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Wake Forest Internal Medicine Residents have another great year in the 2017 Fellowship Match!   

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is proud of our most recent publications and presentations by residents.

Highlights of our most recent Residency Events are available.

The grant proposal of Dr. Jason Hopper, Assistant Chief of Medicine, entitled "Evidence-Based Bedside Medicine to Promote High Value Care" has been selected for funding by the NC Chapter of ACP.  Dr. Hopper will be a presenter at the NC ACP Annual Scientific Session on February 24-25, 2017.    

Associate Program Director, Dr. Nancy Denizard-Thompson's grant from the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine sponsored the AAIM Innovation Conference entitled "The Role of Diversity in Retention and Recruitment in Residency Programs: How Can We Do It Better?" here at the medical school on November 4, 2016.

Dr. Hal Atkinson presented the "Hacking Geriatrics - The World 2 Challenge" an innovative QI competition for housestaff and faculty at the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Annual Meeting in New Orleans on October 25, 2016.  

Congratulations to our Program Director, Dr. Hal Atkinson, who was the October Leader of the Month for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.   Very well deserved recognition!

We were pleased to host Mark C. Wilson, MD, MPH as our 2nd Annual James Peacock Education Visiting Professor.  Dr. Wilson is one of our former Internal Medicine Residency program directors and is now the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He shared with us his expertise in evidence-based medicine at Departmental Grand Rounds on Sept. 22nd and in multiple workshops on September 22nd and 23rd.      

Fox 8 News interview at Davidson Hospice with intern Tony Nguyen regarding his Palliative Care rotation experience. 

The Internal Medicine Residency Awards Day was held on May 28, 2016.  Each graduating resident was presented with their certificate and the Award recipients were announced and recognized.  Also honored were outstanding contributions to the program from many faculty and “friends” of the residency program. 

Thanks to all our presenters and judges for making the 10th Annual Internal Medicine Research Day a great success.  And a special thanks to Heather Crocker and Kip Byrum for their hard work organizing the event.  We had over 50 posters on display from our students, residents, and fellows.  Congratulations to all the winners!  

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, Dr. Hal Atkinson, co-led an interactive session at the American Geriatrics Society Scientific Annual Meeting on May 21, 2016 in Long Beach, CA entitled "Beyond Competency: Medication Management in Care Transitions For Medical Students, Residents, and Other Health Care Practitioners”. 

Meet our new Tinsley R. Harrison Research Scholars.  Congratulations to Stephen Broughton, Matylda Mazur, Andrew Spangler, and Matthew Wilson on being chosen as a TRH Scholar for 2016-2017.   

NC-ACP Meeting News from Feb. 26-27, 2016 
Check out photos and highlights from the meeting. 
Congratulations goes out to all of our Wake Forest poster presenters at the recent NC ACP Annual Meeting.  They all did a fantastic job representing our program!  The poster session was extremely competitive this year.  Only 72 out of over 140 submissions were accepted for presentation.  A special congratulations goes out to Collin Burke for winning 2nd place out of 44 posters in the Clinical Vignette category for his abstract, “One in the nec is Worth Two in the Brain.”  
Other presenters from our Residency Program are:  Alex Bonnecaze, Jessie Bowers, John Dorsey, Tiffany Earle, Tyson Garfield, Matthew Gorris, Jason Hopper, Patrick Kuhlman, and Erinda Stefi.
ACP Early Career Physician Poster session 1st place award goes to GIM faculty Dr. Ajay Dharod for his poster entitled "Holiday Discharges Are Associated With Higher 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates On Two Academic General Internal Medicine Services" . 
NC ACP Meeting Program Chair for 2016 was our own Internal Medicine Section Chief, Dr. Kirsten Feiereisel.  Congratulations on an outstanding meeting! 

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