Internal Medicine Residency News, May 18, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

From the Director

Monday! Busy week for the @IMResidencyDuke – we have two SAR talks (Steve Pappas and Godefroy Chery - schedule and Zoom links below) as well as a Chair’s Conference by Vinay Choksi coming up for the “noon zooms.”

On Friday, Medicine Grand Rounds (at noon) is our IM Residency Research Day featuring Adrian Clark-Randall, Qasim Hussaini and Becca Lumsden as well as 30 virtual posters!.

Kudos
Kudos this week go to Govind Krishnan for a fantastic SAR talk and to Chester Kao for his awesome Chair’s Conference (and Sara Coles for getting the diagnosis). Also kudos to Tim Hopper from Hayley Cunningham for dedicated care to a patient with very great needs, to Felicia Cao and Casey Howe from Madhu Eluri and Saumil Chudgar (who also gives kudos to Madhu) for being outstanding patient advocates, and to Rachel Tobin from the DRH nursing crew for outstanding work and communication.

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to our poster presenters at the upcoming very first virtual poster walk for the IM Residency! Many thanks to our outstanding DOM mentors as well.

Have a great week,
Aimee

Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Leigh Wynkoop and Sonal Patel

PRIME continues remote telemedicine visits and we appreciate also the residents who are serving as surrogate coverage for VA alerts for those on inpatient rotations at Duke and DRH. Our Veterans have expressed thanks for the phone visits. We have been able to address most needs via phone with a few face-to-face visits arranged at the Hillandale Road site for patients who screen as COVID negative. Stable patients with possible COVID symptoms are being triaged by phone to the VA tent right outside our clinic for COVID testing. We’ve been able to loop in mental health for those whose psychiatric problems are flaring due to the pandemic. We don’t yet have any anticipated timeline for reopening clinics here as there are many decisions above us to be made by the facility.  It’s very quiet here and we miss seeing each of our residents.

From the Chief Residents

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

Osteoporosis

Ken Lyles, MD 9 a.m. Zoom
5/22/20

Medicine Grand Rounds: Resident Research Presentations and Califf Medicine Research Awards

Becca Lumsden, MD; Qasim Hussaini, MD;
Adrian Clark-Randall, MD

12 p.m.

 

 

Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: May 22, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

Complications from steroids

Hematuria/Proteinuria​

Jonathan Velez-Rivera and Jay Doss​

David Ortiz-Melo

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Zoom
ID/GI/GIM

 

Atypical Infections and Zoonoses

HIV/STD

 

Micah McClain

Kristen Dicks

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Zoom
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Side Effects of Common Therapeutics

EKG's

April Salama​

Thomas Bashore​

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

 

Zoom

 

Noon Conference: May 18-22, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Outpatient Topic Time Location Lunch
5/18/20

SAR Talk: Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiologic Principles and Treatment Paradigms by Steve Pappas

Zoom

CoreIM Podcast: 5 Pearls on Barrett's Esophagus​

12:15 p.m.

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Sazon

5/19/20

SAR Talk: Acute Renal Failureby Godefroy Chery

Zoom

See inpatient conference​

12:15 p.m.

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Happy and Hale

5/20/20

Chair's Conference by Vinay Choksi

See Morning Report schedule above

12:15 p.m.

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Chick-fil-A
5/21/20 MEN Syndromes and Insulinomas
with Dr. Ali Qamar

Curbsiders Podcast: Valvular Heart Disease, Anticoagulation, TAVR, and primary care

12:15 p.m.

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Cosmic Cantina
5/22/20 Resident Research Day at Medicine Grand Rounds

 

12 p.m.

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Jason's Deli

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: May 18-21, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
5/18/20

Joint JAR/SAR CAT (via Zoom) 

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1:15 p.m.

5/19/20

DUH SAR Report - in person, Room 8262

Intern Report with Aaditya Khatri

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1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

5/20/20

Joint JAR/SAR Report (via Zoom) 

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1:15 p.m.

5/21/20

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/