Internal Medicine Residency News, Oct. 19, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

From the Director

This is a big week for residencies around the country! ERAS for medical student applications opens on Wednesday. To all the 4th year students….You’ve got this!

We had another successful COVID-safe mini intern retreat, group 2!  With rain in the forecast, we were able to pivot from  Duke Gardens to Wallace Wade and then the skies held off, and we didn’t need the covered walkway regardless. Thanks Chiefs and Drs. Butterly and Boggan for a great afternoon. And to those who covered for the interns!


Early voting is open at the Karsh Alumni Center (Durham County residents). Make a plan to vote. We will hold that pager … just ask.

Kudos this week go to Austin  Wesevich, Stacy  Bagrova and Carlos Rivera for awesome SAR talks, to Bhavik Patel from  Dr. Rachel Hughes for outstanding POCUS and exam skills to  help care for a patient and to JD Davy from Dr. Hughes for his fantastic team leadership, to Ryan Keane from Jan Dillard for patient-centered  care at the DOC, to SeaBass Franco from Chris Asuzu for help in the MICU, to Peggy Sahu and Hope Glowacki from  Joyce Hwang for stepping up on VA Hosp, to the 9300 crew of Emily Romanoff,  Daniel Bernstein and Gabriela Kraiter (kudos from each to the other!) for being a fantastic team, to Maxine Chan from Bari Rosenberg for flu shot championing, to Vinay Choksi from  Ashley Thrower for team leadership, to the CAD NF crew of Roshni Dhoot, Pooja Patel and Ricky Woodward from Tanziyah Muqueem for teamwork, and to Yoli Guzman from Dr. Suchita Sata for excellent work and skill running RRTs.

PubMed from the Program
This weeks pubmed from the program goes to Anand Shah for his recent JGIM article! "Implementation and Impact of a Risk-Stratified Prostate Cancer Screening Algorithm as a Clinical Decision Support Tool in a Primary Care Network." Shah A, Polascik TJ, George DJ, Anderson J, Hyslop T, Ellis AM, Armstrong AJ, Ferrandino M, Preminger GM, Gupta RT, Lee WR, Barrett NJ, Ragsdale J, Mills C, Check DK, Aminsharifi A, Schulman A, Sze C, Tsivian E, Tay KJ, Patierno S, Oeffinger KC, Shah K.J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Sep 1. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06124-2. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32875501

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Leigh Wynkoop and Sonal Patel

Getting to know you board at PRIME ClinicPRIME is expanding our face-to-face care in our gap clinics with more availability each day. 

Interns have recently been learning  about chronic pain management including PRIME’s processes for managing pain medications and supplemental resources available through the VA for pain management.

Please be sure to see our wall of “Getting to Know You” with blurbs from our interns and photos of people/places/things near and dear to them – lots of beautiful travel photos which are giving all of us wanderlust while we’re here in good ol’ Durham.

Please say hello to our new front door screener, Ms. Octavia Bass-Pearson, who will greet you with a smile daily.

A special thanks to all our PRIME residents and staff. Thanks for everything!


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report: Oct. 20-22, 2020 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Dr. Harpole 7:15 a.m. Zoom
10/21/20 Case Conference Dr. Zaas 7:15 a.m. Zoom
10/22/20 Anxiety/Depression Dr. Riordan 7:15 a.m. Zoom


Academic Half Day: Oct. 23, 2020 via Zoom
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Fatigue and Arthralgias

Secondary HTN

Dr. Weinmann and Dr. Rowell

Dr. Zaheer

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.




Dr. Wood

Dr. Liddle

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.


Side Effects and Management of Common Cancer Therapeutics

Pop Health 1

Dr. Salama

Dr. Boggan

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.



Noon Conference: Oct. 19-23, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
10/19/20 Inpatient Diabetes Management Dr. Velez-Rivera 12:15 p.m.




Board Prep

Dr. Phelps 12:15 p.m.


Cosmic Cantina


SAR Talk: EKG Interpretation

Dr. Kendsersky 12:15 p.m.



Cohen Conference

Dr. Cao 12:15 p.m.


China King
10/23/20 Medicine Grand Rounds: Hemophilia Gene Therapy: A Case Study in a AAV-Mediated Gene Transfer

Lindsey A. George, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Moderated by Gow Arepally, MD, and Hannah Dzimitrowicz, MD

12 p.m.




Report Conference Schedule: Oct. 19-22, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time


Duke SAR Report

Dr. Kansal with Dr. Simel

Dr. Salinger with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


VA JAR Case Report

VA Case Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Hein and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Staplefoote-Boynton and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Nate with Dr. Govert

Dr. Ferreira with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Atiq and Dr. Shah

Dr. Eder with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.


VA JAR Check-in

VA Intern Case Report


Duke Intern Report 

Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Devlin and Dr. Schneider



11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Call for applications: UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship
The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship was founded in 2018 and received ACGME accreditation in April 2019. The fellowship is supported by both the NC Department of Human and Health Services (NC DHHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train 8 Addiction Medicine physicians annually. The vision of the UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship is to expand capacity for addiction treatment in North Carolina, with emphasis on training physicians in team-based care with an understanding of how to provide high quality addiction treatment to underserved populations. The fellowship is designed to prepare graduates for careers in community-based or academic Addiction Medicine and provides training in team-based care in multiple settings, including detox, pain management, inpatient consults, UNC Horizons (a residential substance use program for pregnant and parenting women), and outpatient treatment.  New in 2020, fellows will have a community-telehealth rotation, where they will train at one of five FQHC partnering training sites, providing addiction treatment in community based settings with significant need for OUD treatment. Learn more.

The UNC Addiction Medicine fellowship is currently accepting applications through ERAS for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Now recruiting for Duke’s Global Health Internal Medicine Pathway 
The Global Health Internal Medicine Pathway (GHP) prepares trainees to bridge clinical practice with public health principles in order to reduce health disparities both locally and abroad. Internal Medicine Residents will extend their training by twelve months and complete residencies in both Global Health and Internal Medicine in four years. The GHP includes a Master of Science in Global Health degree and nine months of mentored global health research. Program benefits include full tuition coverage, research related travel expenses as well as research funds.

Applications are due October 19, 2020.

For more information, visit our website or contact Tara Pemble, GHP Program Coordinator (

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.