Aug 1, 2017

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Blog!

By Chris A. Aakre, M.D. @caaakre
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Blog! Thank you for stopping by!  The purpose of this blog is to highlight: Resident scholarship and awards Important residency news Social committee events Pearls from Outpatient Journal Club and Clinical Decision Making Journal Club Conference We will also be adding weekly educational pearls [...]
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Blog!
Sep 1, 2017

A Little Guitar Makes a Big Splash

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
In the chief's office, you never know what to expect when you open up your outlook inbox. Sometimes it is full of journal articles, questions about schedules/vacations, and invitations to numerous meetings. Sometimes it is an email about a project or a committee or a conference. Sometimes it is an [...]
A Little Guitar Makes a Big Splash
Aug 28, 2017

Resident Spotlight - Sayed (Obi) Aseem and Dharma Sunjaya

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
We are happy to announce that two of our residents have been named as Emerging Liver Scholars in 2017 by the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases. Obi is one of our clinical investigators in gastroenterology and Dharma is a PGY-3 currently applying for a gastroenterology fellowship. Through this [...]
Resident Spotlight - Sayed (Obi) Aseem and Dharma Sunjaya
Aug 25, 2017

Candy Rounds!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Sometimes our work as chiefs can be a little heavy on the computer/meetings/emails/schedules and a little light on human interaction. Well, we interact with our 3 other co-chiefs but we don't get to see much of the residents on some days. Our workroom bonding typically involves laughing at quotes from Office Space, complimenting [...]
Candy Rounds!
Aug 24, 2017

Eclipse

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
We had an excellent Monday this week. The residents thought it was excellent because it was Panera Monday. I thought it was excellent because so many residents were present for my "Chief's Interesting Case" during noon conference. Dan and Dagny liked it because we had time to see the eclipse after I was [...]
Eclipse
Aug 18, 2017

Trivia Night Show-down

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
This may be a little nerdy, but we really love our trivia nights here in Rochester. You can usually find a warm, cozy spot in the winter or a cool, shady spot in the summer where someone is serving good food, microbrew ales, and serious trivia in the evening. We try to [...]
Trivia Night Show-down
Aug 16, 2017

Medicine Consults Team Hits the Road

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
During our PGY3 year, we rotate through the medicine consult service. This rotation focuses primarily on pre and post-operative evaluation and management. We spend time in the hospital helping our colleagues from other specialties with medically complicated patients. We also spend a few days a week performing pre-anesthesia medical exams [...]
Medicine Consults Team Hits the Road
Aug 14, 2017

Resident Spotlight - Dr. Mohamad Adada

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
It is my pleasure to announce that one of our new residents, Mohamad Adada, is a co-author for a paper recently published in Oncogene. Mohamad (Moe) is a native of Lebanon, and a 2017 MD/PhD graduate from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is a resident in our clinical-investigator program with [...]
Resident Spotlight - Dr. Mohamad Adada
Aug 11, 2017

Resident Spotlight - Dr. Chung Sang Tse

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
We are thrilled to announce that Chung Sang (CS) Tse, PGY-3, was awarded the 2017 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Student Abstract Prize presented at Digestive Disease Week® 2017, May 6, 2017 in Chicago, IL. She is a 2015 graduate from Yale School of Medicine. She was selected as 1 of [...]
Resident Spotlight - Dr. Chung Sang Tse
Aug 9, 2017

Congratulations and Thank You!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
I want to wish all the residents congratulations for helping Mayo become the Number 1 Hospital in the United States as announced by US News & World Report. We know the residents play an important role in this distinction. Your dedication and hard work help us serve our patients well. Thank you [...]
Jul 28, 2017

Summer Fun

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Summers in Rochester always remind me that a cold winter is worth it for the gorgeous summer weather. We've had a nice run the last few weeks. (Temperatures in the 70-80s with a nice breeze and some sun!) I've had a chance to hit the running trails, and I ran [...]
Summer Fun
Jul 24, 2017

Town Hall Meeting

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Today we had a town hall meeting instead of our usual M&M or "Interesting Case" conference. It's a chance for the chiefs and Dr. Oxentenko (our fearless program director) to update the residents about policy changes, new ideas, etc. It's also an excuse for us to order Panera sandwiches. We [...]
Town Hall Meeting
Jul 18, 2017

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Two of our PGY-2s, Ally Higgins and Jessica Slostad, presented at our morbidity and mortality conference this week. This conference happens twice a month and discusses errors, near misses, and poor patient outcomes in an open, confidential manner. These conferences are designed to look at systems issues that led to [...]
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Jul 14, 2017

