From the Director
Closing in on the month of September! Lots of fun at the intern retreat (thanks Dr. Cooney for your home!). Big thanks to Kayla Humphreys for her work on making the retreat run smoothly! Big thanks to our SARs and JARs for covering so the interns could spend some learning and bonding time together.
Kudos this week to Meghana Rao from Dan Weinberg for making his job easy as a JAR, to Mark Brahier for not only crushing VA GM but getting the old water cooler replaced in the workroom (From Sachi Oshima), to Karen Young for leading a master class GOC discussion (also from Sachi), and to Carter Devlin from Amanda Broderick for getting a patient to the right level of care. Kudos to Kristen McClellan from Dr. Genao for "efficient and professional with excellent bedside manners". Also huge kudos for the IM Res turnout at Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday. Way to represent!
Pubmed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Emilio Guzman-Cisneros for his upcoming poster at the American College of Rheumatology meeting “Racial Differences in Medication Beliefs and Barriers to Taking Medications Among Patients with SLE”
Have a great week!
Clinic Corner by Dr. Dani Zipkin
August 29, 2022
Even though clinical acuity is lower in the clinic, the pace of visits and multi-tasking through multiple clinical, social and financial variables can be exhausting. You may feel out of sorts in the clinic even after you’ve gotten into the zone on inpatient. This is normal! Please reach out to Dani or Nathaniel if you want to talk more about adjusting to the ambulatory part of your training.
So, while I’m talking about getting into “the zone” in ambulatory, it bears mentioning that continuity is the key to making it easier. Seeing patients back who you know, who you have some traction with, is critical. So, give out your cards and tell patients your name over and over again. At check out for DOC and Pickett, give WIDE intervals for follow up to make sure they capture your weeks back in clinic, and specify that the visit should be only with you!
When interns see the VA POSH clinic on their schedule (Perioperative Optimization for Senior Health), please note the clinic does indeed start at noon with interdisciplinary team rounds. You are expected to present at noon or as close as you can reasonably get there, and it is ok to pack a lunch and eat it during the team rounds.
Morning Report: August 30- September 01, 2022 via Zoom
|08/30/22||Insomnia||Dr. Maggie Soltis Kilgore||7:15 a.m.||Zoom|
|08/31/22||Breast feeding medicine||Dr. Katie Young||7:15 a.m.||Zoom|
|09/01/22||Smoking Cessation||Dr. James Davis||7:15 a.m.||Zoom|
Academic Half Day: September 02, 2022
Dr. Richard Wood
Dr. Dave Butterly
9:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.
|VA Surgery Conference Room C5010|
Dr. Talal Dahhan
Dr. Talal Dahhan
9:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Noon Conference: August 29- September 02, 2022
|Dr. Micah Schub||12 p.m.||DUH 2002 & Zoom||Chick-fil-A|
|08/30/22||LEADS: The Journey Towards a More Equitable and Just Duke||
Kevin Thomas, MD
|12 p.m.||DUH 2002 & Zoom||Guasaca|
|08/31/22||Management of Nausea and Vomiting||Dr. Neha Kayastha||12 p.m.||DUH 2002 & Zoom||
|09/01/22||SAR Talk: Acute Decompensated Heart Failure||
Dr. Harsh Patolia
|12 p.m.||DUH 2002 & Zoom||Saladelia|
|09/02/22||MGR: Cardiovascular Complications Across the Spectrum of Kidney Disease||Daniel Edmonston, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine, Duke University
Duke Clinical Research Institute
|8 a.m.||DUH 2002 & Zoom||Dominos|
Report Conference Schedule: August 29 - September 01, 2022
VA JAR CAT
DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253MS2 Report
Dr. Schwennesen w/ Dr. Simel
Dr. Craig w/ Dr. Kussin
Student Teaching w/ ACR
1:15 p.m.2:30 p.m.
VA JAR Case Report
DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253
VA Intern Case ReportDUKE Intern Report- held in 2253
Dr. Pinion w/ Dr. Zaas
Dr. Barrett w/ Dr. Govert
Dr. Byers w/ ACR/ChiefDr. Anderson w/ Dr. Lyles
1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
VA JAR CATDUKE SAR Report- held in 8262
Dr. CaputoDr. Cavalier w/ Dr. Zaas
1 p.m.1:15 p.m.
VA JAR Case Report
Duke SAR Report- held in 2253
VA Intern Case Report
Duke Intern Report-held in 2253
QI w/ Drs. Boggan and Duffy
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