Internal Medicine Residency News, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

From the Director

We are getting down to crunch time for the year!  Important “things to do” if you are a SAR – check those procedure logs and get them up to date, go through VA alerts and your inbox, make sure all those modules are done, and meet with me for your end of residency meeting (!); For JARs, we have your “rising SAR” retreat on Thursday – looking forward to interview practice, learning about ‘advanced’ team leadership and spending time together as a class; for interns, thanks to the great group at "How to Be a JAR" on Friday for excellent discussion.  You are almost there – now that schedules are out, it is a good time to look and see when you want to take Step 3 next year.

For all – please take a few minutes to do your CulturePulse survey. The survey is anonymous and brief. Each employee has received an individual email with a personal survey link in it. The email came from; It may look like spam, but it is not! It took me about 5 minutes to do.

Kudos this week go to (belated) Joe Plaksin for his excellent SAR talk, to Erin McGuire for her excellent SAR talk as well, to Mark Robertshaw and Jessie Gu for outstanding Chair’s Conferences, to Mark Robertshaw from Winn Seay for handling a super-busy day at the DOC, to Nick Kamp from Brian Schneider for outstanding work at the VA, to Sonali Bracken from Matt Labriola for exceptional work on a busy night as the code team leader, and to Nadia Yimer from Katie Batley for amazing work arranging complex care and leading family meetings on Duke Gen Med.

Congratulations to Kim Cocce on her wedding to Michael Darlington!

Lots of leadership in the SOM coming from our Duke IM faculty! Congrats to Poonam Sharma (new director of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship), John Roberts (Director of Clinical Correlations Course for MS1’s), Aimee Chung (Course Director of Capstone) and Stephen Bergin (Associate Course Director of Capstone). We are excited to see the impact you all make on our med students. Congratulations also to the Class of 2019 on graduation this weekend!

PubMed from the Program
Pubmed from the Program goes to Claire Smith for her article J Oncol Pract. 2019 May 2: JOP1800559. doi: 10.1200/JOP.18.00559. National Trends in End-of-Life Care for Veterans With Advanced Cancer in the Veterans Health Administration: 2009 to 2016. Smith CEP1, Kamal AH1, Kluger M2, Coke P3, Kelley MJ1,4.

Have a great week and see you at the IM Res picture on Friday!


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: May 14-17, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
5/14/19 Canceled -- --



Cost Conscious Care Case

Anthony Horton to Joel Boggan 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


AKI in the office

David Ortiz-Melo 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Acute Pancreatitis: Update in Management

Darshan J. Kothari, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002
Academic Half Day: May 17, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location


Diabetic Nephropathy

Adva Eisenberg

Matt Crowley and Christina Wyatt

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032​


Lyndon Chan

9:15 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc *Bring Laptops Geriatrics – Ethics of Long Term Care Neema Sharda and Gwen Buhr 9:15 a.m. Seeley Mudd Room 405


Noon Conference: May 13-17, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Endocrine

Anne Weaver

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



PTO Townhall/Q&A


12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Jason's Deli

5/15/19 Inpatient Insulin Management Diana McNeill

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Dale's Indian
5/16/19 Non-diabetic Hypoglycemia Jony Velez Rivera

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference

Kristen Batich

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: May 13-16, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Case Presentation


Francis Ugowe to Murat Arcasoy

Kathy Cooney with GenMed 3

1:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.


SAR Report - Room 8262

Intern Report 

Nick Shelburne to Tom Holland

Alexander Foott to Peter Kussin

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Nathan Moulton to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


QI Case Presentation

Intern Report - staph aureus bacteremia

Matt Tucker to John Paul Shoup and Joel Boggan

Dr. Brogan

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

PWIM Event thank you
Thanks to many residents and fellows for their engagement in our two recent PWIM events, the “Before They Were Stars” panel and our Clipp-Speer visiting professorship with Dr. Victoria Fraser, Chair of Medicine at Washington University. At the BTWS event I was especially inspired by remarks from Dr. Patty Lee (Chief of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) that the leadership of Drs. Klotman and Cooney conveyed that women can lead at the highest levels at Duke.  She additionally discussed her vision for promoting and achieving wellness among faculty, staff and trainees, noting that achieving wellness leads to improved academic success.  We look forward to Dr. Lee’s leadership!  Dr. Fraser delivered an inspiring Grand Rounds in support of the idea that diversity of all kinds in our community leads to improved performance and success for individuals and ultimately for institutions.  I have enjoyed hearing from so many residents and fellows that these messages resonate, and I look forward to continuing to work with many of you to ensure that we all reach our highest potential. - Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd, Chair, Program for Women in Internal Medicine

MRRC to host Spring Event
The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host "Smart Positioning on the Interview Day and Beyond: Pearls on CVs, Personal Statements, and More," on June 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. in DMP 2W96. Register today.

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

  • May 16 - Rising SAR Retreat
  • May 17 - End of Year photo after Medicine Grand Rounds
  • June 1 - End of Year Chiefs Picnic
  • June 5 - MRRC hosts "Smart Positioning on the Interview Day and Beyond: Pearls on CVs, Personal Statements and More
  • June 7 - SAR Dinner