Where Are They Now: Ruth Fernandez Ruiz, MD

Ruth Fernandez Ruiz, MD. Research Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, New York University School of Medicine; Rheumatologist, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY What were some of the projects you worked on while you were at Iowa and how did this work prepare you for your career?  While in Iowa, I participated in various clinical research projects with the Division of […]

A day in the life of a PGY-3 – Laura Hill, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Clinic Week 7AM brings a ringing alarm and exciting realization – it’s clinic week (better known as Y-week). After four weeks of wearing green scrubs on inpatient, the decision […]

Our trainees on the frontlines

You know that things are serious when we are in the national news every day this week. There should be no doubt that our state (and country) is experiencing one of the worst health crises in our history and our hospital is at the epicenter. The spotlight is on us, and our faculty have become […]

Iowa trainees swarm the sessions

By this point in the pandemic, regional and national conferences have managed to find the creative solutions necessary to still host their annual meetings. Trainees in Internal Medicine have been no less creative in their adaptations and certainly no less successful in their abstract submissions and presentation competitions. There have been more winners and accepted […]

Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Learners in the Carver College of Medicine are invited to provide examples of effective teaching at the end of each rotation. Read what our trainees recently had to say about Internal Medicine educators below. Read previous submissions. Diana Jalal, MD, Associate Professor of Internal MedicineSubmitted by Will Lorentzen One of Dr. Jalal’s most significant traits […]

Online presentation: Colorectal cancer screening: a critical analysis – November 19, 2020

Internal Medicine’s Virtual Grand Rounds presentation for Thursday, November 19, 2020, will be: Colorectal cancer screening: a critical analysis12:00-1:00pmThursday, November 19, 2020 Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, Professor and Director, Division of General Internal Medicine Click this link on Thursday just before noon to join the presentation:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91032161520 This Grand Rounds presentation will be recorded and available […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Ahmed Abdelhamid, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Each day at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has a different flavor, rhythm, and pace that offers its unique learning opportunity. While slower-paced days offer time for ‘chalk-talks’ […]

Celebrating our trainee-educators’ excellence

In the past seven or eight months, a lot of small, everyday interactions have been sacrificed or gone through dramatic changes. For one of the Chief Residents of Internal Medicine at UnityPoint Health, Iaswarya Ganapathiraju, DO, that meant she was not able to see her medical students in-person for four months during the peak of […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Mackenzie Hines, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Every five weeks, we have our Y-week, which consists of five half-days of our continuity clinic, two half-days of subspecialty clinics, one half-day of education, one half-day for quality […]

A day in the life of an intern – Reed Johnson, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Inpatient Cardiology Teaching Service – November 9, 2020 5:30 – Morning. My alarm goes off. I’ll admit most days I hit the snooze button for 10 extra minutes […]