We’re so excited!
As we wind down the academic year here at IMRESPDX.COM, we are excited to bring you another two-parter WIN from this past week!
First up, we have:
A number of residents have organized a Landmark Trials Journal Club that takes place at a residents home! This monthly feature that is topic-based where they come together to learn about and discuss relevant landmark trials is becoming popular, now with subspeciality fellows attending to share their wisdom and experience! While they are great at organizing these groups and top-notch budding clinician-educator-researchers in training, they aren’t great photographers, so we will have to make do with the above tweet…
Next up, WIN #2 goes to:
GUIDE DOGS NOON CONFERENCE!!!
Last week, Dr. Algranati’s incredible wife, Emily, who is a trained Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, came to deliver an important conference on the different types of service animals. She brought along a colleague and his guide-dog, Forli! See the attached document for more information about the content delivered during this great lecture. (Thanks to Samora for a guest appearance as well!)
Congrats to all! Here’s to another wonderful week full of wins!
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!
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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 email@example.com for the sake of our entire readership!
Until Next Week, and Go Blazers!!!!
With Spring Weather and Greenery, the OHSU wards teams celebrated “Match Day 2.0” of sorts bringing their stand-out outfits to the hospital this week!
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.”