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Plan of the Week: Apr 2 - Apr 8

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Carr and Dr. Wilson for their excellent mentorship and guidance in the clinic, as well as Dr. Broughton for his expertise and teaching on the ward during the MHS Genesis roll-out!

Congratulations 🎉 to the following Army officers for their selection to Major:

-Elena Crecelius

-Sarah Jiang

-Elizabeth Ketchum

-Riordan Ledgerwood

-Emily Parsons

-Donald Rees

-Renuka Rees

-Samantha Rowe





Time and Location


Sunday, 4/2 Palm Sunday

Monday, 4/3

MR: Case & The Basics of Palliative and Hospice Care Lecture, Aziz

0745 - 0815 America 2525 B/C


1300 - 1600 SIM Center

Pre-Identified Residents Only

Tuesday, 4/4

MR: COL Baechler's Award Ceremony, PI Session (Step 7, Population Health & Working Session, Gorman)

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Wednesday, 4/5 Passover

Grand Rounds: Standardizing a Resident Subspecialty Elective Rotation Across the Military Health System (Rebecca McConnell, MD) and Immunogenicity of COVID-19 Vaccination in At-Risk Youth (IVY) (Blake Cirks, MD, FAAP)

0745 - 0850 Room A3, Bldg A, USUHS and Virtual Zoom Platform (Meeting ID: 999 6780 8867

Passcode: 7271775)

All welcome; in-person attendance is HIGHLY encouraged for our outpatient providers and residents

Thursday, 4/6

MR: CPC, Wilson

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C To join the video meeting, click this link. Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 586-930-5319 and enter this PIN: 335 498 653#

All welcome

Friday, 4/7 Good Friday

MR: Board Review

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

Medical Students & Residents Only

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

8APR: Easter 🐣

11APR: Maggie Hasler

10APR: Block 11 Start

2MAY: Amy Davis


26APR: Military Child Health Research Symposium & Adolescent Academic Half-Day

27APR: Martin Journal Club

Do you have a birthday that you want added to the calendar? Email/text Britt



All Staff Updates

MHS Genesis Updates:

Important Announcements:

MHS GENESIS Peds Provider Survival Guide 1
Download PDF • 6.98MB
  • Important items to keep in mind:

    • In order for an encounter to be closed out completely, the provider must both complete the charges (coding) and sign the note. When viewing your appointments in List mode, this will result in a completely Gray bar next to the encounter. If there is a white section over the Gray bar, then something is still missing and needs to be completed for the encounter to be finalized. See the attached PDF highlighting what this should look like.

    • If a provider does not complete their note and sign it on the same day as the appointment, then during the final step of signing that note, they should change the date stamp to the date of the appointment (and not the default date of the signature). Otherwise the tracking mechanism we have will still show that encounter as being open, even though the provider signed the note. (This is for billing purposes only, as I’m told that when the note is printed or viewed later, the actual date stamp on the signature will still reflect the date that it was actually signed.)

    • Lab Orders:

      • All labs must be FUTURE orders for lab to see them. If you order labs just as routine but not future, they route to “inpatient flow” and say order dispatched and lab CANNOT see them to draw. Lab cannot fix the order. So if you see “order dispatched” when you place a GENESIS lab order, you know it was ordered incorrectly and lab cannot draw it.

      • If you want SAME DAY labs when you hit FUTURE order, you MAY need to do an extra step. Future orders automatically date for next day – see Slide 10 on attached for exactly how to fix the “grace period” and date so that the lab can see and draw same day labs. I say you may have to fix them b/c I have had lab draw some day labs that I have not done the steps in slide 10, so I have asked lab for clarification.

  • MHS Genesis Patient Portal will be replacing our Tricare Online (TOL) platform

  • Safety Reports

    • If you identify a patient safety issue related to Genesis, please report this issue to your Super User and complete a PSR form. Paper PSR forms will be available in your work areas to complete, but below is the PDF version that you can print out

PSR Downtime Form
Download PDF • 196KB


Resident-Specific Updates

Don't forget to reach out to your Block 11 Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule. View the attachment below for the most up-to-date contact information.

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED APR 2023
Download PDF • 69KB

PEDIATRICS Pediatric Trainee Feature Essay Contest

  • A call for trainee essays on ACEs. Here is an excerpt from the PDF (attached below):

  • We encourage trainees to reflect on one or more of the following questions when crafting their essays:

    • How can we, as pediatric trainees foster resilience among our patients experiencing ACEs?

    • How have ACEs you personally experienced shaped your career path and identity as a physician?

    • How can pediatricians recognize and mitigate these issues during patient encounters, in training programs, and at the policy level?

  • The essay deadline is April 14th.

Prompt_SOPT Essay Contest 2023
Download PDF • 88KB

Walter Reed Research Symposium Due Dates

  • 4/17: Non-research finalists draft 5-min poster talk; send electronic poster to R&I Committee

  • 4/24: Research finalists draft 10min PPT slide talk

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s only)

  • This week's focus: End of Tour Awards Update


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

3rd Annual partnership for Military Child Health Symposium: April 26th from 1300-1630

Overview of Topics for Live Event

Continuing Education


Promoting Child Health: from Environmental Challenges to Pandemic: April 27-28th

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences:

2023 Helfer Annual Meeting: April 16-19th in Tucson, Arizona as well as virtually

Partnership for Military Child Health Research Symposium: April 26th

Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference 2023: April 27-May 1st in Washington, DC

Military Health System Research Symposium

2023 Section on Uniformed Services (SOUS) Scientific Awards Abstract Competition (SAC)






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