-19 testing site. We would also like to welcome our new nurse manager Amanda Fisher.

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report and Medicine Grand Rounds
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
5/13/20

Depression

John Williams​ 9 a.m. Zoom
5/15/20

Medicine Grand Rounds: COVID-19: Implications for Cardiovascular Health

Manesh Patel, MD; Christopher Granger, MD; and Rahul Loungani, MD

8 a.m.

 

 

Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: May 15, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

Complications from steroids

Hematuria/Proteinuria​

Jennifer Rowell, David Leverenz

Scott Sanoff​

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Zoom
ID/GI/GIM

 

Viral Hepatitis

HIV/STD

 

Andrew Muir

Kristin Dicks

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Zoom
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Stress Testing

Geriatrics

Nishant Shah

Gwen Buhr, Heidi White, Neema Sharda

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

 

Zoom

 

Noon Conference: May 11-15, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Outpatient Topic Time Location Lunch
5/11/20

Neuromuscular Disorders with Dr. Vern Juel

CoreIM Podcast: 5 Pearls on Chronic Adrenal Insufficiency​

12:15 p.m.

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Jimmy John's

5/12/20

Jehovah's Witness Patients and Blood Conservation with Dr. Nicole Guinn

See inpatient conference​

12:15 p.m.

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Cosmic Cantina

5/13/20

SAR Talk: Narrative Medicine by Govind Krishnan​

See Morning Report schedule above

12:15 p.m.

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Mediterra
5/14/20 AKI in Cirrhosis
with Dr. Dinushika Mohottige​

Core IM podcast: 5 Pearls on Latent TB

12:15 p.m.

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Jason's Deli
5/15/20 Chair's Conference by Chester Kao​

 

12:15 p.m.

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Chick-fil-A

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: May 11-14, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
5/11/20

Joint JAR/SAR CAT (via Zoom) 

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1:15 p.m.

5/12/20

DUH SAR Report - in person, Room 8262

Intern report - Safety Report

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1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

5/13/20

Joint JAR/SAR Report (via Zoom) 

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1:15 p.m.

5/14/20

Intern Report

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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/