News and Updates
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 11th Annual Department of Internal Medicine Research Symposium on May 3-4, 2017 was a great success. Congratulations to all the award winners! Thank you to the event team for their hard work, to the judges for their time and expertise, and especially to all of the participants who submitted over 70 posters this year.
The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the Wake Forest Clinical Scholars in Informatics (CSI) program. This program is an innovative way for residents to gain valuable skills and be supported by a mentorship team. Through a competitive application process, up to two scholars will be selected.
The residency program was proud to have intern Dr. Brian Shackleford represent us at the 2017 Annual Medical Education Conference of the Student National Medicine Association in Atlanta, GA on April 13-15, 2017.
Dr. Hal Atkinson, residency program director, facilitated a networking lunch session at the March 19-22, 2017 Academic Internal Medicine Week in Baltimore MD entitled "Learners in Need".
Congratulations goes out to all Wake Forest participants
at the NC ACP Annual Meeting in Durham, NC on February 24-25, 2017. The poster session was extremely competitive
this year and our program was well represented by 10 residents who had posters
accepted for presentation and Matt Wilson who gave an oral presentation, “An
Unusual Case of Proptosis”. Doctors
Dilemma Competition participants this year were Kavya Kannan, Patrick Kuhlman,
and George Waits. Thank you to all who
participated and worked so hard to represent our program. Check out some photos from the event.
Medicine Residency Program was happy to participate in a voluntary ACGME Self-Study Pilot Visit on February 7-9, 2017. This was a
non-accreditation pilot visit that we volunteered for as the Next Accreditation
System (NAS) transitions to 10-year site visits for innovative programs with
continued accreditation status. There was overwhelming support of and
participation in the pilot visit by our departmental leadership including our
Chair, Dr. Gary Rosenthal, our Program Director, Dr. Hal Atkinson, and all of
our Associate Program Directors (Drs. Nancy Denizard-Thompson, Kirsten
Feiereisel, and Vera Luther). Also participating were 13 internal
medicine residents, 7 faculty members, 11 sub-specialty fellowship programs and
our institution’s DIO, Dr. Mitch Sokolosky. The purpose of this pilot
visit was to share information with the ACGME on our self-study process as they
work to implement the NAS with the goal of streamlining the endeavor for both
programs and the ACGME. Thank you to the ACGME team of site visitors and
to all from our institution who represented us so well.
Wake Forest Internal Medicine Residents have another great year in the 2017 Fellowship Match!
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
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.