Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

From the Director

Bring on more recruitment!  Thank you to our tour guides (Jordan Gales, Keva Garg, Dennis Narcisse), our My Take team (Dennis Narcisse, Hayley Cunningham, James Helzberg and Alex Grubb), our MRRC team (Chris Asuzu, Tamara Saint-Surin, Marius Chukwurah, Nadia Yimer and Cindy Pabon) and all who chatted with our applicants. Also kudos to Anthony Horton and Jordan Gales for res report and Callie Berkowitz for Chair’s conference!

Thank you to Dr. Cooney, Dr. St. Clair and Dr. Simel for tickets to football and basketball for our residents!

In other business, I'm looking forward to the SAR party at our home on Friday night (thanks for bidding on this gathering at last year's Charity Auction)!

A couple more notes

  • Don’t forget to put your match list into the NRMP.
  • Get ready to sign up for your semi-annual meeting with Dr. Hargett or myself – a chance to review where you are and set goals for where you want to go!  Ernest will be sending out a doodle poll for you to sign up.

Kudos this week go to Eric Wei and Tsion Aberra for managing a very busy night at the VA, to Nick Kamp from Colby Feeney for outstanding Gen Med leadership, and to the following residents for making Chair’s Conference stellar:

  • Alie Mara: Proposed prior abiraterone use as a cause of both hematuria and lower extremity edema.
  • Madhu Eluri: Offered up May-Thurner syndrome as another potential cause of lower extremity edema. Some people didn’t even know how to spell it.
  • Alex Sullivan: Pointed us in the direction of hematologic disorders, with potential diagnoses including protein c/s and antithrombin 3 deficiency.
  • Alex Grubb: Proposed a mixing study as the next best step for a patient with unexplained prolonged PTT.
  • Bhavik Patel: Provided a spot-on summary sentence.

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to all of the Duke residents and alumni representing at the LIVER MEETING! Kudos and congrats to our emerging liver scholars Lauren Donnangelo, Nancy Yang and Diana Mosquera! See all the pics from the liver meeting, plus some DukeFam reunions (spotted at the liver meeting are alums Ankeet Bhatt and Ashley Spann!)

Have a great week!

Ashley Spann and Ankeet Bhatt
Duke Family

Clinic Corner: Pickett Road

Contributed by Jeff Clough

Congrats on Pickett Providers on Duke Primary Care Fiscal year 2019 awards for quality!

  • Physician communication: Cecily Peterson, MD: 99.0%
  • Colon cancer screening: Cecily Peterson, MD: 93.3%
  • Breast cancer screening: Cecily Peterson, MD: 95.2%; Sharon Rubin, MD: 94.8%; Bruce Peyser, MD: 93.0%


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Nov. 12-15, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
11/12/19 Medicine Reconciliation Dr. Howard 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Dr. Hutchins and Dr. Sloan 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Dr. Gallagher 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Veterans Experience Grand Rounds

Christopher Hostler, MD, MPH 8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: Nov. 15, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Fatigue and Arthralgias 


Carly Kelley and Sophia Weinmann

John Roberts and Sophia Weinmann

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032

Fever in the Hospitalized Patient

GI Bleeding

Julia Messina

Iris Vance

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room



Dr. Sammons

Ara Metjian

9:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Nov. 11-15, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Recruitment Interview Day


12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

Bull and Bean

11/12/19 SAR Talk: Diarrhea

Dr. Noujaim

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


11/13/19 Med-Peds Interview Day --

12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

11/14/19 Calcium Homeostasis and Abnormalities Dr. Ortiz Melo

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Dr. Lim

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Nov. 11-14, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Combined SAR/JAR Report

Vinay Choksi

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Matthew Carlisle to Joe Govert

Hayley Cunningham to Matt Sparks

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

Bryan Golubski to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


QI/Safety Conference

Intern Report - Acid/Base

Joel Boggan and Lara Hayes

Dr. Telloni

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

PWIM 'Before They Were Stars' on Dec. 10
Please join the Program for Women in Internal Medicine for a "Before They Were Stars" noon conference on Tues., Dec. 10. Hear from Dr. Ann Brown, vice dean for faculty and professor of medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition) and Dr. Cathleen Colon-Emeric, chief, Division of Geriatrics and associate dean for research mentoring.

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 

  • Nov. 28 - Annual Turkey Bowl and Thanksgiving celebration
  • Dec. 10 - PWIM 'Before They Were Stars'
  • Dec. 14 - Department of Medicine Holiday Party