WIN OF THE WEEK: COURAGE TO TEACH

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Congratulations!!!

to our beloved program director, Dr. Sima Desai, for being awarded the HIGHLY prestigious Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for 2019. This honor is bestowed upon several GME program directors around the country who truly go out of their way in their dedication to their programs and the people therein. As we all know, Sima is incredibly deserving of this award. Please congratulate her when you get a chance! (PS it was also her birthday last week!!!)

Link to official announcement and other awardees: https://www.acgme.org/Portals/0/PDFs/AwardRecipientsAnnouncement.pdf

WIN OF THE WEEK: ANNUAL R2 LEADERSHIP RETREAT

On Thursday 10/4, the 2nd year OHSU IM residents gathered at the South Waterfront for a day of workshops designed to push them as team leaders and help them further their career goals. They talked candidly about leadership experiences they have had thus far, including difficult situations, unresolved anxieties, and dilemmas.

In the afternoon, for the first time, we presented 3 separate career panels, which were staffed by recent graduates who have chosen careers in primary care, hospitalist medicine, and subspecialty fellowships, to give our new residents the chance to ask probing questions about their own career choices and trajectories.

For our residents- how did you think the session went? Let us know in the comments! (or preferably your evaluation forms)

 Happy and engaged R2s excited for a day off the wards and ready to push their leadership skills to the next level!

Happy and engaged R2s excited for a day off the wards and ready to push their leadership skills to the next level!

WIN OF THE WEEK: OHSU IM RESIDENCY SCHOLARSHIP NEWSLETTER

This week, our program released the SIXTH edition of the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program's Quarterly Scholarship Newsletter. As usual, our residents' hard work was rewarded with publications in a multitude of high-impact journals.

The newsletter is part of ongoing efforts by Dr. Avital O'Glasser, one of our assistant program directors, along with the SPeAR (Scholarship Peer Advice and Resources Group) to solidify our scholarship infrastructure. Reach out to Avi or the SPeAR group if you have any questions about getting more involved in research!

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FEATURED RESIDENT PUBLICATIONS FROM THE SUMMER QUARTER 2018 (Resident name in bold):

1.        Bien JY, Hegarty R, Chan B. Anemia in Scurvy. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jul 27.

2.       Haraga J, LeBlanc M, Chiovaro J. Not All It's CrAg-ed Up to Be: Disseminated Cryptococcosis. Am J Med. 2018 Jul 31.

3.       Ketterer B, Montanaro A, Hunter A. So Much More than Bald and Bloated. J Hosp Med, published online September 28, 2018.

4.       Keyserling K, Koprowski SSpur-Cell Anemia. N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 23;379(8):774.

5.        Koprowski S, VanLue MJ, McCormick ME. Treatment of Stress Velopharyngeal Incompetence With Injection of Hyaluronic Acid. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 Apr;55(4):615-618.

6.       Dua A, Koprowski S, Ali F, Desai SS. Factors that Predict Failure to Meet Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Quality Measures for Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr;48:127-132.

7.        Lachowiez C, White K, Spurgeon S. Exaggerated arthropod assault: Eosinophilic dermatosis in a patient with small lymphocytic lymphoma. Clin Case Rep. 2018;00:1–3. 

8.       Larson E, German DM, Shatzel J, DeLoughery TG. Anticoagulation in the Cardiac Patient: A Concise Review. Eur J Haematol. 2018 Sep 10. 

9.       Lu E, Thomas GV, Chen Y, Wyatt AW, Lloyd P, Youngren J, Quigley D, Bergan R, Bailey S, Beer TM, Feng FY, Small EJ, Alumkal JJ. DNA Repair Gene Alterations and PARP Inhibitor Response in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Aug;16(8):933-937. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.7020.

10.     Nishikawa G, Luo J, Prasad V. A comprehensive review of exceptional responders to anticancer drugs in the biomedical literature. European Journal of Cancer 101 (2018) 143e151.

11.      O'Donnell M, Shatzel JJ, Olson SR, Daughety MM, Nguyen KP, Hum J, DeLoughery TG. Arterial Thrombosis in Unusual Sites: A practical review. Eur J Haematol. 2018 Aug 21.

12.     Olson SR, Lu E, Sulpizio E, Shatzel JJ, Rueda JF, DeLoughery TG. When to Stop Eculizumab in Complement-Mediated Thrombotic Microangiopathies. Am J Nephrol. 2018 Aug 15;48(2):96-107.

