Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

From the Director

Recruitment is in full swing! Our first day went great, and by the time you read this, the second day will be well under way!  We really enjoyed having everyone over Friday for the recruitment party despite the marginal weather.  Many thanks to Ernest, Emily, Tia, Sandra and Lynsey for all the help getting the party together.

It’s getting closer to Turkey Bowl, and I hope the beautiful weather helped everyone get in some great practice time. Please check out the emails from Murat about meeting to discuss research/scholarly opportunities, as well, as how to submit cases and posters to the North Carolina ACP meeting.  It’s in Raleigh this year (yay!) and a great opportunity to present your work.


Kudos this week go to Josh Lee from Lynn Bowlby and the DOC team for his fantastic response to a critically ill patient at the DOC, to Lara Hayes from Dagmara Danek for excellent cross cover care of patients at the VA, to Francis Ugowe for a great SAR talk and to Sean Doerfler for a really outstanding chair’s conference on Friday. Many thanks to Lena Vaynberg, Sonali Bracken and Dan Turner for being our first “My Take” team, and to Mike Grant, Tamara Saint-Surin, Irena Tan, Daniel Turner, Lara Hayes and Daphne Xiao for volunteering to be tour guides. Kudos and thanks to all who worked on the night of daylight savings - the longest night of the year. Many thanks also to Peter Kussin for doing Friday Night Pizza Rounds!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Lauren Ranard for her recent publication with Duke grad Angela Lowenstern! Interventions for Preventing Thromboembolic Events in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review. Lowenstern A, Al-Khatib SM, Sharan L, Chatterjee R, LaPointe NMA, Shah B, Borre ED, Raitz G, Goode A, Yapa R, Davis JK, Lallinger K, Schmidt R, Kosinski AS, Sanders GD. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Oct 30. doi: 10.7326/M18-1523. [Epub ahead of print].

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Click here for an update from DOC.


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Depression and Anxiety

Paul Riordan 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
11/6/18 Opioid Epidemic Larry Greenblatt 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road


Adrenal Disease

Dave D'Alessio 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253


  7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD Lecture: Technology & Health Care: Evolution, transformation or disruption?

Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA

8 a.m. Great Hall, Trent Semans Center


Noon Conference: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

IM Interviews - No Conference


12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Parker and Otis

11/6/18 SAR Lecture: Acute hypoxic respiratory failure

Dan Turner

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2003


11/7/18 MP Interview  

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

11/8/18 SAR Lecture: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Irena Tan

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference + IM Interviews

Sheila Sherzoy

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Bull and Bean
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Nov. 5-8, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR/JAR Recruitment Report 

Joe Plaksin to Dave Simel

1 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Talisha Ramchal to Joe Govert

Lonnie Sullivan to Gow Arepally

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Nicole Pristera presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference 

Intern Hospitalist Series - Soft Tissue Infections

Casey Sullivan presents with Joel Boggan

Dr. Alcazar

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

PWIM "Before They Were Stars"
Join us for an evening with Dr. Kathy Cooney. This event is a casual Q&A format about career and personal paths and successes. It is open to all residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine. It will be Tues., Nov. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Med Res library (Duke North 8253).

Narrative Medicine
The next narrative medicine session will be held on Fri., Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Med Res! We are incredibly lucky to have Dr. G (or Dr. Anthony Galanos, to be formal about it) to precept our next meeting! Our prompt this session will be "Uncertainty." By choosing this theme, we hope to inspire you to think about the often morally grey, emotionally confusing, and intellectual no-man's land that we have to navigate, and we hope the broad nature of this theme allows you to be as creative as you would like. Of note, we are planning on collaborating with the Voices of Medicine group to potentially publish pieces based on this theme in their upcoming Spring publication, which may even lead to a multidisciplinary collaboration in the future! If you are interested in joining us, please send Irena Tan an email so we know how many to expect and can plan out how many narratives can be discussed. Dinner/drinks will be provided. To ensure a safe and intimate space, we are limited to ~12 participants so make sure to grab a spot!

Research Opportunities
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.

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. 13 - PWIM "Before They Were Stars" with Kathy Cooney
  • Nov. 16 - Narrative Medicine
  • Nov. 22 - Turkey Bowl 2018