Congratulations to Chief Resident Henry Lew for being selected as a recipient of the American College of Physicians 2020 Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarship!
"This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding Chief Medical Residents and to provide them an opportunity to assist teaching popular workshops, under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty in the Clinical Skills Center, part of ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting."
Every year in the Fall, the R3s are excused from clinical duties to attend a retreat specific for their class. As the R3s think about life after residency, the retreat hopes to prepare residents to be lifelong learners and achieve their personal career and professional aspirations. This year's theme was "Look Book and Move Forward." where the R3s had the opportunity to reflect on their residency career thus far and share their hopes for the future. A few topics that were covered included ABIM Board Preparation, Financial Planning, Job Searching, and CV / Cover Letter / Letter of Recommendation.
"The R3 retreat was very informative, a bit daunting, but also an exciting opportunity to reflect on the path we have been on and where it is about to take us." - Hisami Oba
"Tears are real and laughter is real. They are the currency of the heart. They are the currency of life. They are meant to be exchanged and shared!" - Matthew Chan
"The retreat was very informative and helpful for my future endeavors after residency." - Jonathan Cho
Many residents also attended service events in the month of October to show support for their community.
Special Olympics instills confidence, improves the health, and inspires a sense of community in its athletes. KP, as a Special Olympics partner, is committed to inclusive health and insuring that people with intellectual disabilities are able to take full advantage of the same health programs and services available to people who do not have ID. Pictured are two KP Hawai'i resident physicians, Braxton Fukutomi and Leigh Moyer, who went Over The Edge of the 40-story Hyatt Regency Waikiki in support of Special Olympics fundraising. This fundraising event to date has raised almost $129,000!
For this year’s procedure didactic and as part of her QI project, resident Patrycja Ashley, MD wanted to focus on educating the residents about vascular access, given that this is such a critical skill in the practice of internal medicine. She and Dr. Philip Verhoef (associate program director) presented didactic education on vascular access, followed by a practicum in which the residents were able to use ultrasound guidance to cannulate fake blood vessels (made from boba straws) embedded in gelatin molds.
On August 10, 2019, a Kaiser Permanente team including several of the Internal Medicine residents volunteered for the annual American Heart Association Oahu Heart Walk. This is 4.5 mile walk that helps to raise funds for cardiovascular research and education, advocate for health, and save lives. More than $650,000 was raised.
Pictured, L to R: Timothy Kim, MD, MS; John Neighbors, MD; Hisami Oba, MD; Diana Kim, MD
The Residency Team went to Breakout Waikiki on July 2, 2019 for team building! All three groups “broke out” successfully and had a blast learning how to work and communicate with one another. Fun fact: this is the same location that former president Barack Obama and family visited—and broke out of—in 2016.
Pictured L to R: Leigh Moyer, MD; Diana Kim, MD; Laina’ala Song, MD; Patrycja Ashley, MD; Andrew Kinimaka, MD; Jennifer Katada, MD
Pictured L to R: Mitch Motooka, MD, FACP; Katharine Wong, MD; Ashley Morisako, MD; Lei Fang, MD; Jonathan Cho, MD; Matthew Chan, MD; Hisami Oba, MD
Pictured L to R: Joseph Hong, MD; William Bae, MD; Krissy Mai; Matthew Yee, MD; Braxton Fukutomi, MD; John Neighbors, MD
In support and recognition of ho‘oku‘ikahi and SELF CARE, more than 500 physicians, providers and admin staff gathered at the Hawaii Convention Center on June 11 for the 2019 HPMG & PPG Health & Wellness Professional Development Day (PDD).
2019-2020 Residency Class
The morning opened with our new residency class, led by Andrew Kinimaka, MD, sharing an oli, “Kūnihi Ka Mauna,” as a ho‘okupu (a traditional gift of respect) to request permission to enter, join, and learn from the HPMG ‘ohana. In response, Maile Tauali‘i, PhD, MPH (Clinical Transformation Health Care Research Consultant), led by Geoff Sewell, MD (President and EMD), Samir Patel, MD (AMD, Primary Care), Linda Kuribayashi, MD (Designated Institutional Official for KP Hawaii; Internal Medicine), and Mitch Motooka, MD (Director, KP Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program; Internal Medicine), welcomed the interns on behalf of the medical group. As they were introduced, they received their IM program white coats. The PGY-3 residents were then honored in a graduation recognition ceremony. Cheers were shared as it was announced that the entire class would be joining the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group practice.
