Internal Medicine Residency News, Sept. 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

From the Director

Thank you to everyone who helped us make the visit from the Stanford IM program a huge success! They were very impressed with our program, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate and learn from them this year. We also want to thank DUKE HOSPITAL MEDICINE for sponsoring our first “Thirsty Thursday with Attendings!” (clearly, a better name is needed).  The Division of Geriatrics is up next. 

Get. Your. Flu. Shot.  ‘nuf said.

This week, we have Stead Trivia Night on Sept. 26! Come out to Bull City Cider Works at 7 p.m. on Thursday to help your Stead Society gain some points in the Stead Cup and also to have a great time (sponsored by the Orgain Society, although Warren and Martin societies are thus far in the lead).

Kudos this week go to Kim Darlington for an amazing chair’s conference, to Alie Mara, Anmol Singh, JD Ike, and Katherine Hutchins for helping me when I was a pretend SAR this week (from Vinay Choksi), and to Rabab Ali for her excellent and thorough patient care at the VA this month, and to our call buddies Matt Harbrecht and Karina Massad. Also to our day float SARs Chris Ferreri and Josh Lee, and to ACR Dennis Narcisse for providing us with late night coffee and support from Ahmad Mourad. And kudos to Neha Kayastha for her presentation at Medicine Grand Rounds!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to alumnus Rachel Feder for her book chapter in Netter’s Integrated Review of Medicine, edited by (Duke Med Alum) Bryan Leppert and Christopher Kelly!

Have a great week!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Sept. 24-27, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
9/24/19 Cancer Screening Dr. Phelps 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: Quality Improvement Grand Rounds: Anchoring Bias and Challenges of Multidisciplinary Care

Lara Hayes, MD 

Joel Boggan, MD, MPH

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: Sept. 27, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

SpA & Non-Inflammatory Back Pain

ESRD Options


Steve Smith

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032


Infection in Immunocompromised Hosts

Rodger Liddle

Eileen Maziarz

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Side Effects and Management of Common Therapeutics

Pop Health Intro/Dirty Data

Dr. Salama

Joel Boggan

9:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Sept. 23-27, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Delirium and Mobility Care Redesign

Juliessa Pavon

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


9/24/19 Clinical Reasoning on Display

Harvey Cohen

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Jason's Deli

9/25/19 Med-Peds SAR Talk Amadea Britton

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

9/26/19 Code Status + Scope of Treatment Bill McManigle

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference

Sean Chen

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Cosmic Cantina
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Sept. 23-26, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report 

Sean Doerfler to Bill Hargett

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Sheila Sherzoy to Joe Govert

Ryan Keane to Tara Spector

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

James Deardorf to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


QI Report

Intern Report - QI


Joel Boggan and Lara Hayes


1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

8th Annual Stead Tread 5K 
The 8th annual Stead Tread will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at 9 a.m. on the American Tobacco Trail (starting at Solite Park in Durham). Please visit the Stead Tread 2019 website ( for important race information, to securely register ($30), or to make a donation. Early Bird Registration: Save $5 if you register by September 29th ($25).

Now Accepting Applications for Global Health Elective Rotations
The Hubert Yeargan Center for Global Health (HYC) is now accepting applications for Global Health Elective Rotations for July 2020 and January and March 2021. Deadline for applciations is Sept. 30.

Application is open to Duke Residents from the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics: Internal Medicine (PGY 2); Med-Peds (PGY 3); Med-Psych (PGY 4); Pediatrics (PGY 2), Family Medicine (PGY 2).

The application is available at

For more information, contact Corrie Walston, Program Coordinator at or 668-5976.

Hospitalist and Heme/Onc Opportunities at UVA
The University of Virginia Section of Hospital Medicine is recruiting for multiple faculty positions to start in Academic Year 2020-2021. Please keep up in mind if any of your residents are interested in a career in academic hospital medicine.

UVA hospitalists enjoy a mix of direct clinical care of complex inpatients, teaching attending, and consultative medicine as well as surgical co-management.  Specialized opportunities in Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell populations are also available. Interested applicants should contact Paul Helgerson, MD, Section Head of Hospital Medicine, at

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 

  • Sept. 26 - Stead Trivia Night
  • Sept. 30 - Deadline for Short-term Global Health Rotations (JARS)
  • Oct. 26 - Stead Tread 5K
  • Nov. 1 - Recruitment Kickoff