Hiking Club, Sun 4/11/21 @9am–Torrey Pines State Reserve–Great for the WHOLE Family!

Save the Date! Our next hike is EASY and great for the whole family! It’s my FAVORITE spot in San Diego–Torrey Pines State Reserve. It will be Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 9am. Stay tuned for more details. For questions, email Danielle Munce dmunce@health.ucsd.edu. We will meet and park (free) on Callan Road (see red circle on map below), near the Lodge at Torrey Pines. More details to follow!

Save the Date! Wed, 5/19/21–Residency Book Club! The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Hello Everyone!

Happy Spring! We are so excited to announce that the UCSD IM Book Club is starting up again with the fabulous book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This non-fiction book tells the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks whose cervical cancer cells were the first to be grown in culture and are still being propagated today. These cells, known as HeLa cells by scientists, have been essential to many medical advancements from the polio vaccine to gene mapping. During the author’s research, she became close with Henrietta Lacks’ remaining family members uncovering an extraordinary history of human experimentation and medical ethics. Check out this link for a full review: https://bloom-obgyn.com/book-review-the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks-by-rebecca-skloot/

UCSD’s book club strives to encourage reading and foster rewarding discussions in a very laid-back setting. We invite anyone and everyone (including family and friends) to join us whether you have time to read the whole book or even just the first page! This book has also been made into a feature film starring Oprah Winfrey, which is a great option to check out, if you aren’t able to pick up the book! The movie is available for streaming on HBO max.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 19th at 6:30pm

Location: TBD (tentatively planning for an outdoor location at a pretty park)

Be on the lookout for an evite in your email! Email Lizzy Hastie ehastie@health.ucsd.edu for more details!

We cannot wait to hang out and chat about this beautiful book with you soon!

Graduation Requirements Reminder!

Just a quick reminder regarding graduation requirements–you can see the tab on the menu on the left to access them anytime! https://ucsdim.com/general-requirements-for-promotion/

Reach out to your APD or to the chief residents with any questions!

All residents (including PSTP & Med-Peds) are required to do:
Procedures
5 each: Central line placement, Arterial line placement, Paracentesis, Lumbar Puncture, Arthrocentesis, Pap Smear & Endocervical Culture
1 each: Central line removal (IJ), Peripheral IV (or PIV simulation)
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Clinical Evaluation Exercises (CEX)
Categorial & PSTP: 1 Long CEX, 5 Short CEXs
Med-Peds: 1 Long CEX, 3 Short CEXs
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Critical Thinking Activities
4 EBM presentations *Tips & Guide*
1 QIPS or CRC *Schedule for 2020-2021* *Other resources*
1 Journal Club *How to Prep* *Template & Example*
2 PDSA per year (PSTP = 4, Categorical = 6) *Tips & Guide*
*Prelim interns are exempt from these requirements
**More resources for these are in the Quality Improvement section of the blog
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Scholarly Work
At least ONE of the following options (and all its parts) is required:
A: Research Project
WITH Poster presentation at UCSD IM’s research symposium
PLUS at least one of the following:
– a presented abstract/poster at a conference
– manuscript for submission
– written description of project in manuscript form
B: Case Report
WITH written report & review of the literature
PLUS Case Conference presentation or presentation at external venue
C: “State of the Art” Review Topic
WITH written review article
PLUS presentation of topic & review at noon conference, grand rounds, or external venue
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Hopkins Modules *Access instructions*
Preliminary Medicine Interns
These 6 modules are required by June 1 at the end of your intern year:
Cancer Screening
Immunizations 1
Immunizations 2
Professionalism: The Physician’s Role
Professionalism: Challenging Conversations and Encounters
Preoperative Assessment

Categorical Medicine Residents
(18 modules over 3 years, required by June 1 of your graduation year):

These 8 modules are required by June 1 at the end of your intern year:
Cancer Screening
Immunizations 1
Immunizations 2
Professionalism: The Physician’s Role
Professionalism: Challenging Conversations and Encounters
Low Back Pain
Preoperative Assessment
Gynecology
PLUS: 10 additional elective modules over years 2 & 3

PSTP Residents
(12 modules over 2 years, due June 1 of your graduation year):

These 8 modules are required by June 1 at the end of your intern year:
Cancer Screening
Immunizations 1
Immunizations 2
Professionalism: The Physician’s Role
Professionalism: Challenging Conversations and Encounters
Low Back Pain
Preoperative Assessment
Gynecology
PLUS: 4 additional elective modules over year 2

Med/Peds Residents
(12 modules over 4 years, by June 1 of your graduation year):

These 7 modules are required by June 1 at the end of your intern year:
Cancer Screening
Immunizations 1
Immunizations 2
Professionalism: The Physician’s Role
Professionalism: Challenging Conversations and Encounters
Low Back Pain
Preoperative Assessment
PLUS: 5 additional elective modules over years 2 – 4

New Pathway Participants 2020-21

Congratulations to all our pathway participants for our upcoming academic year!

Primary Care

  • Stacy Han (R1)
  • Jessica Hansen (R1)
  • Allison Yip (R1)

Hospital Med

  • Nick Flores (R1)
  • Thejas Kamath (R1)

Global Health

  • Jed Bell (M/P R1)
  • Randall Blankers (R1)
  • Elena Cutting (R1)
  • David Hibbert (R1)
  • Samara Sorus (M/P R1)

RACE Track

  • Tally Buckstaff (R1)
  • Soumya Kurnool (R1)
  • Mehul Trivedi (R1)
  • Edward Wang (R1)
  • Kendel Flegenheimer (R2)
  • Erin Roberts (R2)
  • Revathy Sampath-Kumar (R2)

Integrative Med

  • Anna Armitage (R1)
  • Amy Guzdar (R1)
  • Allison Ibarra (R1)
  • Annie Ondracek (M/P R1)
  • Kevin Sung (R1)
  • Allison Yip (R1)
  • Neena Iyer (R2)
  • Ambika Munaganuru (R3)

Chief Residents for the 2022-23 Academic Year

Congratulations to our newest chief class!

  • Lainey Flatow-Trujillo
  • Mark Kowalczyk
  • Aaron Lee (CRQS)
  • Erin Roberts
  • Christine Sonners
  • Alex Sykes (CRQS)
  • Alex Tong

We were fortunate to have many AMAZING residents willing to dedicate another precious year of their lives to improving our program. We are deeply grateful to all of you for your love for the program! THANK YOU!