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Colleagues,

  Thank you to everyone who was able to make today's noon conference. The powerpoint has been placed on SWIMED for your review. As we move into next year our doors will remain open to your feedback on ways to make our program better. 

  In just a month some of our current interns will be leading teams and starting their first shifts on ICU nights. This may sound overwhelming, but remember that it all comes down to organization. Think about how you'll start your day, how you want to teach your interns, and how you'll make sure patients receive the very best care. For our second years, next year will be your time to shine. Staff will look to you to step into an even bigger leadership role and truly direct care in anticipation of your graduation. For our fellow third years, apparently there's a rule that residency can be extended by 30 days so let's knock this last month out together.

  Board prep week starts on Monday, June 4th and go until Friday, June 8th. You're more than welcome to bring study materials to help you better absorb the information, but please refrain from using your phone as a courtesy to our presenters. The day will be littered with breaks and plenty of time to stay in communication with your loved ones. 
  

Accolades and Standings
 
  • "Matt [McMahon] was able to get that central line on the first try - in a high pressure situation. He's gotten better each time with that procedure."
  • On Hector Ramirez: "He did an outstanding job. Even though he is interested in ID, he learned all he could about Nephrology. Great Intern!"
  • "Kurren [Desai] is always optimistic and great to be on a team with. He's going to be missed when he finishes Prelim year."
  • "Blake Tanner is okay, I guess." - Lisa Forrester

Veterans Affairs
  • VA Neuro Clinic has been removed as a rotation.
  • Plans to have noon conference at BSW teleconferenced to the VA to reduce travel time and improve patient care
  • Send in your suggestions on how to improve the VA Resident Lounge

Baylor Scott and White
  • Starting June 11th - Teams A, B, and C will still be on 7 North but not have permanently assigned rooms. This will prevent fluctuations in team caps. 
  • Also starting June 11th - 3rd year night float will not admit after midnight. 
  • Graduation dinner 6/14/18 and graduation itself on 6/15/18
  • Fancy dinner, fancy dress

Center for Diagnostic Medicine
  • Third year clinic starts earlier at 0800 (and 1300) and ends earlier at 1100 (and 1600). 
  • Contact Charis for any questions on how to utilize the E-Huddle function to hit the ground running.
  • PGY3's will be excused from morning report on clinic days given the early appointment times

Research and Development
  • Got some VA Research time in the future? Contact Dr. Jinadatha at Chetan.Jinadatha@va.gov to discuss some potential projects you may be able to help him with in the time you have allotted.
  • FOUR abstract deadlines in the next 30 days. 
    • AASLD - June 1st
    • ACR - June 5th
    • AHA - June 7th
    • ACG - June 25th
    • ASH - August 1st
    • AMA Symposium August 8th
    • ACC - October 16th

For Your Health
  • Send in your applications for the Wellness Committee! We have up to 6 spots and would love to hear your ideas for next year.
  • Follow @BSWIMResidency on Twitter and you'll get a free coffee. Maybe not today, but someday.
  • We found a good YouTube playlist on meal prep ideas you can start learning.
  • If you're having trouble making it to the grocery store - remember that you can order for pick up at Wal-Mart and HEB.
  • We're super excited about the Wellness Cup Party. We'll also be passing out individual awards!
Next week is going to be tough with the third years completing board prep. We wanted to thank everyone who had their schedules shifted to make sure coverage was adequate. When we are stretched out like this it can be hard to perform at your best level, but keep in mind that you're nearing the end of the academic year and are ready for the next step. We appreciate everyone's attention at noon conference today and are excited about the changes to come. 

All the Best,
Charis, Andrew, Shamyal, and Kirill






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