Internal Medicine Residency News, August 22, 2022

From the Director

Big week this week! We have the Intern Retreat on Thursday, the ITE continues and our SARs are racking up in the interviews! Plus the students are starting their clerkships! Dr. Butterly and I have met with almost all of the interns and it will be starting to be time for JARs and SARs to check in with their advisors for their fall check in meetings. Please always reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Countdown to the Stead Tread continues as well! We are excited to have the BEST YEAR EVER and hope to see you there, whether you are running, walking or cheering people on.

Congratulations to VA CRQS Alum Fam Michael and Allison Burt on the birth of Lilliana! All are doing well.



Kudos also this week to Shivy Chandramouli on an outstanding Cohen Conference, to Amanda Broderick, Omar Martinez-Uribe and Megan Barrett (with guest expert former Chief Dr. Steph Garbarino) on a fantastic LEADs, to Haley Bush, Yemi Olubowale, Joseph Goddu and Alejandro de la Torre from Bari Rosenberg for their outstanding work on 9100, to Damarcus Ingram and Vivian Lei for their hard work getting a patient the appropriate care (from Emory Buck), to Isabelle Byers from Katie Smith for helping out at the DOC, to Hannah Schwennesen from Jackie Kercheval for her expert management of a very sick patient, to Audrey Zhang from Nijat Aliyev for being an awesome DOC Lead, and to Joshua Mercer from Sarah Morgan and Zach Lorsch for his incredibly patient-centered care at the VA!


Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Shannon Herndon for her poster accepted at the upcoming American College of Rheumatology meeting

Facilitators of Immunosuppressive Medication Adherence in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Qualitative Study of Racial Minority Patients, Lupus Providers and Clinic Staff”



Have a great week!


IM Med Res

Morning Report: August 23-25, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
08/23/22 STI screening Dr. Clayton Alfonso 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/24/22 Code status/ACP documentation Dr. Alisha Benner 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/25/22 Communication Skills Dr. Patrick Hemming 7:15 a.m. Zoom
Academic Half Day: August 26, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts


Dr. Julia Messina

Dr. Micah Schub

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
VA Surgery Conference Room C5010

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies

Dr. Jenny Van Kirk

Dr. Jenny Van Kirk

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Noon Conference: August 22-26, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Time  Location Lunch
Common Procedures
Dr. Jenny Van Kirtk 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Mediterra
08/23/22  NO LEADS 


12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Chick-fil-A
08/24/22 ID MKSAP Dr.  Anne Phelps 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom

Piper's in the Park 

08/25/22  SAR Talk: GI Bleed

Dr. Pooja Patel

12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom  Cosmic Cantina 
08/26/22 MGR: Reducing Sudden Death Among Hemodialysis Patients: Can Small Things Make a Big Difference? Patrick H. Pun, MD, MHS,FASN
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Duke University Medical Center
8 a.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Namu
Report Conference Schedule; August 22-25, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

Dr. Staplefoote-Boynton w/ Dr. Simel


Student Teaching w/ ACR 

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. Maul w/ Dr. Zaas

Dr. Infield w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Kobe w/ ACR and Chief

Dr. Weiss w/ Dr. Lyles

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

Dr. Caputo

Dr. Romanoff w/ Dr. Zaas

1 p.m.

1:15 p.m.


Intern Retreat


Intern Retreat



Our Wellbeing
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Employee Health has Expanded Hours!
Based on feedback from team members who are seeking COVID testing so they can safely return to work with EOHW approval, the COVID hotline has expanded hours for employees: 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 days per week. 

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. Prioritized GME appts are now available also at 6 pm and 7 pm! 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.