Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 18, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

From the Director

First, many thanks to Chris Hostler and Steven Pappas for a tremendous Medicine Grand Rounds – thank you is certainly not adequate to express what your service and leadership means to all of us.

We are keeping up with a busy recruitment season! Many thanks to all who are talking with the applicants throughout the day, rounding with the applicants during gen med and MICU, and being such great participants in conferences. Kudos to Vinay Choksi for presenting at Monday report, to Soo Lim for an awesome Chair’s conference, to our My Take residents (Taylor Triana, Marius Chukwurah, James Helzberg, Neesha Nama, Callie Berkowitz and Dennis Narcisse).  Thank you to Sheila Sherzoy, Matt Harbrecht, Madhu Eluri and Nick Kamp for leading tours. Apologies in advance if I missed a tour guide!

Other kudos this week go to Anthony Horton, Ryan Slauer, and Vinay Choksi for excellent patient care at the VA from Dr. Schneider, a belated kudos to Kathryn Hutchins for her SAR talk, to Mike Noujaim for his SAR talk, to our Chair’s conference basketball ticket winners Callie Berkowitz and Bhavik Patel. Kudos to our chief Amanda Boyd for winning the Most Outstanding Poster Award at the recent American College of Gastroenterology meeting!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Mary-Jo Obeid for her poster presentation at the current American Heart Association meeting Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: PRIME Clinic

Contributed by Sonal Patel and Leigh Wynkoop

The next quarterly service of remembrance for DVAHCS Veterans who have recently died will be Dec. 10 at 4:00 in the Chapel. If you know a Veteran who has passed away in the last quarter (before approx. Dec. 1) and would like to attend this ceremony, to which family members are invited, you are welcome.

Please complete your continuity clinic survey in MedHub – we pore over the data we get to find ways to improve PRIME Clinic’s learning environment for you.

Feel free to sign the “Stand Up to Stop Harassment” poster which is on the hallway wall. Please report any inappropriate behavior, and intervene if you feel it is appropriate. We are all here to support staff, fellow residents, and Veterans.

Great DVAHCS video “Call It Out: Responding to Mistreatment or Harassment."

We’re heading into the home stretch of finishing out the first half of the year – interns, you’re starting to hit your stride in clinic! Please be sure to ask questions if you are stuck or don’t know what to do next or don’t know where to find an order. We are all always learning!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Nov. 19-22, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
11/19/19 Alcohol Use Dr. Brown 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Skin Cancer

Dr. Marano 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Neck Masses

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

Medicine Grand Rounds: Joseph C. Greenfield Visiting Lecture: Alcoholic Liver Disease: From Bench to Bedside

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, FAASLD, AGAF, FACP
8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: Nov. 22, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Steroid Induced Complications 

Secondary HTN

Bryan Batch and Sophia Weinmann

Beatrice Hong, Matt Sparks, Anthony Provenzano

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032


GI Bleeding

Stan Branch

Iris Vance

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Heart Failure

Treatment Approaches and Clinical Trial Outcomes in Oncology

Rob Mentz

Richard Riedel

9:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Nov. 18-22, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Recruitment Interview Day


12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

Ninth Street Bakery

11/19/19 SAR Talk: Valvular Heart Disease

Nick Kamp

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Cosmic Cantina

11/20/19 Med-Peds Interview Day --

12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

11/21/19 M&M Joel Boggan and Lara Hayes

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Cameron Oswalt

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Nov. 18-21, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Combined SAR/JAR Report

Matt Carlisle

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Eric Wei to Joe Govert

JR Peacock to Gow Arepally

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

Jeremy Brooksbank to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


QI/Safety Conference

Intern Report - Patient Safety

Joel Boggan and Lara Hayes

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Duke Med-Peds at City of Oaks raceMed-Peds participates in advocacy event
The Duke Med-Peds program ​participated in its first ever joint NC Med-Peds Residency Program advocacy event, joining the UNC and ECU med-peds programs in a running race in early November. Runners from all three programs ran either the 5K, 10K, or half-marathon in the City of Oaks race. Collaboratively, the programs raised $1,225 for the CF Foundation. Everyone had a great time and are looking forward to making this an annual event - Jane Trinh, MD.

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