Matches on the map for 2020

A yearly tradition that comes fast on the heels of Match Day is updating the map that shows where our residents over the last five years attended medical school. The Carver College of Medicine produces a map showing where its graduates go, and we also produce a map showing where our residents go to fellowship. […]

Match Day 2020

The following is a joint statement from E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Manish Suneja, MD, Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Department of Internal Medicine is proud to introduce our incoming class of interns for the 2020–21 academic year. We […]

Winter Recognition, 2020

With something as intense and absorbing as an internal medicine residency, it makes sense that members come to view their colleagues like family members. All the more reason for the residency program to create moments for interaction between actual family members and the virtual one that grows during their time at Iowa. Last weekend, the […]

Residency committees create continuous improvement

For more than 80 years, the Internal Medicine Residency Program has focused on equipping residents with the skills and experiences they need to succeed as physicians. As part of the ongoing drive for excellence, the residency program directed by Manish Suneja, MD, has resident-led committees to provide avenues for feedback and improvement. Committees such as […]

Residents make strong showing at Midwest SGIM

Because of the support of the Division of General Internal Medicine, six internal medicine residents, a fellow in endocrinology, and a medical student were able to travel to Minneapolis last month for the regional Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting. Each of them had an oral or poster abstract accepted for presentation. Krista […]

POCUS educators investigate ultrasound skills retention

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has proven to be an important tool for rapid bedside assessments and diagnoses. Basic POCUS image acquisition and interpretation skills have been integrated in the Internal Medicine Residency educational curriculum. The one-hour hands-on and didactic sessions occur every 10 weeks during the residents’ Y-week as it alternates with a longitudinal primary care […]

ACP Iowa Chapter Meeting, 2019

Progress is a two-day conference that draws providers from across the state, eager to learn the latest in that year’s chosen five or six subspecialties and to catch up with long-time friends and colleagues. Often it is scheduled the same week as the University of Iowa’s Homecoming or another home football game. Progress is thus […]

Bjarnason completes doctorate during residency

Third-year resident Thorarinn Bjarnason, MD, has another set of initials to add behind his name, PhD. A couple months ago, Bjarnason returned home to Reykjavik, Iceland, to successfully defend his dissertation “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, effect on atherosclerotic burden and prognosis” at the University of Iceland. The work represents […]

OSCE gets national exposure, refines and expands again

Year Three of the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) in the Internal Medicine Residency Program brings more than a few changes. The first, most important, is that this innovative exercise has now been given the stamp of peer-review. After presenting their poster at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine meeting last spring, Program Director Manish Suneja, […]