Internal Medicine Residency News, Sept. 3, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

From the Director

Happy September! We are cruising into interview season for our SARs, with many thanks in advance to all who are helping out with coverage and to our chiefs and Emily for keeping the schedules updated and for our attendings and teams for outstanding patient care and teaching with the schedule changes. A reminder to the SARs to please keep the interview spreadsheet updated.

Rising SARs, please take note of the short term global health applications – due Sept. 30.  Learn more about the application process.

Also thanks to PWIM (Housestaff Liaison Dr. Suchita Sata and PWIM Chair Dr. Lisa Criscione-Schrieber) for a fun night out at Tobacco Road!

Kudos this week go to Anmol Singh and James Deardorff for outstanding SAR talks and to Micah Schub for a fantastic chair’s conference. Also kudos to Kim Darlington from MSIV Nathan Brajer for excellent teaching, to Timothy Hopper from Susan Chioffi and the neurology team for his outstanding patient care and great attitude during a very busy week, to Jordan Gales for being an all around super star from Lara Hayes for his work at DRH, and to Dennis Narcisse, Becca Lumsden, Callie Berkowitz, Liz Hankollari, and the 8100 nursing team (Courtney, Michelle, Jason and Ally) for teamwork and team support during a difficult evening (from Dr. Jenny Van Kirk).

Congratulations to Isaac Bleicher on his engagement!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Nick Koutlas for his abstract accepted to the American College of Gastroenterology conference!

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Click here to catch up on the latest at the Duke Outpatient Clinic.

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Sept. 3-6, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
9/3/19 Immunizations Larry Greenblatt 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Journal Club

-- 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Challenging Personalities

Patrick Hemming 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: What We've Learned: Lightning Talks from the Department of Medicine's Health Data Science Award Recipients

Megan Clowse, MD, MPH

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: Sept. 6, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Thyroid/Parathyroid (Endo)

ESRD Option

Adrienne Barnosky

Matt Ellis

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032



Rodger Liddle

Kristen Dicks

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Coagulation Testing

Ammon Fager

9:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Sept. 2-6, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

No Conference - Labor Day





9/3/19 SAR Lecture: Chest pain/ACS

Dennis Narcisse

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Ethiopian Cuisine

9/4/19 HOPE/SNF Transitions Aubrey Jolly-Graham

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

9/5/19 GI Emergencies Rey Quevedo

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Jason's Deli

Chair's Conference

Cassie Lautredou

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Sept. 2-5, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report 


1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Anish Badjatiya to Joe Govert

Sean Taasan to Matt Sparks

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Nancy Yang to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


QI Overview

Intern Report - Alcohol Withdrawl

Joel Boggan and Lara Hayes

Dana Clifton

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

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.

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.

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. 30 - Deadline for Short-term Global Health Rotations (JARS)
  • Oct. 26 - Stead Tread 5K