Acknowledgements

The Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Housestaff Handbook, or Commodore Compendium, was started through a Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Resident Quality Improvement Project led by Dr. Michael J. Neuss and under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer K. Green. Without their inspiration, this resource would not exist.

The Editors-In-Chief would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions to the second edition of the Commodore Compendium:

Dr. Bill Stone, to whom this handbook is dedicated. He was a compassionate physician, strong advocate for resident education, and mentor to hundreds of Vanderbilt residents, past and present. May his passion for education be reflected in this handbook. 

Michael J. Neuss, the founder of the Commodore Compendium. He was a vital source of guidance in making the improvements and additions found within this second edition.

Dr. John McPherson, Dr. Kim Rathmell, Kristy Braden and Maria Kasel, for their unwavering support in financing and printing of this handbook.

Susanna Robertson, for her leadership in creation of the online version of this handbook.

Barrington Hwang, for his thorough review and dedication to helping edit several sections. 

The many VUMC residents (past and present) who authored almost every section of this handbook, contributing their time and effort to its production. 

The VUMC faculty who carefully reviewed each topic for its accuracy.