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

Highlights of our most recent Residency Events are available.

Congratulations to Rita Poon, HO3, whose project proposal entitled, "We the Physicians: Healthcare Advocacy Curriculum" has been selected for funding by the NC Chapter of the American College of Physicians.  She has been invited to attend the NC Chapter's 2018 Annual Scientific Session on Feb. 23-24 in Greensboro, NC.  

Associate Program Director, Dr. Nancy Denizard-Thompson, presented "After the Match: Cultivating a Community of Support, Retention and Mentoring to Enhance Diversity" at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Skills Development Conference on Oct. 20-21, 2017 in Grapevine, TX.  

Internal Medicine Residency hosted its 3rd Annual James Peacock Education Visiting Professor, Dr. Catherine Lucey from University of California at San Francisco, on October 11 and 12, 2017.  Dr. Lucey is Professor and Vice Dean for Education at their School of Medicine.  She presented several faculty development sessions including teaching clinical reasoning, promoting professionalism, and tips on how to succeed as a clinician educator. 

Resident,m George Waits, won the Resident Vignette Poster Competition at the North Carolina Medical Society"s M3 Conference in Raleigh on Sept. 16, 2017.  The title of his poster was "An Irregular Pulse: Cardiac Sarcoidosis Presenting as Progressive Heart Block".  

Residents, Andrew Benefield and Sean Hernandez, our Clinical Scholars in Informatics, attended the EPIC Physician Builder Training Course in Madison, WI on July 23-27, 2017.

Program Director, Dr. Hal Atkinson, was a co-presenter along with Dr. Chris Jones from Wake Forest at the TeamSTEPPS National Conference in Cleveland Ohio on June 15, 2017.  The title of their presentation was "Health Care Hackathons: Inspiring Teams Through Real-World Problem-Based Innovation".

Congratulations to HO3 Matt Wilson who was a finalist in the GME 2nd Annual QI Showcase with his poster submission of "A Multicomponent Curriculum Can Improve Pneumococcal Vaccination Knowledge and Clinical Practice Among Internal Medicine Residents". 

May 25, 2017 was Internal Medicine Residency Graduation and Awards Day.  Congratulations to the award winners as well as all HO3 residents on completing your training. 

Associate Program Director, Dr. Nancy Denizard-Thompson, was a presenter at the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Conference at Duke University on May 5-6, 2017.  The title of her presentation was "Introduction and Advice on Getting into Health Services Research".  Also in attendance at this conference were residents Stephen Broughton and Shayla Nettey.  

Clinical Scholars in Informatics for our inaugural year 2017-2018 are Andrew Benefield and Sean Hernandez. Congratulations!

Meet our new Tinsley R. Harrison Research Scholars for 2017-2018.  Congratulations to Kavya Kannan, Alexander Kovalic, Tripp Mostertz, and Anne Wofford on being chosen as this year's scholars.

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 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.   

Our Internal 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 2016-2017, 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.  His grant proposal is entitled "Evidence-Based Bedside Medicine to Promote High Value Care".  

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Internal Medicine Residency
Heather Yates
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Residency Office
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