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Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Poetic Medicine: Applications Across Medically Vulnerable Populations


Title: Poetic Medicine: Applications Across Medically Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD


  1. To come to a greater understanding of poetic medicine in praxis. 
  2. To engage with studies that speak to the efficacy of poetic medicine for the three aforementioned medically vulnerable populations.
  3. To discuss (and experience) the methodologies used across the three aforementioned populations and speak anecdotally to the benefits and outcomes. 

Date: April 12, 2024

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease


Title: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Speaker: Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC, PharmD


  1.  Understand the pathophysiology of obesity.  
  2. Review the advances in anti-obesity medication. 
  3. Review the advances in cardiology and obesity treatments. 

Date: February 2, 2024

Catalyst in Action


Title: Catalyst in Action- POCUS Update

Speaker: Firas Abbas, MD, MPH


  1. Share progress in POCUS use
  2. Potential opportunities for POCUS use
  3. Future of POCUS training and application

Date: December 15, 2023

Race Conscious Medicine


Title: Race Conscious Medicine

Speakers: Atsuko Koyama, MD, MPH, Denege Ward-Wright, MD, Katherine Dahl, MD, Julie Crawford, MD, Anita Rasheed, MD, Christina Bergin, MD


  1. Define race-based vs. race-conscious medicine.
  2. Demonstrate how race-based medicine perpetuates health inequities. 
  3. Formulate strategies on how to challenge race-based algorithms. 
  4. Identify at least 1 tangible change in your practice to actively incorporate race-conscious medicine. 

Date: December 8, 2023


Desert Envenomations


Title: Desert Envenomations

Speaker: Michelle Ruha, MD


  1. Learn which venomous creatures are responsible for the greatest morbidity and mortality in Arizona.
  2. Understand the evaluation and management of a patient presenting with rattlesnake envenomation.
  3. Review management options for patients presenting with scorpion envenomation. 

Date: August 18, 2023