Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

From the Director

It’s recruitment season! Looking forward to showing our outstanding applicants why Duke IM is the best program in the country!  We had a great time hosting the recruitment kickoff party Friday night – thanks for making the trip to Raleigh (or as I like to say, “It’s not that far..”).  Please pay attention to the emails from Kayla regarding dinners, tours, My Take, etc., and see below for the schedule for lunches with applicants.

Belated congratulations to David and Brittany Elliott on the birth of Callum!

Kudos this week go to Alex Reddy for a fantastic chair’s conference (with expert commentary by the legendary Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal), to Kyle Geurink for an outstanding SAR talk, to Hannah Robinson from Tammy Hsu for being a fun team leader on VA Gen Med and striking the perfect balance of support and autonomy, to Karina Mora and Sunny Chung from Dennis Narcisse for stellar work on Duke GM, also to Karina Mora for her above and beyond work for a very sick patient, and to our grads Alana Lewis, Jordan Pomeroy and Anubha Agarwal for presenting at the Northwestern Cardiovascular Fellows Symposium (with Alana winning a research award!)

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Austin Wesevich for his awards from the NMRPA (National Med-Peds Residents Association) and from The Beryl Institute's 2019 Patient Experience Research Grant to fund the "Patient-Centered Daily Plan Pilot Program," which centers on improving the communication between patients and trainees as well as enhancing their experiences to lead to a more enjoyable and fruitful hospitalization. Collaborators include Juliette Logan and Dr. Thomas LeBlanc!

Have a great week!

Residents at the recruitment kickoff party

Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Click here for an update from Duke Outpatient Clinic.


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Nov. 5-8, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
11/5/19 Alcohol Gregory Brown 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Lower Back Pain

Katie Pruka 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Elevated LFTs in Primary Care

Kara Wegermann 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD, Lecture: Cardiac Risk of Non-Cardiac Surgery: A Piece of my Mind

Kim Eagle, MD, MACC 8 a.m. Great Hall, Trent Semans Center


Academic Half Day: Nov. 8, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location


Secondary HTN (Renal Endo)


Beatrice Hong


10:30 a.m.

VA NG032

Maestro Training

Daniella Zipkin

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Treatment approaches and clinical trial outcomes in oncology


Richard Riedel

Anmol Singh

9:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Nov. 4-8, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Recruitment Interview Day


12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253


11/5/19 SAR Talk: Pituitary Disorders

Kathryn Hutchins

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Dale's Indian

11/6/19 Med-Peds Interview Day --

12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

11/7/19 SAR Talk: Tachyarrhythmias Matthew Carlisle

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference

Callie Berkowitz

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Parker & Otis
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Nov. 4-7, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Combined SAR/JAR Report

Anthony Horton

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Nick Kamp to Joe Govert

Sam Rauch to Jordan Gales

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

Daphne Xiao to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


Intern Report - Opioid Use Disorder

Dana Clifton

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

PSQC Meeting on Nov. 5
Please join us for the next IM residency Patient Safety and Quality Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the MedRes Library. This is a great way to learn about QI, get involved in a project, and make a difference to your patients. RSVP here (and enter any dietary restrictions) so we can get an accurate count for food.

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. 5 - PSQC Meeting
  • Nov. 8 - Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD, Lecture at Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Nov. 28 - Annual Turkey Bowl and Thanksgiving celebration
  • Dec. 14 - Department of Medicine Holiday Party