WIN OF THE WEEK: DR. DHALIWAL COMES TO VISIT!

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This week, Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal came to visit OHSU as part of the Noble Wiley Jones lectureship. Dr. Dhaliwal is a well-known clinician-educator who primarily works at the San Francisco VA. He is an expert diagnostician whose grand rounds covered strategies on honing- and truly approaching excellence- in clinical learning.

Famed for his "Stump the Chump" style lectures, he also entertained our residency program during a session where he was presented a series of local thorny diagnostic challenges. Navigating these tricky cases, he treated us to a masterclass in diagnostic reasoning.

Thanks Dr. Dhaliwal!

WIN OF THE WEEK: UPDATES FROM PVAMC!

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Every week, this blog (IMRESPDX.COM) delivers to you content as fresh as a Mount Hood morning in February...

Today, the premiere Internal Medicine blog of the Pacific Northwest is proud to share with you news of the latest changes that relate to our cherished VA Medical Center!!!

Recently, the onus of placing beneficiary travel orders and observation admission orders have been lifted from the residents. Anyone who has tried to navigate this labyrinth of an order set can appreciate how big of a time saver this is.

In addition, a new buffer period for late call admissions has been implemented-- now admissions after 6:15 PM can be admitted by the night float team, allowing the late call teams to have a more predictable schedule.

Our VA Chief Resident position for Quality and Safety is now open for the 2020-2021 year! Please contact Dr. DiVeronica for more information about this fantastic opportunity.

Finally, we received word that the VA canteen now employs a SUSHI CHEF! We have not tried this ourselves, but please leave your reviews in the comments below or email a review to medchiefs@ohsu.edu for the sake of our entire readership!

Until Next Week, and Go Blazers!!!!

WIN OF THE WEEK: LINDA'S BACK!!!

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Dr. Peng returned from her monthlong rotation in Thailand this past week, regaling us with stories of her time there both as a clinician and a researcher:

” It was a wonderful trip. I spent time with clinical researchers looking at a large dataset they have on patients with dengue fever. In addition to research, I had a very interesting clinical experience at a couple different hospitals and also had the opportunity to talk to many clinicians, including world-renowned dengue clinicians.”


WIN OF THE WEEK: CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

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The Doctor’s Dilemma team comprised of Dr. Logan Jones, Dr. Jenna Petersen, and karaoke star Dr. Pranav Chandreshenkar made it to the SEMI-FINAL ROUND, with regional champion Dr. Joel Burnett and Dr. Ashray Maniar holding it down in the poster competition.

Faculty Andre Mansoor, Renee Dversdal and alum Adam Rodman represented us in their own workshops, while Dr. Avi O’Glasser stole the show with a charitable selfie competition starring her blown-up visage on the convention center floor! And don't forget the ever-present Dr. Tom Cooney as he lays the groundwork for the next batch of OHSU podcasters!!!

Until next year. ACP!

Until next year. ACP!

WIN OF THE WEEK (PT. 2): SW HOPE 5K

We don’t need to play by the rules, we’re just a blog.

With that, we give you our SECOND win of this past week for the second week in a row!!!

Drumroll please…

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The annual SW Hope Feed the Hungry organized by none other than one of our chief residents, Dr. Kristy Duggan, was a smash success last weekend, raising the equivalent of 40 tons of food for the homeless.

The course took residents ran through Gabriel Park TWICE battling the elements (it was very rainy) to support this great cause.

Congratulations Race and Race participants!

You are (part of) the WIN OF THE WEEK

WIN OF THE WEEK (PT. 2): RESIDENCY SCHOLARSHIP MIXER!

Dozens of faculty and residents gathered in the BICC gallery to discuss mutual research interests and learn about the myriad opportunities available at OHSU

Dozens of faculty and residents gathered in the BICC gallery to discuss mutual research interests and learn about the myriad opportunities available at OHSU

On Tuesday evening, residents and faculty attended our annual scholarship mixer, aimed towards strengthening research connections between the residency program and potential research mentors who might be able to guide residents towards the next step in their career.

Hosted by the newly formed SPeAR group (Scholarship. Peer-Advice and Resources), this event will hopefully allow for more “face time” between residents and potential mentors, and allow residents to see what a variety of different people are working on on our shared hilltop.

If you are a mentor and were unable to make this event, but are interested in working with a resident, please send an email to imscholarship@ohsu.edu.

If you are a resident and similarly unable to make it, contact the chiefs or the SPeAR group as well.