POCUS symposium makes up for lost time

“I think the sense I’ve been getting,” Greg Schmidt, MD, said, “is one of immense relief to be back.” Schmidt, the director of the Midwest Fellows Critical Care Ultrasound Symposium, was discussing the mood of the attendees at the eighth gathering of faculty and fellows and the fifth time that the University of Iowa has […]

Online presentation: Exploring psoriatic arthritis and reproductive health – July 22, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 22 will be: Exploring psoriatic arthritis and reproductive health12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 22, 2021 Brittany Bettendorf, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Immunology Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:|https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99599645312 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available for viewing after, as with […]

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship Graduation, 2021

“The highest compliment I can pay is this: I know that if I were in need, I would want Elizabeth taking care of me,” Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, said during her remarks extolling the many qualities of this year’s fellowship graduate, Elizabeth Bowen, MD. Though her comments were not overlong, they were lengthier than other […]

2021-2022 New Fellows

Meet the new class of Internal Medicine fellows! Raafat Alameddine, MDHem-Onc Ahmad Al Masry, MBBSNephrology Ahmad Aqel, MDNephrology Michael Arustamyan, DOCardiology Ashok, MBBSNephrology Tariq Baig, MBBSTransplant Nephrology Erin Briggie, MDEndocrinology Elyse Brock, MDPalliative Medicine Justin Buzick, MDPalliative Medicine Dean Elhag, MDHem-Onc Ahmed Elkafrawy, MBBChGastroenterology Sam Esmaeili, MMedCardiology-AHF Peter Farjo, MDCardiology-EP Alick Feng, MDRheumatology Estefania Flores, […]

Online presentation: Before the Pandemic: Ten Years of Increasing Mortality in Midlife Americans—Causes and Consequences – July 8, 2021

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, July 8 will be: Before the Pandemic: Ten Years of Increasing Mortality in Midlife Americans—Causes and Consequences12:00-1:00pmThursday, July 8, 2021 Robert B. Wallace, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Epidemiology-College of Public Health and Department of Internal Medicine-Carver College of Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before […]

Momentum propels the new academic year

And then, in a rush, it’s July already. Welcome to the last half of calendar 2021, the new fiscal year, and a new academic year. Yesterday was our interns’ first day on the job as freshly minted doctors. I am already hearing reports from faculty on just how impressed they are with our newest members. […]

OSCEs turn five, inspire other programs

Since its first year through last year’s virtual version, the Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) has held to its guiding principle: establish a clear sense of the incoming intern’s skill level by observing them performing foundational tasks. Standardized rubrics, simulated patients, technology enabling the observation, all of these are in aid of making sure that […]

Changes in the Education Leadership Team

After 19 years of serving as Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Training in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Gwen Beck, MD, has decided to step down from the role. Beck was the main architect of the ambulatory curriculum component, when the residency program moved to the 4+1 schedule. She wove together all of the elements, which […]

Where Are They Now: Sergio Sánchez-Luna, MD

Sergio Sánchez-Luna, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Basil I. Hirschowitz Endoscopic Center of Excellence, University of Alabama at Birmingham What were some of the projects you worked on while you were at Iowa and how did this work prepare you for your career? One project that stands out during my residency was […]

Intern welcome picnic, 2021

What a difference a year and some vaccines make. It was not until September last year that our residency program’s Humanities and Wellness Committee felt comfortable inviting the new interns out to City Park for a welcome meal. And even then, masks, questions over whether communal boxes of pizza were safe, maintaining six feet even […]