Dr. Annie Cowell–Our Newest Associate Program Director

Dear UCSD IM Residency Family,

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Annie Cowell! Dr. Cowell has been appointed as an Associate Program Director for our residency training program.

Dr. Cowell received her undergraduate degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at University of Southern California, and her medical degree and Masters of Public Health in International Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital followed by fellowship in adult Infectious Diseases at UC San Diego. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health.  

Dr. Cowell is committed to the education of medical students, residents, and fellows and remains passionate about infectious diseases and global health. She is both the founder and Director of the Global Health Pathway and serves as Core Faculty for the ID fellowship program.  She participates in research on malaria with our partners in Mozambique and looks forward to building additional international educational partnerships across the border and around the world.  She is excited to work with everyone more in this new role.

Please also join me in thanking Dr. Charlie Goldberg for his service to the residency program! Dr. Goldberg served as an Associate Program Director since 2014.  Dr. Goldberg built our Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum and the BEAM (mini-MBA), as well as our Medical Mystery (patients with physical exam findings) and microaggressions curriculum.  Dr. Goldberg has ascended to the position of Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education for UCSD and will continue in the role of Core Faculty in the UCSD Internal Medicine Program.

THANK YOU Drs. Cowell and Goldberg!  We are so fortunate to have such amazing faculty support for our program!!!!

Sincerely,

simerjot 

Annie Cowell, MD, MPH

Congratulations 2021 Research Resident Winners!

Please congratulate the following Resident Research Symposium Finalists!!! The presentations were AMAZING!

**Ana Lucia Fuentes Baldarrago–DOM GR 6/2/2021

**Mitch Biermann–DOM GR 5/19/2021

Sonya John

**Revathy Sampath Kumar–DOM GR 6/2/2021

Aaron Lee

**Praneet Mylavarapu–DOM GR 5/19/2021

Anna Silverman

Lester Tsai

**These residents were selected as finalists, based on their presentations, and will be presenting at DOM Grand Rounds.

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: Mission Bay Park–2688 E. Mission Bay Dr. SD, CA 92109

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!

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!

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