Infectious Disease Fellows Graduation, 29 June 2023

On Thursday of this week, the Division of Infectious Diseases hosted a small farewell for its graduating fellows, Michael Olthoff, MD, and Andrew Simms, MD. Faculty, staff, and their fellow trainees gathered to congratulate the pair and to thank them for their contributions during a challenging couple years. Members of the division were treated to […]

9th Annual Culturally Responsive Healthcare in Iowa Conference – 1 June 2023

The following was contributed by Poorani Sekar, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases. Sekar was an event attendee, planning committee member, and former co-chair of the conference. This year our committee decided to do something a little different and that was to have a theme for our conference ‘Beyond Healthcare: Addressing the […]

Taking stock

An odd coincidence of the calendar means today’s post aligns with the end of the 2022–23 academic and fiscal years. As we are also now at the halfway point of the 2023 calendar year, it seemed like a good use of today’s post to give you a sort of mini-State of the Department address. Since […]

Internal Medicine Members Recognized by Medical Students

Meaningful recognitions of teaching impact often come from the trainees and students themselves. Each year each student at each level in the Carver College of Medicine is asked to nominate and then vote for instructors who have made the most difference to them. Because our educators measure impact one student at a time, a nomination […]

Interns’ Welcome Dinner, 2023

Orientation week for our interns is filled with a lot of activity and a lot of looking ahead. Learning the layout of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, getting logons and badges and portraits and handbooks, a tsunami of information, each piece of which feels critical to commit to memory. In an effort to […]

Day receives GME teaching award

Jonathan Day, MD, PharmD, third-year Internal Medicine resident, is one of the thirteen recipients of the 2023 GME Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. This award is based on nominations from trainees, peers, and faculty to recognize “exceedingly dynamic and skilled instruction.” Day was presented with his award earlier this month. Below is the nomination submitted […]

Meet Our APPS: Randi Pitzen, PA-C

We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read […]

Chief Resident Introductions, 2023–24

Taylor Becker, MD My search for “the why” behind everything in life was the true indication that I would end up being an Internal Medicine Resident. As a child in rural Minnesota, I spent my time outside, learning about plants and animals. When my siblings watched Spongebob, I was studying nature documentaries. While my classmates […]

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows Graduation, 17 June 2023

Members of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine returned to a location that has served them well many times in the past. The Terry Trueblood Recreation Area offers a comfortable lodge with a view of the water. As with previous years, members were invited to bring drinks to share while the program […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 8 June 2023

Stick with us, there is a lot to cover and all of it matters. Not just to our graduates and the award winners, but to their colleagues and loved ones who watched them take this next–and in some cases, their final–step toward the completion of their training. We want to celebrate each detail and they […]