The two-day conference took place at the Durham Sheraton February 24-26, 2017, hosted by Co-chairs Debra Bynum, MD, MMEL, Program Director for the Medicine Residency Program and Richard Wardrop, MD, PhD, Program Director for the Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Program. For attendees who come from all over the state, the meeting provides a unique opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits. For students and residents, participants can present research in a scientific competition and sharpen mental skills with a game of medical jeopardy.
This year co-chairs adopted the Quadruple Aim theme and applied it to learning. “We designed a robust program that embraced CME and the growing interest in interactive sessions,” said Dr. Wardrop who is an ACP Wellness Champion, serving on the Governor’s Council for the ACP’s NC Chapter.
The Department of Medicine recognizes students and residents have a lot to gain from networking with internists who are committed to scholarship and education.
“This helps our residents see that we continue to learn for our patients throughout our professional lives,” said Dr. Bynum. “This is a core value of UNC’s Medicine Residency Program and it’s reinforced when students and residents see physicians who supervise them continuing to learn for their patients.”
Team UNC also won the Doctor’s Dilemma competition for the second straight year, a friendly, but competitive, jeopardy style game that covers topics ranging from simple medicine trivia to complex diagnosis and treatment questions.
“We are extremely proud of the team,” said Dr. Bynum. “For anyone who wants to compete next year, be sure to revisit Harrison’s Principals of Internal Medicine.”
Participants Selected in the 2017 Annual Scientific Poster Session
Sharanya Rajendra, MSc, Sophia Paraschos, MD, and Beth Ann Brubaker, MD
Poster: An Unusual DVT Threatens Life and Limb
Mark W. Chandler, MD, John P. Downs, MD, MBA, and Richard M. Wardrop, MD, PhD
Poster: Comparison of Patient Outcomes Between General Medicine Services:
The Effects of an Advanced Practice Practitioner on Key Outcomes.
Michael Massaro, MD, Christopher A. Caulfield, MD, and Julia Hughes, MD
Poster: A Marrowing Case of Portal Hypertension
Katherine (Alex) Despotes, MD, Emily J. Ciccone, MD, and Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD
Poster: Spicing Up the Differential for Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage