About three years ago, Dr. Bruce Peyser recalls teaching a small-group primary care seminar for second-year medical students in the Primary Care Leadership Track (PCLT) program. These students were beginning to increase their knowledge-base on topics in internal medicine. One goal was to give the students salient references that he thought would be helpful in their clinical year.
When he shared the reference lists, he realized there was a large number of learners that actually wanted to read about the topics. He also found the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students, those training at his clinical site at Pickett Road, were very interested. At that point, enthused by their attentiveness, he began sending bi-weekly communications from his personal email inbox with web links to the recent articles.
In 2018, as Dr. Peyser took on his new role — Medical Director for all of our Duke Primary Care sites — he thought these reference lists might be of interest to all DPC providers. As a result the distribution list has grown considerably.
A new design
This year, with help from Duke GIM Communications, Dr. Peyser's bi-weekly collection of articles now sends in an updated design with the ability to quickly and easily view the articles online. This new format also facilitates new user subscriptions.
"My point for doing this was mainly to find high yield, granular review articles that cover content that is basic and important for the topics covered," says Peyser. "These items are not necessarily the newest discoveries that might end up in NEJM, but instead I wanted bread and butter articles from a variety of excellent journals that people could easily trust and refer to."
"...I wanted bread and butter articles from a variety of excellent journals that people could easily trust and refer to."