As part of the Hospitalist group, I attend on the Med 3 and 4 inpatient teams. These teams consist of three house staff and up to three medical students. This places me in an advantageous position to provide teaching pertaining to inpatient diagnosis, assessment and management. My focus is cost-effective utilization of inpatient hospital resources. Through this rotation I hope to continue a tradition of academic excellence. I encourage students and house staff to pursue research interests and am currently mentoring a resident with a clinical presentation for a national meeting. I also precept residents in the outpatient clinic, with an emphasis on preventive care. In addition, I cover the medicine consult service and provide review and discussions for residents on this rotation. I have presented at house staff morning reports.
Introduction to Clinical medicine involves 3 hour-long sessions weekly, with up to 12 students teaching the art of history taking, bedside patient interactions and ethics. The Physical Diagnosis teaching involves two hour-long bedside teaching sessions for students, with an emphasis on clinical examination.
I serve on the Residency Selection and Review committee and also on the Resident Clinical Competency Committee for the Department of Medicine.
My research interests include DVT prophylaxis, and I am currently a VTE Prophylaxis Internal Medicine Team Leader. This involves developing tools to implement the prophylaxis of DVT in inpatients. I am working on a multidisciplinary pilot study to evaluate the length of needles, subcutaneous injections and obesity. Also, I am conducting an epidemiological review of the prevalence of Breast Cancer in women of Indian origin.