Internal Medicine Residency News, August 1, 2022

From the Chiefs

Happy Monday and first day of August #DukeFam! Today’s IM residency news is brought to you by your one and only Chiefs! Don’t worry, you don’t need to wipe off your glasses or check your contacts because you read that right! WE. TAKING. OVER…well…just for today at least haha.

Big congrats to all the interns for finishing your first month of residency! This is a huge milestone and you should all be SUPER proud of yourselves! SARs, keep your phones on loud and email notifications on blast because more interviews will be rolling in this month (we’re so excited for you all!). To our beloved JARs, please take note of when you are scheduled to take your ITEs because they are coming up soon!



Now to the part we all enjoy the most – Kudos! Big time kudos to John Tanaka for an awesome SAR talk on chest pain and ACS (insert Lonnie’s dad joke here: JT your talk gave me “palpitations”) and to Sandra Loriaux, Sarah Moserowitz, Emory Buck and the Duke Wiki team for breaking down the Duke Wiki for us! Also, kudos to Eric Wilson for going above and beyond for his first DOC patient from Ben Kellog, to Nijat Aliyev from Katie Smith for getting a cross cover patient discharged while on call at the VA and from Auston Stiefer for being a master of efficiency and always teaching, to Michael Ibrahim from Jackie Kercheval for doing a deep dive into CPRS on a patient for the MICU squad, to Meghana Rao from Shannon Herndon for leading a conversation about heart failure to a patient in need, to Nicholas Perkons from Mary Guhwe on Neuro for demonstrating excellence in documentation, and one last ginormous kudos from Sara Barlow to Joe Goddu, Haley Bush, and Yemi Olubowale for all-around great work on 9100! Whew…that was a lot, but it just goes to show you how incredible you all are!


Pubmed from the Program

This week’s PubMed from the program goes to Bret Pinsker! Who would have known that his research is even more impressive than his jump shot! Strong work Bret!

Patel AD, Pinsker BL, Wall A, Arbogast M, King LY and Sherzoy S.  Itching to find a diagnosis.  Clinical Liver Disease. 16 July 2022.



Have a great week everyone!



The Chiefs


August MedRes Calendar

Morning Report: August 2-4, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
08/02/22 Diabetes Dr. Diana McNeill 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/03/22 HTN Dr. Dani Zipkin 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/04/22 Smoking Cessation Dr. James Davis 7:15 a.m. Zoom
Academic Half Day: August 5, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Viral hepatitis


Dr. Andrew Muir

Dr. Scott Carlson

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
VA Surgery Conference Room C5010

Spirometry - Clinical Application

Chronic Cough - Case Studies

Dr. Stephen Bergin

Dr. Stephen Bergin

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
VA Medicine Conference Room B8017
Noon Conference: August 1-5, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Time  Location Lunch
08/01/22 Patient Response Team --  12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Alpaca
08/02/22 Cohen Conference  Dr. Jackie Kercheval 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Guasaca
08/03/22 SAR Talk: Shock  Dr.  Emory Buck 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom

Chubby Tacos

08/04/22  SAR Talk: Complications of Cirrhosis Dr. Omar Martinez-Ubribe 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom  Mediterra
08/05/22 NO MGR -- 8 a.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Chick-fil-A
Report Conference Schedule; August 1-4, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

Dr. Smith w/ Dr. Simel

Dr. Zhang w/ Dr. Hargett 

MS2 Teaching

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

VA JAR Case Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Case Report 

DUKE Intern Report- held in 2253

Dr. Robbins Juarez w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Wanijiku w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Dore


11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

Dr. Antonia w/ Dr. Cooney

Dr. Perfect w/ Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

DUKE SAR Equity Report- held 2253

VA JAR/Intern

DUKE Intern Teaching- held in 2253

QI w/ Drs. Boggan/Duffy

Dr. Ashley w/ Dr. Daphne Jones

QI w/ Drs. Boggan/Duffy 

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

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