BRG Internal Medicine Residents' Corner

Resident’s Blog


2018 Annual Louisiana Associates Meeting

Hosted by LSU New Orleans Department of Internal Medicine

University Medical Center in New Orleans

January 23, 2018, 11:15 am – 5:30 pm

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: October 31, 2017


  1. Compose your abstract as a Microsoft Word file, the word limit, including title and authors/affiliated authors,  is 400.
  2. Send your abstractto (Dr. Shane Sanne) before October 31 2017.
  3. Abstracts will be evaluated by reviewers and top abstracts from each program will be selected for presentation.

SimLab 2017

Our residents started the year with a review of skills & procedures for upper levels and an intro to our new interns. Skills practiced included Arthrocentesis, Lumbar Puncture, Thoracentesis, Endotracheal Intubation, Central Venous Catheter Placement and Peripheral IV placement. For a guide to these procedures, check out the procedures video and our written procedures guide … Continue reading

Landscapes & Sundaes…

Last Thursday, our clinic staff and attendings held an end of the year ice cream & paint party for the residents. Delicious ice cream and toppings were accompanied by guided painting of beautiful landscapes by our BRG Arts in Medicine team. The resulting works of art look great and we can’t wait to display them in the Mid City Medicine Clinic to share with our patients. Nice job,  y’all!


Call For Abstracts–LSU Research Day

LSU Health Regional Research Day

Thursday, May 25th 9am – 2pm

Medical Education & Innovation Center at Baton Rouge LSU IM Campus (OLOL)

  • Poster Presentations
  • Oral Presentations

Deadline for submission is Monday, April 24th.

Email for abstract submission information


Food as Medicine


Explore, Submit, Attend!




Sepsis Champions!

A belated congrats are in order to PGY 3 Martin Binesh, PGY 2 Chenna Nalabolu, PGY 1 Bilal Saiyed for their victory in the septris tournament on July 14th.

After a brief refresher on sepsis and an update on the recent publication of Sepsis III (JAMA Sepsis 3) residents competed in teams to see who could score highest while playing the Stanford designed and computer based Septris. If you haven’t tried it, you should (but beware, it’s addicting) Stanford’s Septris Game.

Congrats guys! (the trophy is solid gold…colored)


#BRStrong: The Great Flood of 2016

So many members of our Baton Rouge Community and Baton Rouge General Family have been devastated by the flooding. The photos above are from the medical shelter which was set up at our MidCity Campus and operational 24 hours a day during the height of the flooding. Spearheaded by our Program Director Dr. Banda, the shelter was staffed in part by our residents Dr. Aaron DeWitt, Dr. Rahul Kurapati, Dr. Trey Ruggiero, Dr. Chenna Nalabolu and our Family Medicine colleagues Dr. Michelle Becnel and Dr. Lauren Pitre. Thank you for your service!

Although this has been devastating, community spirit like this will help us recover. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the flooding. #BRStrong

Welcome to our BRG residents’ blog!

BRG Residents please visit the ‘Resident SharePoint’ section of this website using your Paragon credentials to have direct access to in-house content.

An extra special welcome to our new interns–you’ve survived orientation, now the real fun begins!

Be sure to stop by the third floor HMG office (while you’re twiddling your thumbs waiting for afternoon admits) and visit Cedric, the Central Line Mannequin!


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