Inside Internal Medicine - Volume 5
The Department of Internal Medicine was well represented at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter American College of Physicians held in Franklin, TN October 11-12, 2019. Dr. Rebecca J. Copeland (right), Professor of Internal Medicine, received the Distinguished Teacher/Mentor Award recognizing her contributions over many years providing clinical education to medical students and nurse practitioners. For several years she has encouraged participation of medical student during summer medical mission trips to Guatemala. Students, former students, colleagues, and patients were able to show support by being present.
Dr. Robert Means, Professor of Internal Medicine was recognized as a newly elected Master of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Dhruvil Radadiya, internal medicine resident won first place in the resident poster competition for his work entitled “Predictors and Trend of 30-Day Readmission in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis from 2010 to 2016”. His co-authors were Dr. Kalpit Devani, gastroenterology fellow, Dr. Shivami Dalal of St. Mary Medic Center, Langhorne PA, Dr. Varun Kohli internal medicine resident , and Dr. Chakrather Reddy attending physician in the Division of Gastroenterology.
Four medical students presented posters in the medical student competition – Steven
Irmeger, 4th year student, Mark Aujla 3rd year medical student, Greylon Gawaluk 2nd year medical student and Sarah King 2nd year medical student.
Other internal medicine residents presenting poster included Drs. Sathvika Gaddam, Ali Bokhari and Utsab Panta. These residents comprised the ETSU team for the Doctor’s Dilemma (medical Jeopardy) competition and won first place. They will be representing Tennessee in the national competition at Internal Medicine 2020. Drs. Rebecca Copeland, Robert Means, and Kenneth Olive served as judges for the resident and student poster competitions.