ACP Resident Clinical Vignette Competition, 2020

Strange fungi, cardiovascular complications from a mitral valve placement, ascites, kidney failure, seemingly origin-less fevers, and even a debit card swipe in a tissue box. Every year, dozens of residents deliver tight ten-minute reports on some of the most mysterious cases they have witnessed on service in University of Iowa Health Care. These presentations are […]

Pizza in the Park, 9/26/20

Our residency program has been working to find ways to make sure our interns feel welcome and part of the IntMed family as the newest arrivals. Because many of the traditional activities have been pre-empted by the pandemic, from tailgates to any indoor activities, the Resident Wellness Committee invited interns and their families to City […]

OSCE adapts to COVID-19 necessities

Last year, the third year for the Intern Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE) was the most successful yet. Organizers Manish Suneja, MD, and Jane Rowat, MS, had received the stamp of peer review and had expanded to include interns from two other residency programs (Anesthesia and Family Medicine) within University of Iowa Health Care for evaluation. But just […]

Education and Independence

Happy July Fourth, a day early. Tomorrow marks 244 years since 56 men dipped a sharpened quill in ink and signed the Declaration of Independence, risking their lives to resist the largest empire in the world at the time. Although many have recognized and commented on flaws that accompanied the courage of the signers, their […]

Clinicians develop model to calculate patient risk for NAFLD decompensation

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases worldwide and is associated with conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome, which can lead to diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Although common, identifying people who could be at risk for NAFLD decompensation can be challenging for physicians. “We needed a way […]

Internal Medicine Residents Graduation, 2020

In graduation celebrations past, scores of family and friends gathered in a hall inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, posed tightly together for group photos, plucked appetizers from common trays, and hugged. Lots of hugs were shared. Things looked slightly different than that on Tuesday evening. A concern for safety had to match the amount of pride that […]

Internal Medicine Education Awards, 2019–20

The following award winners were announced by Manish Suneja, MD, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, on Thursday, June 11. See photos from the announcement. François M. Abboud Internal Medicine Resident Award Thor Bjarnason Presented annually to recognize one or two Senior Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine who carried out the most […]

2021–22 Chief Residents Announced

The following is a statement from Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja. It is with great pride that I announce the 2021–22 Chief Residents for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The Chief Residents are chosen for their leadership skills, moral integrity, and clinical acumen and are the most representative faces of the Internal Medicine Residency […]

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 […]