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Plan of the Week: Apr 9 - Apr 15

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to MS4 Erinne Salo for her first art stick, 6 mL of blood! First stick, nailed it.

Play of the week also goes to Capt Sidney Zven, who was named the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter for the 316th HCOS.





Time and Location


Sunday, 4/9 Easter 🐣

Monday, 4/10 Block 11 Starts

MR: Case & Orient to Service

0745 - 0815 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 4/11 Maggie Hasler's Birthday 🎉

MR: Case and Pituitary Lecture, Jiang

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

COL Sterbis: State of Army GME

1300 - 1500 Memorial Auditorium

DEI Meeting

1800 - 1900 Zoom Only Meeting ID: 991 8204 8002

Passcode: 761497

Wednesday, 4/12

MR: SIM & Skills (Communication)

0730 - 0850 SIM Center (4th Floor Heroes Bldg)

Medical students and residents only

USU Allyship & Journal Club: Language of Diversity (Facilitated by Dr Elizabeth (Beth) Steinbach)

1400 - 1500 Zoom Only Passcode 252255

Thursday, 4/13 Purple Up for Month of the Military Child 💜

MR: Ortho Casting Clinic

0745 - 0850 Ortho Cast Room America Bldg 2nd Floor

Medical students and residents only; please wear scrubs or PT gear

Everbridge Recall


Answer your phones!!

Friday, 4/14

MR: Case & Thalassemia Lecture, Rees

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

18APR: Tax Day 💵

2MAY: Amy Davis

21-23APR: Spring Retreat ☀️

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

27APR: Martin Journal Club, Start of PAS

28APR: Anniversary of USS COMFORT (T-AH 6) Kamikaze Attack 1945

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



All Staff Updates

Resident Retreat Ward Coverage

  • I am still looking for a volunteer to cover the ward overnight (1700-0600) on 23APR during the resident retreat. Email me ( if you are interested!

  • Thank you to Drs. Hepps, Whiteway, Friedman, Urbina, Schulz, Groomes, Drumm, and Ahmed, for volunteering!

DEI Religion in Medicine Panel

  • We will be having our second annual DEI Committee Religion in Medicine Panel during morning report on May 23. We hope to have several religious leaders present for the discussion. To ensure this remains a valuable session for residents and faculty, we are collecting questions and topics of interest prior to the panel. Please email your questions and ideas to Emily Ferraro ( NLT 03 MAY 2023. Thank you!

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.)

    • Radiology Orders:

      • Order radiology exams under a clinical encounter (DO NOT order radiology exams under the “LIFETIME” or “HISTORY” encounters

      • For routine exams, tell the patient not to contact radiology for 48 hours after entering an order. This allows for normal protocoling and/or modifications to occur and radiology MSA staff to proactively schedule.

      • For inpatient teams, enter the radiology order PRIOR to calling for an add-on request. This will allow our residents to protocol or modify the study immediately while also collecting necessary information for our radiology-specific iPASS system.

      • Until August, if an ordering provider places an incorrect order, the radiologist will change the order for the ordering provider that will require a co-signature in order to educate the ordering provider. After August, if an incorrect order is placed, the radiologist will cancel the order with a notification to the ordering provider.

    • 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

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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