There were updates and reinforcements about the importance of caring for our underserved members as well as caring for ourselves. The rest of the day was spent in different areas of the Convention Center or around the island as everyone practiced SELF CARE (sleep, exercise, love and laughter, food, compassion, awe, resilience, and engagement)!
New resident Leina’ala Song and her father Dr. Alan Song practice Exercise by surfing!
New residents Andrew Kinimaka and Chelsie Moyer learning about Food with the Plant-Based Cooking activity.
Pictured, L to R: Masaki Takai, MD; Stephen Chan, MD; Maegan Doi, MD; Li-Hsieh Chen, MD; Henry Lew, MD; Daniel Moreno, MD; Valynn Pham, MD; Mitch Motooka, MD; Cathie Ching, MD.
On May 3, PGY3 Internal Medicine Residents presented an evidence-packed Grand Rounds entitled, “Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.” Residents discussed risk stratification tools, the latest evidence regarding aspirin therapy, and the role of cholesterol. Throughout the presentation, residents told the story of “Mr. Miyagi,” a patient who engaged in a shared decision-making discussion with resident Maegan Doi, MD, while viewing the KPARE (Kaiser Permanente ASCVD Risk Estimator) tool.
Program Director, Mitch Motooka, MD, makes a cameo appearance as “Mr. Miyagi” and engages in a shared decision-making conversation with resident Maegan Doi, MD.
Clinical content mentors, Stephen Chan, MD (Assistant Chief, Cardiology); Catherine Ching, MD (Regional Guideline Director); and Masaki Takai, MD (Ambulatory Lead, KP HealthConnect, Hawaii Region) joined the residents to answer questions. Following the Grand Rounds, a proud Program Director, Mitch Motooka, MD, congratulated his graduating residents on their stellar performance!
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2019 Graduates (From L-R): Li-Hsieh Chen, MD; Dan Moreno, MD; Valynn Pham, MD; Maegan Doi, MD; Henry Lew, MD
The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program celebrated its 2018-2019 academic year with a banquet on May 18 at Café Julia. Mitch Motooka, MD (Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program) opened the evening by welcoming residents, executive sponsors, faculty, lead teaching attendings, support staff, and guests. After acknowledging the many hands contributing to the program, he called upon Marcus Iwane, MD (Chief, Nanaikeola Clinic and Continuity Clinic Attending) to share the name he selected for the banquet: ‘aha puka papahana a‘oākauka (To celebrate the transition of our residents to becoming physicians).
The evening continued with a 2018-2019 awards presentation (see below); acknowledgement of Loni Belyea, MD, MBA and Joseph Hong, MD (Outgoing Associate Program Director, Hospital Medicine; and Chief Medical Resident); and a presentation honoring graduates. Dr. Motooka proudly announced that post-graduation, all five graduates would be joining HPMG: Drs. Maegan Doi and Li-Hsieh Chen will be at the Honolulu Medical Office in Primary Care; Drs. Henry Lew and Valynn Pham will be Co-Chief Medical Residents; and Dr. Dan Moreno will be a Pro Tem Provider, Internal Medicine. Congratulations and mahalo to all awardees, graduates, faculty and staff!
On April 5, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD (Professor of Medicine, UCSF) dazzled a packed Grand Rounds audience as he presented on “Diagnostic Error and Diagnostic Excellence.” Dr. Dhaliwal described factors and conditions that lead to diagnostic error and offered individual and team approaches to improving diagnostic performance.
After presenting Grand Rounds, Dr. Dhaliwal taught a Faculty Workshop on teaching clinical reasoning and, true to form as the “Sherlock Holmes of Medicine,” engaged residents with a series of questions as he led them through a case presented by PGY2 resident, Hisami Oba, MD.
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, guides residents through the process of developing a differential diagnosis for a case presented by resident Hisami Oba, MD.
Dr. Dhaliwal’s visit was made possible by a Lokahi Grant to strengthen diagnostic reliability in busy and challenging medical practices. As part of this grant, KP Hawaii is also exploring the utility of point-of-care tools, such as VisualDx’s diagnosis generator, in supporting accurate diagnoses within a busy practice.
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, explains the utility of VisualDx in diagnosis generation.