Play of the Week:
Play of the week to Drs. Anthony Lucido, Sarah Khan, and Katrina Savioli for expertly stabilizing two critically ill neonates, born in quick succession (an infant with moderate-severe HIE and an infant with a critical coarctation of the aorta). Shout out to Dr. Spencer Millen as well, who was on the cardiology team and helped evaluate the infant with the critical coarctation. See photos below for the team in action!
Congratulations to Drs. Brian Graziose and Sidney Zven for presenting their posters at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Denver, CO! Brian's poster was titled, "Impact of Residential Moves on Adolescent Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction," and Sidney's was titled, "Reduction in Hospitalizations and Changing Age Demographics of Respirator Syncytial Virus Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Check them out below!
Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Flemming, who was competitively selected for induction into the Maryland Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society at the Uniformed Services University. This is a lifelong honor signifying a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. Well done, Brittany!
Topic and Speaker
0730 - 0850
Service chiefs, rotation supervisors, program leadership, and academic advisors ONLY
Hybrid ZoomGov (see separate email for details) and In-Person, America 2525 B/C
0745 - 0850
Reverse Education Meeting
Categorical residents only. Medical students and TYs excused
0745 - 0850
Case and Nephrons, Diuretics, and Genetic Disorders lecture, Dr. Lechner
0700 - 0800
Residents signed up to meet with SOCR
0745 - 0850
Case and Parathyroid Lecture, Dr. McConnell
0745 - 0850
PICU Simulation Exercise
Inpatient Ward (3W) Residents and Students Only
PICU Simulation Room, 3rd Floor, Building 9A
1200 - 1300
Residents signed up to meet with SOCR
1200 - 1600
Career Transitions Workship
Graduating PGY3 Residents- please attend if your schedule allows (i.e. on an elective or not actively seeing patients)
VIRTUAL ONLY on ZoomGov: click this link to join (Meeting ID 861 3349 5500, PW: nccgme)
0745 - 0850
Case and Journal Club, Dr. Meyers
***Note: no case or lecture to allow full participation at the research symposium at USU***
0900 - 1400
Partnership for Military Child Health Research Symposium- see agenda in the "Announcements- All Staff" section below!
The ZoomGov credentials for morning report, unless otherwise specified, are:
Meeting ID: 161 424 8612
If you are presenting a case or lecture: please save your presentations to the ShareDrive in the folder corresponding to the year and month of your presentation: \\WRNMDFPISISMBD1\DeptShares$\Dept1\_Pediatrics\MorningReport Lectures.
Continuity Clinic: Enuresis
As listed in the calendar above, Friday 4/29 is the second annual Partnership for Military Child Health Research Symposium from 0900 - 1400. See attached agenda below. The event can be attended virtually or in-person at Sanford Auditorium at USU. Register at this link.
Please read the article below, titled "Birth Hospital Length of Stay and Rehospitalization During COVID-19" in preparation for Dr. Meyers' journal club on Thursday, 4/28.
The Darnall Medical Library and the WRNMMC DEI Council are hosting a Book Club and series of discussions focused on Dr. Damon Tweedy's memoir, "Black Man in a White Coat." Discussions will be held monthly from May through August at the NICoE’s Central Park on the second floor of Building 51. See flyer below for details so you can join in for the sessions!
Interested in teaching medical students? Sign up here to lead pediatrics-relevant Integrated Clinical Reasoning sessions in September 2022. For more information, contact Dr. Jill Emerick at email@example.com
Need to find contact information for staff or a department within the NCR medical facilities? Check out the electronic Scutdog here, or stop by the Chief Office (America Bldg, 4th Floor, Room 4560) for a print copy.
Point of care lead and hemoglobin tests are now back in stock!
Starting June 1st through the fall, our AYA clinic will only have 1 provider. Thus, the AYA clinic will not be able to reabsorb the former patients of Dr. Roach and Dr. Olson or any new patients for the time being. The AYA team will still be available for curbside and formal consultations!
For resident scheduling:
When you are preparing for your continuity clinic for the week and notice logistical issues with your schedule (i.e., two patients booked in the same slot, siblings booked with you but in non-consecutive time slots, complex patients booked into short appointment times, etc), please complete the following steps, ideally no later than the night before your clinic:
Draft an email message detailing the issue- ideally no later than the night before your clinic, so the issue can be resolved while the early morning crew is working on schedules.
For urgent, after-hours, or weekend issues, please call/text the Chief On-Call, listed in Amion.
Leela Patel: 4/18 - 5/6
PGY3s: please attend the Career Transition Workshop on 4/27 from 1200 - 1600 if your schedule allows (i.e., if you are on an elective and/or not seeing patients). The workshop is entirely VIRTUAL- see attachment below for details.
