Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

From the Director

Welcome back from Thanksgiving! What a fantastic TurkeyBowl – fitting to end in a tie on a hail mary from Jets QB Jeremy Brooksbank! Really amazing turnout on a beautiful day, great sportsmanship, and no injuries! One of the best DukeMedicine traditions for sure. And many thanks to the DOM for Thanksgiving Dinner for all those here at the hospital on Thursday.

FELLOWSHIP MATCH IS WEDNESDAY! We look forward to celebrating with our SARs!

We have a short break from recruitment until Friday! Thank you to our most recent tour guides Nate Moulton, Matt Labriola, Sheila Sherzoy, Lindsey Shantzer, Allen Witt and Jordan Gales and to our My Taker’s Maggie Salinger, Dennis Narcisse and Matt Labriola! Also thanks to our most recent ACRs Matt Labriola, Mike Grant and Adam Brock! Welcome to our new ACRs, Nate Moulton, Tessa Genders and Jim Isaacs!


Kudos this week go to Marius Chukwurah from heme onc fellow Prioty Islam for his compassionate care on 9100 (“We were discharging a patient on 9100. The patient’s wife personally thanked Marius for all his efforts, complimented him on his bright future and said she would follow his career with interest and move to wherever he was practicing so her family could continue being his patients”), to Trent Wei for receiving a personal thank you card from a patient regarding his outstanding care, to Francis Ugowe for providing excellent and compassionate care to VA MICU patients from Filley Howe, and to Brian Wasserman for his excellent SAR talk on ICU delirium.

Special congratulations to interns Hannah Robinson and Alex Grubb on your engagement!

We are in our last week (thankfully for DollarShaveClub) of “No-Shave November” to support Men’s Health Awareness. Thanks to all who are supporting this important effort. In other charitable news, the DOM Toy Drive is in full swing so please consider bringing in a new unwrapped toy to drop off in the ACR office!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Mike Grant and Chris Ferreri for their abstract at the upcoming ASH Meeting with Duke grad Gena Foster as well as Blake Cameron! Love to see the multi-resident projects make it to national meetings! Treatment with Foscarnet after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (AlloHCT) Is Associated with LongTerm Loss of Renal FunctionYevgeniya (Gena) Foster, MD1, Michael J Grant, MD2*, Samantha M Thomas, MS3*, Blake Cameron, MD, MBI4* Doug Raiff, PharmD, BCPS5*, Kelly Corbet, B.S.6*, Christopher Ferreri, MD7* and Mitchell Horwitz, MD8.

Have a great week!

VA Jets

Teams shake hands at end of game

Clinic Corner: Ambulatory

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin

Ambulatory Town Hall
We have moved the timing of the ambulatory town halls to morning report, recognizing that noon conference was tough for many, particularly during ambulatory! We are holding three total, to capture a good portion of each +2 group. The next one is this coming Tuesday. We are hearing great feedback and having productive discussions, and each clinic will summarize and share the results with the whole group. If you aren’t able to attend one, please share your thoughts on all things clinic related with your clinic leadership: Sonal Patel and Leigh Wynkoop at Prime, Jeff Clough at Pickett, Lynn Bowlby and Dani Zipkin at DOC. Thanks!

Admin Half Days
In response to some of the first wave Town Hall feedback, we will be converting some clinic sessions to admin time, sporadically. Please note that this is not a uniform process and will not be applied evenly to everyone’s schedule, as it wasn’t built in as a metric (like self-care was). Instead, whenever he is able to give a slot to admin based on other clinic counts, Winn will do that. If you see admin on your schedule, you are expected to be physically on site at your clinic, getting messages and paperwork done, and helping your colleagues’ teams with their messages and paperwork, too. Because, admin is a big part of primary care. Thank you!!


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Nov. 26-30, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Case Presentation

James Deardorff to Harvey Cohen 7:15 a.m. DUH 8262
11/27/18 Ambulatory Town Hall - Mandatory   7:15 a.m.

DOC - 8262

Prime, Pickett - 8253


Substance Use Disorder

Greg Brown 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Peri-operative Medicine

Colby Feeney 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Phillips-Winn Memorial Grand Rounds: Eliminating Hepatitis C in the United States

Charles D. Howell, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Nov. 26-30, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Chair's Conference

Eric Wei

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002


11/27/18 Honoring Our Veterans

Chris Hostler

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002


11/28/18 MP Interview  

12 p.m.

DUH 8253

11/29/18 M&M  

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Cosmic Cantina

IM Interviews - Chair's

Anmol Singh

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Jason's Deli
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Nov. 26-29, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR/JAR Recruitment Report 

Chair's CPC (Coffee/Cake Pops)

Dan Turner to Bill Hargett

Dr. Cooney with Shantzer, Kendsersky, and Reichstein

1 p.m.

4 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Brian Wasserman to Joe Govert

Ryan Ghusayni to Matt Sparks

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Chris Pumill presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report - Hospitalist Series - Pneumonia

Helen Zhang to Joel Boggan

Steve Telloni

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Research Opportunities

The portal is open for the 14th Annual Duke Health Quality & Safety Conference. Abstract submissions are due Mon., Nov. 26, 2018 by 5 p.m. Abstracts accepted will be notified by Fri., Dec. 21, 2018. Please share the abstract submission portal site with your teams:

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the NC Chapter of ACP is Dec. 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in Raleigh, Feb. 22-23, 2019. Scholarly activity can be in clinical research, basic research, clinical vignette, quality improvement and high value care. Learn more.

Duke Department of Medicine is accepting applications for the R38 Research Pathway for categorical internal medicine residents committed to a career as a physician-investigator in academic medicine. Applications are due Dec. 10, 2018. See details in email.

Advocacy in Clinical Leadership Track
We are pleased to share an opportunity to participate in the Advocacy in Clinical Leadership Track (ACLT). The ACLT does not change the duration or nature of your training - it lines up ambulatory time for 12 weeks out of the year for JARs and SARs and uses one half day per week to share a curriculum in health policy and advocacy, medical education, and leadership skills.

Residents will form their own advocacy platform and deliver it in person with legislators at both the state and national levels in alternate years. Past projects selected by the residents have addressed opioid policy, drug pricing, and food insecurity, as examples. ACLT residents will also have opportunities to teach morning report and academic half day sessions with observation and feedback.

In addition, ACLT residents lead GIM Journal Club while they are on block. Please note that the ACLT may conflict with some +2 schedule requests and other opportunities in the residency program. Feel free to contact Daniella Zipkin and the chiefs with specific questions. Deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2019.

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 - Fellowship Match
  • Dec. 8 - Holiday Party