13.     Scharman C, Mansoor A, O'Glasser A. Occam's Razor Vs. Hickam's Dictum: Headache in an Immunocompromised Patient. SGIM Forum 41 (9): 8-9, 11.

14.     Tao D, Prasad V. Choice of control group in randomised trials of cancer medicine: are we testing trivialities? Lancet Oncol. 2018 Sep;19(9):1150-1152.

15.     Tao D, Schott S, Prasad V. The tradeoff of cancer drug regulatory policy: Faster approvals for one means less knowledge for another. Am J Med. 2018 Sep 7.

Don’t forget to email Avital O’Glasser (oglassera@ohsu.edu) or IM SPeAR (imscholarship@ohsu.edu) with any recent publications, presentations, or interest in participating in scholarly work or having a resident work with you!

WIN OF THE WEEK: 2018 INTERN INTENSIVE

 Snapshots from our 2018 Intern Intensive Curriculum

Snapshots from our 2018 Intern Intensive Curriculum

The 5th annual OHSU Internal Medicine Intern Intensive has kicked off strong this week! We have assessmbled an all-star faculty cast to deliver a number of workshops geared towards advanced topics and skills for our PGY1's to master.

Our topics this week include: IM-procedures led by Dr. Andre Mansoor and crew, advanced point-of-care ultrasound featuring Dr. Renee Dversdal and Dr. Kevin Piro, EHR topics by Dr. Jeff Gold, vent training with Dr. Jonathan Pak, EKG training with Dr. Aya Mayo and our cardiology fellows, communications training led by Dr. Megan Moody, and simulation training at our state of the art sim-center led by Dr. Joe Chiovaro and Dr. Bailey Pope.

Your friendly 2018-2019 IM Chief Residents hope this experience continues to enrich the work and lives of our resident family, and look forward to the fantastic results to come! We will resume our regularly-scheduled programming of blog posts and noon conferences next week.

Win of the Week: Dr. Choo Talks Gender and Race Bias

 Dr. Choo and Dr. Baig-Lewis discuss before the internal medicine program

Dr. Choo and Dr. Baig-Lewis discuss before the internal medicine program

Dr. Esther Choo, OHSU Emergency Medicine faculty and national thought-leader on issues of gender and racial bias in medicine dropped by our internal medicine program last week to deliver an extremely relevant Q&A session moderated by rising chief resident Dr. Shahana Baig-Lewis.

Dr. Esther Choo published (today!) a powerful perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine on a similar topic, bringing both her recent celebrity and substantial insight to bear against a problem affecting our society at large by declaring "Time's Up" for such problems in medicine.

We are fortunate to have a speaker with Dr. Choo's experience and voice on our hilltop, and we always glad to have her stop by and share with the IM residents!

WIN OF THE WEEK: Coos Bay Rotators Report!!

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Drs. Hill and Wurzburger are just getting back in town after rotating through our new Coos Bay Rotation. Per their report, the rotation has been a lot of fun, with opportunities for both of them to scrub in to STEMIs in the cath lab, ability to be participate with the code/stroke teams, ample procedures, and the excitement of an open ICU. Stay tuned for "Coos Bay Reports" as part of our noon report series!

WIN OF THE WEEK: SPUR-ING US ON

 Dr. Keyserling and Dr. Koprowski's clinical image is featured in the 8/23 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine!

Dr. Keyserling and Dr. Koprowski's clinical image is featured in the 8/23 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine!

Recognizing a fascinating and instructive pathology slide seen in the ICU earlier this year, our very own residents Drs. Keyserling and Koprowski submitted the image to help other clinicians recognize the grave implications of spur cell anemia in the setting of liver disease.

Check out their work here!

Win of the Week!

 Cheers to Dr. Phan for an incredibly creative Noon Report this week! He recruited 16 blood pressure cuffs, a doppler, a bag of straws, and the Cardiology Consult Team. Now that's a recipe for true learning! His session demystified the dying art of the pulsus paradoxus, adding a tangible skill to every resident's physical exam repertoire. Way to go Francis!!

Cheers to Dr. Phan for an incredibly creative Noon Report this week! He recruited 16 blood pressure cuffs, a doppler, a bag of straws, and the Cardiology Consult Team. Now that's a recipe for true learning! His session demystified the dying art of the pulsus paradoxus, adding a tangible skill to every resident's physical exam repertoire. Way to go Francis!!