Professional Development Sessions 

The Division of General Internal Medicine holds a monthly faculty development seminar to stay apprised of updates in general internal medicine and to develop skills as educators. Meetings include journal club discussions, presentations on common clinical issues, and workshops to improve observation, feedback, and remediation of learners.

Topics of Discussion from Previous Faculty Development Meetings:

  • “Feedback 101” – Dr. Pat Wathen, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Medicine
  • “Comparative Effectiveness of Aspirin Dosing in Cardiovascular Disease” – Dr. William Linn, Division of General and Hospital Medicine
  • “Sleep Medicine” – Dr. Maureen Koops, Sleep Medicine and Endocrinology
  • “Aren’t you a Physical Therapist?”  What a Physiatrist can do for your patients – Dr. Derrick Allred, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • “Ischemic Stroke Risk Factors, Management & Spasticity Management” – Dr. Sujani Bandela, Neurology
  • “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” – Dr. Maya El Kour, Rheumatology

Grand Rounds

Members of the Division also present regularly at Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.

Past Grand Rounds presentations:

  • “Trustworthy Guidelines: The 2020 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction” – Dr. Lance Spacek, Assistant Professor
  • “Patient-centered Diagnosis: Measuring What Matters.” – Dr. Yvonne Covin, Assistant Professor
  • IgG4-related disease” – Dr. Maya El Kour, Assistant Professor/Clinical

Journal Club

Faculty from the Division of General Internal Medicine also join the journal club and faculty development meetings held by the Division of Hospital Medicine.

The Division supports faculty seeking additional faculty development opportunities through local, regional, and national professional organizations.