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Plan of the Week: April 28th - May 4th

Updated: May 2

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week to Dr. Connor Liggett and Dr. Anna Casey, who stepped up and led the resuscitation of a Code Purple. Connor was head of bed and Anna caught the baby, and both immediately recognized that baby required immediate resuscitation efforts. Each took turns giving CPAP and providing exemplary NRP. Anna performed a needle decompression on the infant, and both placed an emergent UVC. Their interventions and actions led to a great outcome for this patient. Great work team!

Play of the week to Dr. Marianna Caballero, who completed her requirements to receive credentialing for Moderate Sedation. She is the first resident to complete in over 2 years!

Play of the week to Dr. Sebstian Lara, who was named AOA Faculty Teacher of the Year from the Maryland Gamma Chapter of the AOA Honor Society at USU. Congratulation, sir! Well deserved!

Additional play of the week to everyone who presented their posters at the 4th Annual Military Child Health Research Symposium. Dr. Samantha Hanciles, Dr. Brandon Neal, Dr. Madeleine Mascitti, and Dr. Marianna Caballero all had posters; and Dr. Madison and Dr. Patterson gave excellent platform presentations. Overall, a great afternoon!





Time and Location


Monday, 4/29

MR: Case, Lecture: Renal Imaging - Dr. Ferrara

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Tuesday, 4/30

MR: Case, Lecture: Lupus - Dr. Jones

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 5/1

Grand Rounds: Dr. Haischer-Rollo

0745-0850 USUHS Room A3, Bldg A Virtual

All Welcome

Continuity Clinic Field Trip: Arlington Cemetery


Faculty and Residents as Assigned

Thursday, 5/2

MR: Case, Lecture: Dr. Kauffman Brown's Journal Club

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 5/3

MR: Board Review

0745-0850 America 2525

Residents and Medical Students Only

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

24APR: In-Person Battlefield Acupuncture Training

10MAY: Brandon Neal

26APR: NCR Research Competition Poster Presentations Day 1

20MAY: Brian Fissel

01MAY: Continuity Clinic Field Trip Day 1

04-05MAY: Resident Spring Retreat

06MAY: Block 12 Starts

06MAY-08MAY: Intern CSA

08MAY: Continuity Clinic Field Trip Day 2


Continuity Clinic: Arlington National Cemetery Field Trip or Professionalism (if not going on field trip this week)

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Journal Club: 02MAY - Dr. Kauffman Brown

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NCR Research and Innovation Month Schedule: THIS WEEK!

1-2 May 2024 | NICoE Auditorium

  • Competition 1—Case Reports, Wednesday, 1 May 2024 – 0800 - 1300

  • Competition 2—Paul Florentino Patient and-Family Centered of Care &

  • Quality/Performance Improvement, Thursday, 2 May 2024 – 1250-1430

6 May 2024 | NICoE Auditorium

  • One day of competitions spotlighting top Laboratory & Clinical Research

  • Robert A. Phillips & Bailey K. Ashford, Monday, 6 May 2024 – 0745 - 1720

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All Staff Updates

School Paperwork SOP:

In anticipation of school physical season, we have made some changes to help streamline the paperwork return process. In summary:


  • A mass message when out to families last week asking them to send in their various school forms through the portal prior to their appointment, and to list when their appointment is and with whom. If they don’t know, nurses will do their best to route the paperwork to whoever the patient is seeing. Thus, you may receive messages for patients you are seeing in the future.

  • Once you see them, you can send the paperwork back via the portal

  • If you get paperwork handed to you during the appointment, you may fill it out the during the appointment if you’re able, but families were informed you may need to send it back at a later time via the portal (or have them pick up at front desk if they are unable to use portal or some reason)

  • We will discourage paperwork being dropped off at the front desk, but will accept them if families are having trouble with the portal.

  • Turn around time is still 10 business days, although we do our best to get it back to them as quickly as we can

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Pediatric Hail and Farewell

  • Save the Date for June 7th

  • RSVP coming soon!

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s Only):

This week's focus: Outprocessing and Moving

  • Outprocessing: Start your "WRNMMC Pre-Checkout List Check List" (focus on 90-days out)

  • Moving:  Focus on "Planning & Scheduling Your Move"

Block 12 Schedules - Rotation Contacts Updated FEB2024

  • Don't forget to reach out to your Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule if you have any questions/concerns. The below attachment has the most up-to-date contact information.

  • Additionally, check MedHub and review updated goals & objectives for your upcoming rotation!

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED February 2024
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Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU

POET Round Robin Teaching at USU


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario

NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd - THIS WEEK!

2024 Section on Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Abstract Competition -September 27th - October 1st in Orlando, FL (AAP Conference)

National Medical Association Conference -August 3rd-7th in New York City

SOPT Trainee News & Views Blog


Community Pediatrics Updates:

Blue Star's Spaces for Belonging

  • This is an LGBTQ+ Military youth program that will be participating in the DC Pride Parade in June!

  • They have a Pride prep event scheduled for May 11th! At this gathering, teens will be tie-dying Blue Star t-shirts to proudly wear during the parade. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with the youth actively engaged in the Spaces program.

  • Please register here

Neonatal Justice Collaborative Health Equity Leadership Scholars Program

  • Eligible to pediatric residents & neonatal fellows (at least PGY-2) to help mentor and build the next generation of diverse, neonatal health equity scholars, advocates, and changemakers. 

  • This will be a 2 year program with monthly virtual didactics and/or case simulations & discussions and will include in-person attendance at an NJC-sponsored event at a national conferences. The tentative start date for this program is Summer 2025. See here more information:

  • We are seeking volunteers who are interested in serving as a career mentor, research/scholarly mentors, group facilitators, and/or content experts. If you are interested, please see the google form link ( to for more information and to sign-up or feel free to email me at for more information or questions.

Walter Reed JDRF Walk - May 19th

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Please reach out to Jack at or with any questions or concerns.

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