Thank you, residents and interns, for all you do for one another and for your patients. Though often under-appreciated, your work does not go unnoticed.
Help us highlight the kindness, clinical judgement, resourcefulness, and work ethic.
Nominate a resident/intern for Housestaff of the month or just share something good.
July 2023 Inpatient Resident of the Month
“Absolutely fantastic new senior for a busy service. She lead the team through many stressful call days making sure that everyone was supported and heard. She was fabulous with us cointerns answering questions patiently, filling in knowledge gaps where applicable and generally making our firm lives as efficient as possible. She kept morale high with many tasty snacks, her kind approach and easy-going nature. Not only was she great with us interns she was wonderful with the med students. Teaching appropriately to their level and encouraging them to participate and empowered to come up with plans. 10/10 no notes. “
”She truly is an excellent physician and teacher. She takes the time to run management plans and teach the interns while also providing compassionate patient-centered care. No matter how difficult the day becomes, she always puts her best foot forward to provide the best care to her patients while also teaching and leading the team of interns and medical students.”
July 2023 Inpatient Intern of the Month
“If skipping a grade was a thing in medicine residency, I would nominate Dr. Manian. She far excelled my expectation in every area. She portrayed outstanding knowledge and understanding of disease and illnesses. Her work attitude was superb. She was proactive in taking ownership of her patients and communicating with families at an extremely high and professional level. She knew her patients extremely well and was thorough and paid attention to detail. She navigated challenging social situations with poise and effectively. She will be a phenomenal resident and physician and WashU is lucky to have her.”
”Nina was an amazing intern at the VA! She worked so hard to build report with her patients and there families. She was extremely keen on recognizing patient needs both inside and outside the hospital. She impressed everyone on our team!”
“Clay has done a great job managing multiple medically complex patients with urgent issues on AMBJAR. He saw a patient on AMBJAR with profound acute diarrhea who had already been seen at an ED with significant colitis on CT, but unfortunately had left AMA without admission. He expertly triaged the severity of illness, decided the patient could undergo outpatient work-up, took a great history for risk factor identification and sent a broad infectious diarrhea work-up that ultimately led to the diagnosis of giardia! He got the patient the treatment he needed in a timely manner and deserves recognition for outpatient resident of the month.”
“I am nominating Dr. Quinn for not only managing well a last patient of the day, IOV, non-English speaking patient for which there was no readily available interpreter as patient spoke a rare dialect. This patient had not one but two serious medical issues that needed to be addressed immediately. Dr. Quinn was thorough, kind and level-headed. In addition, she followed up with the provider who would be seeing the patient the next day to complete the care plan she had outlined. Her care resulted in a meaningful second visit and definitely made a huge impact on this patient’s care and overall access to the medical system.”
I was approached by nursing leadership on 14400/14500 in response to the team’s conduct during one of their call days. In what was described as one of the more harrowing days on the unit (where they are no strangers to relatively wild encounters, it should be said), these residents consistently provided both sterling care for decompensating/medically complex patients and simultaneously attended to several very demanding patients. Nursing leadership cited both the abject professionalism on display as well as the degree of collaboration our trainees fostered with nursing staff in the moment.
On behalf of the CCU nursing staff, these doctors (along with cardiology fellow and WashU IM residency alum Matthew Lui), were recognized for their “all hands on deck” approach during a particularly challenging night shift, including putting in orders, putting in lines, communicating with different services, and stabilizing patients during multiple concurrent emergencies. “There was no hesitation, the team worked well together during the transition- CPR, central lines, etc and made sure to clearly communicate the plan. The code was ran smoothly and communication was closed loop. Despite this being a challenging start to a shift and a difficult code- the teamwork that was demonstrated between the providers and the nurses made it feel like a well-oiled machine. I heard physicians complementing nurses and vice versa.” These doctors were also commended for their compasion and respect for both their patients and their teammates.
“What a moment to remind us what this job is about. I was proud to be working with those people tonight.”