Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 16, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

From the Director

We had an awesome first week of recruitment! Many thanks to Kayla and Dave B. for the planning and execution of some flawless days, to our chiefs, faculty, and team for interviewing, and to our residents for outstanding participation! Thanks to our “My Takers” Alex Grubb, Micah Schub, Allison Taylor, Kelly Flynn, Chelsea Perfect, and James Helzberg and to the night zoomers Mike Cosaiano, Gabriela Kraiter, Emily Romanoff, Yuxi Zheng, Saad Atiq, Hayley Cunningham, Stacy Bagrova,  Yoli Guzman, and Sara Coles as well as Micah Schub, Emory Buck, Daniel Bernstein, Allison Taylor, Hannah  Robinson, Ann Cameron Barr, Erin Song, Joe Wawryzinski, and Callie Berkowitz!

SARs, don’t forget NRMP match lists are due Nov. 18!! 

Kudos
Kudos this week go to Luxi Wan from Dr. Casey Farin for writing an amazingly thoughtful note that made it easy for outpatient specialty follow up, to Yoli Guzman from  Stacy Bagrova for excellent PCP notes, to Stacy Bagrova from Jan Dillard for her DOC leadership, to Tanziyah Muqueem from Sam Rauch for outstanding  work at the VA, to Ryan Keane from Nathan Hirshman for CICU greatness, to Bhavik Patel and Sukrit Jain from hospital leadership for their leadership during a code blue, to Priyanka  Patel from all of us for her Day in  the Life Instagram post, to Chelsea Perfect for a fantastic Cohen Conference, to Ahmad Mourad for a stellar SAR talk on staph, to Hubie Haywood for facilitating safe patient discharges, Yuxi  Zheng for communication skills and Micah Schub for teaching/leadership (all from Dr. Suchita Sata), to Roshni Dhoot from Zach Lorsch for diagnosing a sick patient and facilitating emergent care and to Anand Shah from Omar Martinez-Uribe for great work on 7800! 

Congratulations to Travis and Sonali Bracken on the birth of Kareena! All are doing great.

PubMed from the Program
This weeks pubmed from the program goes to Audrey Zhang for her recent and timely publication! JAMA Intern Med 2020 Nov 10;e207472. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.7472.Online ahead of print. "Speed, Evidence, and Safety Characteristics of Vaccine Approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration." Jeremy Puthumana 1, Alexander C Egilman 2, Audrey D Zhang 3, Jason L Schwartz 4, Joseph S Ross 1 2 4PMID: 33170923;  PMCID: PMC7656319 (available on 2021-11-10); DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.7472!

Have a great week!

MASK UP!
Aimee

Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Sonal Patel and Leigh Wynkoop

DAISY award winner Carmen HurstPRIME continues to expand our face-to-face offerings for gap as well as routine return visits, with ongoing telehealth presence. This gives an opportunity for us to reconnect in person with the upper-level residents as well as to get you more connected with your patients.

Happy to report that PRIME/Hillandale and all of DVAHCS did quite well on our recent Joint Commission inspection!

Durham VA is participating in Janssen COVID-19 vaccine trial, open to employees and interested Veterans. Reach out if you have a patient who expresses interest.

Happy Veterans Day to our Veteran staff in PRIME: Michelle Dunlap, Charlie Sessoms, Rose Moss, Tina Dempsey, Scott Thomas.

Huge congrats to RN Carmen Hurst who won the facility-wide DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for this quarter! Carmen had 3 nominations this quarter – and this wasn’t the first time she’d been nominated. We all know how terrific a nurse she is; now everyone knows it. Huzzah!

Everyone please stay safe, now and over the coming holidays.

 

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: Nov. 17-19, 2020 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
11/17/20

Low Back Pain

Dr. Keeler 7:15 a.m. Zoom
11/18/20 Case Conference Chiefs 7:15 a.m. Zoom
11/19/20 Jeopardy -- 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: Nov. 20, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

N/A - can attend IGV

--

--

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
ID/GI/GIM

Fever in Hospitalized Patients

N/A

Dr. Messina

--

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Pulmonary Nodules and Plural Effusions

New Cancer Diagnosis: Workup and Patterns of Spread

Dr. Giovacchini

Dr. Zhang

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--

 

Noon Conference: Nov. 16-20, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
11/16/20 Cohen Conference Dr. Andreae 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Golden Pizza & Subs

11/17/20

Duke LEADS:

-- 12 p.m.

Zoom

Guasaca

11/18/20

SAR Talk: Acid/Base Abnormalities

Dr. Burt 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
11/19/20

Board Prep

Dr. Phelps 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Cosmic Cantina
11/20/20 Phillips-Winn Memorial Medicine Grand Rounds: Sickle Cell Disease and the Science of Race

Shawn M. Bediako, PhD
Director, Office of Education (Division of Intramural Research)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Moderated by John Strouse, MD, PhD

12 p.m.

Zoom

Happy & Hale

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: Nov. 16-19, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
11/16/20

VA JAR CAT

MS2 teaching

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Franco with Dr. Simel

Dr. Burt

Dr. Witt with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

11/17/20

VA JAR Case Report

VA Case Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Florian and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Gaviola and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Lim with Dr. Govert

Dr. Broderick with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

11/18/20

VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Bedair and Dr. Rao

Dr. Chukwurah with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

11/19/20

Med/Surg Conference

MS2 teaching

Duke Equity Report 

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Davy and Dr. Wawrzynski

Dr. Kime

ACR

Dr. Feeney

7:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Duke SCI-StARR Pathway
The Duke SCI-StARR pathway (Science Clinician Investigator - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) supports protected time funded by an R38 award for research for residents in the Departments of Medicine who are committed to a career as a physician investigator in academic medicine. All Residents in the R38 SCI-StARR program will have a primary research mentor in either laboratory-based basic science research or clinical research.  In addition, a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) will meet with each resident in the program at least twice per year and help the trainee create an individualized development plan. Application Deadline:  Nov. 30, 2020.

Stead Tread 5K Walk/Run goes virtual
The Stead Tread is a 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk organized by the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Duke University Medical Center. All proceeds benefit the Lincoln Community Health Center, a clinic dedicated to meeting the health care needs of medically underserved patients in Durham. Register today. Run/Walk and record your time any day Nov. 1-26, 2020. Learn more.

Duke Primary Care Transformation Fellowship
The Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is accepting applications to fill the third cohort of its two-year Primary Care Transformation Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to train physicians and physician assistants to lead health care transformation and improve health within their communities and community-based practice settings. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2021. Learn more.

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/