Army and Air Force residents- please complete your OERSFs or bullets for your AF training reports no later than May 1!
Looking for information on credentialing, duty hours, and procedure logs? Please see below:
Feeling sick? Please click the arrow to the left for step-by-step instructions:
1) Text both chiefs ASAP, who will order a rapid PCR if your symptoms are concerning for COVID.
2) Report to the CSA tent (during business hours) or to the Walter Reed Emergency Department (after hours) to have the test performed. State explicitly that a rapid swab has already been ordered for you.
3) Notify the chiefs if you encounter any issues.
4) If you are COVID-positive:
a) Do NOT report for duty. Please isolate yourself from others.
b) Call Occupational Health (301-400-0885) during business hours and request a return-to- work date and an isolation memo.
The NCR competition posters will now be displayed from Wednesday, May 11 to Wednesday, May 18, on the first floor of Arrowhead Building (Building 9), by the Radiology, Pulmonology, and Information Desk area. Residents, if you are having any challenges getting their posters printed, please contact Dr. Kolasinski and Dr. Zanetti.
SOCR is hosting its quarterly meeting VIRTUALLY with residents on Wednesday, April 27, from 0700 - 0800 and 1200 - 1300.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting time, with a morning vs. afternoon preference, if you would like a slot. Reasons to request a slow include:
You have an active ARM project but have not updated SOCR in the past 6 months - you must update SOCR with your project status to continue qualifying for two ARM days per block.
You have an upcoming research elective- SOCR will oversee your research elective and needs to approve your proposal for how you will utilize your time during the elective.
You are a senior resident or rising senior resident who would like a second ARM half-day per block, and would like to discuss ideas for a project or have a project to propose.
Ensure the appropriate supporting documents (ARM project proposal or Research Elective agreement- linked below) are completed.
The SOCR ZoomGov log-in information is:
Meeting ID: 161 558 8678
Residents, please keep the following information regarding SOCR in mind
- All senior residents MUST have a SOCR_approved project to receive 2 ARM days per block. Senior residents must update SOCR every 6 months to maintain their second ARM day.
- Next SOCR date is April 27 from 0700-0800 and 1200-1300
- Senior residents must present a plan to Dr. Kolasinski and Dr. Zanetti for any research elective time 3-6 months prior to their rotation start date.
- Resources are in the "SOCR formerly RROC" ShareDrive folder, and check out page linked above for further information!
- The next working session will be on Tuesday, May 3.
- Each team should designate a "Resident Leader" who will be able to attend and guide the discussion at the session. Prior to the session, the Resident Leader should update the A3 slide in the ShareDrive and invite stakeholders to the meeting. Following the session, the Resident Leader should provide a status update for the team.
· OERSF forms are due MAY 1. Please email or text your rater when these are complete!
· April Trainings: SHARP (in person or on phone - details at https://wrnmmc-intranet.health.mil/sites/TNT/USArmyTroopCommand/sharp/SitePages/Home.aspx ) and TARP (on ALMS)
· Mandatory Alpha Company height/weight check from April 18-29. Please sign up at https://www.picktime.com/ACO22ACFT
· Army leave address is: email@example.com
· ACFT news: everyone MUST complete another diagnostic ACFT between April 1st and July 31st. IF you pass, you may convert this to count for record on October 1st.
· TRAINING REPORT INFO is due to Dr. Zanetti NLT MAY 1.
· PT Tests:
o To schedule a test at Walter Reed, please contact SSgt Talia Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please allow a few business days for a response.
o If there is no availability at WRNMMC, you must test at Andrews AFB. Contact Ms. Laurie Creel (email@example.com)
o Complete an updated Travel Risk Assessment (https://www.nccpeds.com/_files/ugd/92f61c_956a236983094f34a58c47aeaee6fa6c.pdf)
for any leave requests and send to Leela Patel or Dr. Zanetti for signature.
o Upload the signed TRA to your LeaveWeb request, and designate Leela Patel and Dr. Zanetti
as your primary and backup approver.
o If you have a negative balance, submit requests to Col Rieker.
o Ensure you are up to date with your Individual Medical Readiness (https://asimsimr.health.mil/imr/MyIMR.aspx)
· April training: Uncle Sam's OPSEC 3.0 (please upload training certificate to Relias)
· Residents: designate Leela Patel (under "Civilian Approvers", UIC 00168) as your watchbill coordinator in NSIPS.
Wellness and Feedback:
Wellness Resources Table- this contains a comprehensive listing of behavioral health resources accessible to trainees in our program.
Physician Wellness Resources Library- this site lists open-access online resources that promote physician wellness.
Feedback Venues Table- this table details the various avenues through which trainees can give feedback and the degree of anonymity conferred by each.