Internal Medicine Residency News, Sept. 28, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

From the Director

Last week of September! Be on the lookout for the 10th annual DOCTOBERFEST treats. Welcome to medicine to our Med-Peds colleagues who are making the switch over today. Also a big thank you to our ACR Ahmad Mourad,  Alex Reddy and Michael Burt for your dedication. Welcome to our new ACRs Lonnie Sullivan, Stacy Bagrova and Trent Wei! Last week the chiefs were busy working on the block 7-9 daily schedules so be on the lookout for those as well.

Congratulations to our Learning Health Systems Training Program class of 2020-21: Casey Howe, Sukrit Jain, Aaron Hein, Amber Meservey, Sunny Chung and Jo Cavalier, as well as fellows Kalvalya Deshpande, Josh Neubert, Dima Ibrahim, Rahul Loungani, Kate Medynskaya, Lauren Mims and Karly Gregory. We are looking forward to working with you this year.

JARs: Dr. Hargett  and I will be checking in with each of you personally about your career planning. Everyone is in a different phase of that right now, and we want to make sure that you have what you need to be feeling confident in your plans going forward.

Kudos
Kudos this week go to Claudia Leung on a phenomenal SAR talk and Brian Rabe on an outstanding Cohen Conference! Other kudos to Hannah Florian from Cameron Strong for very astute patient care at the DOC, to Felicia Cao from James Helzberg for great work in the VA CCU, to Mary-Jo Obeid from Christine Dziwis for excellent work as a Gen Med SAR, to Sean Taasan from Rachel Tobin for identifying an urgent patient need by exam and taking the patient to CT, to Emily Romanoff from Emory Buck for a great month on neurology, to Harsh Patolia from Dr. Suchita Sata for getting taco socks, to the whole cards nights team (Bari Rosenberg, Aaron Hein, Omar Martinez Uribe and Aaron Hein) for outstanding teamwork and dedication, again to Sean Taasan from Sarah Greene for his teaching, to Vivian Chen-Andrews from Priyanka Patel for awesome 9100 teamwork, and to JD Davy from Sarah Greene for his work as the 9100 night SAR.

Have a great week!
Aimee

Clinic Corner: Ambulatory

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin

Morning Report
We shifted the morning report format last year – it is designed as an 18-month general internal medicine focused curriculum, intentionally covering topics within the breadth of primary care. Each talk is repeated three times, for each +2 ambulatory block. We’d like to hear your feedback on morning report, particularly as we think about transitioning back to “normal” someday (??). Please take a moment to fill out this ANONYMOUS THREE QUESTION survey on morning report. JARs and SARs, we particularly want to hear your thoughts because you knew the format when we held report in person, and SARs had report before the new curriculum, when they were interns. Interns, please chime in as well! Thank you!!

Click here to complete the survey

Feedback on your clinic experience
Have something to share about how things are going in clinic? Please tell Hannah Dzimitrowicz, Dani Zipkin, Lynn Bowlby, Sonal Patel, or Jeff Clough what you’re thinking. You will also be receiving a Continuity Clinic Survey on October 5th in MedHub – thanks in advance for filling out the brief questions!

 

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2020 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
9/29/20

Outpatient Pneumonia

Dr. Trinh 7:15 a.m. Zoom
9/30/20 Sleep Apnea Dr. Spector 7:15 a.m. Zoom
10/1/20 Unintentional Weight Loss Dr. Greenblatt 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: Oct. 2, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

SpA and Noninflammatory Back Pain

Secondary HTN

Dr. Leverenz

Dr. Sparks, Dr. Okereke and Dr. Sharma

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
ID/GI/GIM

Diarrhea

HIV/STD

Dr. Kothari

Dr. Dicks

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

TBD

TBD

--

--

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--

 

Noon Conference: Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
9/28/20 Cohen Conference Dr. Nama 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Piper's in the Park

9/29/20

MDS

Dr. DeCastro 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Secrets Pho & Noodles

9/30/20

QI Conference

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
10/1/20

Cohen Conference

Dr. Hein 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Cosmic Cantina
10/2/20 Medicine Grand Rounds: Follow the Leader: VA’s Path to HCV Elimination

Steve Choi, MBBS

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS

Moderated by Stephanie Garbarino, MD

12 p.m.

Zoom

Qspresso Cuban & Latin Cuisine

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
9/28/20

VA JAR CAT

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Hirshman with Dr. Simel

Dr. Lautredou with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

9/29/20

VA JAR Case Report

VA Case Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Wawrzynski with Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Shah and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Rivera-Pratts with Dr. Govert

Dr. Egbonium with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

9/30/20

VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Rabe and Dr. Schneider

Dr. Harbrecht with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

10/1/20

VA JAR Report

Intern Case Report

Duke QI Report

Duke Intern Report - Hypoxemic Resp Failure

Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Ramaker with Dr. Kime

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan

Dr. Van Kirk

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Call for applications: Global Health Elective Rotations
The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health is currently accepting applications for Global Health Elective Rotations.  *Please note, DUE TO COVID-19, rotations will only be scheduled between January 2022 and June 2022.*

We invite current residents from Internal Medicine (PGY 2), Pediatrics (PGY 2), Med-Peds (PGY 3), Med-Psych (PGY 4), Family Medicine (PGY 2), and Neurology (PGY 3) Training Programs to apply for rotations that we anticipate will begin during the next academic year: Jan. 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 ONLY. 

The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. For more information, visit our website.

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 www.dukeglobalhealth.org/ghp or contact Tara Pemble, GHP Program Coordinator (tara.pemble@duke.edu).

Nominate a Shero for Women in Medicine Month
During the month of September, the Department of Medicine will honor women physicians as part of the annual Women in Medicine Month, a national campaign to highlight the accomplishments of women physicians, scientists, educators, and leaders in medicine. The DOM Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM) will coordinate our celebration of Women in Medicine Month, and we ask you to participate by nominating a colleague who you consider to be a DOM shero – tell us how she inspires you and why she is your hero. Sheroes will be highlighted throughout the month of September on the department’s website and Twitter account. Read about DOM Sheroes and nominate a Shero.

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. https://www.hr.duke.edu/pas/