Skip Navigation

News and Updates

GoodNews 350x200

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.

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, 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.   

Quick Reference

Internal Medicine Residency
Betsy Pike
Residency Coordinator

Residency Office

Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd
Watlington Hall, 3rd Floor
Winston-Salem, NC  27157
Find A Doctor Ways to Give
Last Updated: 03-02-2017
Five Wake Forest Baptist Specialties Earn U.S. News RankingsComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is RenewedMagnet Hospital Recognition2015 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

© Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. All Rights Reserved.