Clinical Decision Making Journal Club

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
This morning, the residents and many faculty grabbed a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich during our Clinical Decision Making Journal Club (CDMJC to most of us). We all sat back and enjoyed critical appraisal of two recent articles. These were presented by two of our PGY-3 residents. Erica [...]
Clinical Decision Making Journal Club
Jul 11, 2017

Intern Retreat

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
We had a day-long intern retreat to help the interns get to know each other. It included a morning of "intern trivia", an epic rock-paper-scissors show down, and team building activities. One of these included building structures out of raw spaghetti and marshmallows. We discovered there are many architectural and [...]
Intern Retreat
Jul 10, 2017

Orientation Events

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Our intern orientation was a successful. We spent 2 weeks training our new interns to use our computer system, pagers, etc. Of course, a large part of this training was also team bonding and getting to know our new recruits. It was a blast! Our first day was capped with [...]
Orientation Events
Jun 19, 2017

The new interns have arrived!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
I met up with my fellow chiefs (Dagny, Hannah, and Dan) early this morning to greet the new interns. Full disclosure, Monday mornings are not necessarily our strong suit. Dan grabbed us all coffee at Caribou though so we had a strong start. We met about a third of the intern class, and [...]
The new interns have arrived!
Jun 12, 2017

Residents enjoying the MN outdoors

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
We had a beautiful weekend, which included outdoor activities for most of us. I managed to capture some good action shots at the soccer game on Saturday. It was nearly an all IM resident crowd with a few resident spouses thrown in. We were even joined by an endocrinology consultant! The [...]
Residents enjoying the MN outdoors
May 8, 2017

Mayo Internal Medicine Residency Has Strong Showing at DDW 2017

By Justin Fiala, M.D. @jfiala2
Our residents hit the Windy City over the weekend for the annual Digestive Disease Week conference where they showcased their GI-related research and networked with other trainees and experts in the field. Dr. Oxentenko, the IM Residency Program Director, was also at the conference and showed her support for the residents presenting [...]
Mayo Internal Medicine Residency Has Strong Showing at DDW 2017
Apr 27, 2017

2017 Visiting Professor Talks QI and Patient Safety with Mayo Residents and Faculty

By Justin Fiala, M.D. @jfiala2
Each year, the Internal Medicine chief residents are tasked with inviting a speaker to give the keynote address at Mayo Clinic's annual Visiting Professor Medical Grand Rounds.  This year's speaker was Dr. Sumant Ranji, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Chief of the [...]
2017 Visiting Professor Talks QI and Patient Safety with Mayo Residents and Faculty
Apr 24, 2017

Internal Medicine Residency Program Directors Honored at All Three Mayo Campuses

By Justin Fiala, M.D. @jfiala2
The results are in, and the Internal Medicine residency program directors at all three Mayo campuses (Rochester, Arizona, and Florida) were honored with the annual Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (MCSGME) Program Director Recognition Awards! MCSGME oversees a total of 196 training programs in Rochester, 46 in Arizona, and 45 in [...]
Internal Medicine Residency Program Directors Honored at All Three Mayo Campuses
Mar 17, 2017

Meet Our Incoming Residents!

By Justin Fiala, M.D. @jfiala2
  The Mayo IM Residency had another successful year in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)! See below for a list of our incoming residents:  
Meet Our Incoming Residents!
Dec 21, 2016

Residents Spread Holiday Cheer to Ronald McDonald House Families

By Justin Fiala, M.D. @jfiala2
A resident’s schedule is notoriously busy and is packed with night shifts, clinics, and research projects, among myriad other commitments. But none of that stopped a group of Mayo Internal Medicine residents from taking the time to prepare dinner for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. [...]
Residents Spread Holiday Cheer to Ronald McDonald House Families
Dec 8, 2016

2016-2017 Fellowship Match Results

By Justin Fiala, M.D. @jfiala2
    Congratulations to all of our residents, past and present, who participated in The Match this year!   Take a look at where the Mayo IM residents matched:      
2016-2017 Fellowship Match Results
Oct 12, 2016

Residents Hit the Gym as the Internal Medicine Residency Fitness Challenge Begins

By Justin Fiala, M.D. @jfiala2
At the beginning of this month, the Internal Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester started its first ever Fitness Challenge. The initiative is the brainchild of program director, Dr. Amy Oxentenko and former-chief-resident-turned-staff-member, Dr. Bri Vaa, and seeks to improve the health and overall wellbeing of residents and staff within [...]
Residents Hit the Gym as the Internal Medicine Residency Fitness Challenge Begins