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 and updates Social committee events Highlight teaching conferences Please e-mail the chiefs if you have any suggestions on content or on how to [...]
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Blog!
Jan 12, 2018

Welcome to Our Rotators!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Every 6 months, we are lucky enough to have two residents visit from NUI Galway School of medicine and rotate with our residents. We are very pleased to welcome Niamh and Alan for the Winter/Spring months! They will be helping us out a lot over the coming weeks and months, [...]
Welcome to Our Rotators!
Jan 8, 2018

Chief-lettes are announced. (2019-2020 Chief Residents)

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
We have a multitude of terms for this year of our training. Chief year. Chiefdom. Chiefing. We can refer to ourselves as CMRs or hefes if we are feeling particularly saucy. (To be clear, I have never called myself Hefe.) In our group text, we refer to ourselves as the "Big Chiefs" as [...]
Chief-lettes are announced. (2019-2020 Chief Residents)
Jan 4, 2018

Happy New Year from the Chiefs!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Happy New Year to our avid readers! Or, maybe some not so avid readers. Reluctant readers? Related readers (meaning my mom and her immediate family members)? Or...perhaps just a random person who happened upon this blog and glanced at the first sentence before frantically clicking on a youtube clip or recipe [...]
Happy New Year from the Chiefs!
Dec 22, 2017

Holiday Festivities Galore!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
While last week was for cookie decorating and pet therapy, this week was dedicated to some additional wellness and fun. We completed our second annual stuffed animal drive with impressive success! Over 50 stuffed animals were donated by our residents and will be given to children (and their siblings) who [...]
Holiday Festivities Galore!
Dec 19, 2017

Tis the Season!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
The holiday season brings some of my favorite times at Mayo! Everywhere you walk, there are lights and garlands and wreaths making things cozy and bright with a side of warm fuzzy. I love it. St. Marys Hospital has been duded up with lights for the past 3 weeks and [...]
Tis the Season!
Dec 13, 2017

Igloos hit Rochester...

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Minnesota is known for its friendly people, Vikings football, numerous lakes (I hear there are 10,000!), and well...the winters. This is probably the main topic I get asked about by my family, friends, and residency applicants. "I hear there are icicles everywhere." "Do you just ski into work?" "Is there a way [...]
Igloos hit Rochester...
Dec 7, 2017

MATCH DAY!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
I'm not sure if the loud music and excitement could be heard around town, but there was a buzz and energy about Rochester yesterday. It's as though everyone could tell it was Fellowship Match Day! Or, maybe that's just how it felt for me...as I waited anxiously...meeting at least 2 SIRS [...]
MATCH DAY!
Nov 24, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Well, with the crisp air and falling leaves comes my favorite holiday. BLACK FRIDAY!!! Okay, yes. I'm being a little sarcastic here. I'm talking about Thanksgiving - a holiday dedicated to good food, family time, and napping. Sounds great! And, as promised, this Thanksgiving was a great one. We had a gorgeous [...]
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 20, 2017

Resident Spotlight - Caitrin Coffey and Michael Richter

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
I am pleased to announce that we had a great showing at the American College of Rheumatology in San Diego recently. Two of our residents, Caitrin and Michael had oral presentations, which is really exciting! Caitrin's presentation was entitled "Delay of Diagnosis and Treatment in Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis: Missing the [...]
Resident Spotlight - Caitrin Coffey and Michael Richter
Nov 14, 2017

Women in Medicine

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Friday night marked the official kickoff event for the Women in Medicine group. The group was formed last year to serve as a support and mentorship program for women in medical school, residency, and fellowship. Our aim is to "empower women in medicine and advance women's health, through mentorship, leadership [...]
Women in Medicine
Nov 9, 2017

Mayo - RED

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Residency can be a tough and challenging time in a doctor's life. I grew a lot as a physician, but also as a person, while in residency. So much of what makes me the person I am today is a reflection of my experiences and the maturity and perspective I gained during [...]
Mayo - RED
Nov 3, 2017

Future Gastroenterologists on the Move...

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Our residents have been traveling all over to present their research recently. In particular, our residents with a GI interest traveled to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) annual meeting in Orlando. We had a great showing there. Here are some highlights!        As always, conference are a nice time [...]
Future Gastroenterologists on the Move...
Nov 2, 2017

Another 100%...

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
...ABIM board pass rate, that is! I am pleased to announce that my residency class of 2017 has passed boards. Yes, these people are board certified in internal medicine now! In the chief's office, we were hard at work studying on the weeks leading up to our exam. Our residency [...]
Another 100%...
Nov 1, 2017

Diwali in Rochester

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
At Mayo, we pride ourselves on our diverse community and inclusive culture. We are truly an international melting pot with employees, residents, and patients coming from countries all over the world. Multiple resource groups are available to support our diverse population here, which simply adds to the richness of our working environment. For the [...]
Diwali in Rochester
Oct 31, 2017

So many weddings!

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
I don't know if it's something in the air or what but we have had a lot of weddings in our residency in the last few months. We wanted to do a little shout out to the happy couples, so here goes. Jithma Abeykoon is one of our most thoughtful and hard [...]
So many weddings!
Oct 30, 2017

Mayo with Fantastic Showing at Minnesota ACP

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
I headed to Minneapolis on Thursday night for the Minnesota Governor's Council Meeting for ACP. It showcased what all the IM training programs in Minnesota are working on, and I had a chance to meet a couple other chiefs. We also had a nice discussion about advocacy and health policy [...]
Mayo with Fantastic Showing at Minnesota ACP
Oct 23, 2017

Fall Fest - A festival of all things Fall

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Well, as promised I can give you a full blown account of the Fall Fest activities. We met at Northwood Orchard located just northwest of Rochester. There was apple picking, corn mazing, pumpkin carving, intense s'more making followed by hay rides, a petting zoo, and some intense napping. :) We had an exceptional [...]
Fall Fest - A festival of all things Fall
Oct 18, 2017

Fall means Fitness.

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Well, I took a brief hiatus from blogging while I was off doing fellowship interviews for endocrinology. Two of my co-chiefs (Dan and Dagny) are applying for pulmonary/critical care fellowship, and Hannah is going to be working in General Internal Medicine next year. So, we've been operating with a bit [...]
Fall means Fitness.
Sep 20, 2017

Inpatient Medicine

By Lucinda Gruber @gruberl
Well, I'm sure you've all been eagerly anticipating my updates and thoughts from the first part of the month. Sorry. I was covering the inpatient medicine teaching service (shout out to Med 3!) for the last 2 weeks. It's been one of the highlights of my chief year so far! [...]
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