• McEntee, Henderson Introduce New COVID-19 Elective For Internal Medicine Residents

    By the middle of March, 2020, COVID-19 had upended the traditional training experience in the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program. Didactic coursework and clinical skills training had to be quickly converted to an online format and clinical rotations were suspended as decisions were quickly made to ensure residents had meaningful and robust curricular activities during the cl … Continued

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    UNC Internal Medicine Residents Celebrate Annual Awards

    Following is a list of 2020 award recipients who engender the shared and treasured spirit of the department of medicine, presented at the annual resident awards ceremony, June 22, 2020.   Chairman’s Award Given in recognition of scholarly excellence, creativity and for exceptional dedication to the mission of the department of medicine. Max Diddams, MD   Ney Berkowitz A … Continued

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    New Interns Start With Video Sessions

    The Internal Medicine Residency Program welcomes new interns this month. Ron Falk, MD, chair of the department, and Deb Bynum, MD, program director, are holding virtual orientations and medical education sessions. Altogether, the UNC Department of Medicine matched 27 categorical, 10 preliminary, and 5 med-peds residents to the Internal Medicine Program. Two new trainees were also … Continued

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    New Chief Residents Will Serve 2020-2021 Academic Year

    The UNC Internal Medicine Program welcomes the following chief residents who will serve during the 2020-2021 academic year. The administrative chief resident is a position of distinction, professionalism and leadership. These appointed physicians will lead and mentor residents, as they learn to recognize the needs of the department and hospital. Inpatient Chief: Carlos Rubiano, M … Continued

  • Match Day, Virtually Welcoming the Class of 2020

    The UNC School of Medicine celebrated Match Day on Friday, March 20, welcoming the Class of 2020 virtually with leaders Wesley Burks, Cristy Page, Julie Byerley, and Beat Steiner. Listen to their celebratory message in this YouTube video. Altogether, the UNC Department of Medicine matched 27 categorical, 10 preliminary, and 5 med-peds residents to the Internal Medicine Program. T … Continued

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    Diddams, Kumfer Join Clinical Problem Solvers Podcast

    Third year residents Maxwell Diddams, MD, and Ann Marie Kumfer, MD, recently participated in the Dx, Clinical Problem Solvers podcast. After an introduction by UNC Internal Medicine Residency Director Deb Bynum, MD, Kumfer and Diddams are given a case to diagnose and solve. The clinical problem is recorded as Episode 68: Human Dx unknown with Rabih & UNC Residents – Lower Ext … Continued

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    UNC’s board pass rate for residents exceeds national average

    The UNC Department of Medicine is pleased to acknowledge that the UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program has been recognized for achieving a 100% board pass rate, and a 99% five-year board pass rate, higher than the national average of 88-91%. Passing ABIM boards demonstrate that physicians have met rigorous standards and have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essentia … Continued

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    Falk presents chair awards for diversity in thought

    Every year, the UNC Department of Medicine presents the Chair Award to two outstanding residents. At last week’s Medicine Grand Rounds, Dr. Ron Falk recognized Dr. Grace Prince and Dr. Seyi Fayanju for diversity in thought. “The first award goes to a former chief resident, who was instrumental in leading us all into Fusion Fridays, and for helping us understand how the arts, poet … Continued

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    Internal medicine residency announces Fisher and Bryan Awards

    The Fisher Award is annually presented to residents who are recognized by their peers for being outstanding medical teachers while the Bryan Award recognizes excellence in outpatient medicine. Dr. Deb Bynum and Dr. Karen Kimel-Scott announced the winners on June 6 at Medicine Grand Rounds. “Dr. Janet Fisher was the first woman in the department of medicine, known for her dedicati … Continued

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    Welcome to New Chief Residents

    Serving as a chief resident means an extra year of training for physicians who are considering careers in academia. Often recognized as a bridge year between residency and junior faculty roles, these appointed physicians lead and mentor residents, as they learn to recognize the needs of the department and hospital. This week, the UNC Internal Medicine Program welcomes the followi … Continued