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Plan of the Week: August 13th - August 19th

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

Plays of the Week:

A big week for the program with lots of things to celebrate and acknowledge. Keep up the great work everyone!

Play of the week goes to Dr. Robert Crutcher, who helped to coordinate the Medevac of a patient from Japan. Rob not only helped coordinate with the overseas team, but was in constant communication with the family and even personally found them a flight after theirs was cancelled. Rob really demonstrated what patient-centered care means and the impact we can have. Way to set an example and go above and beyond!

Play of the week to Dr. Rebecca Morgis, who stayed late after her MICC shift to help the NICU place lines on a sick kid with PPHN. The NICU praised not just her commitment staying late, but said she did an excellent job with the UVC and nailed it on the first try.

Additional play of the week to Dr. McKenzie Bowling, who has done both a Nexplanon placement and removal on her time on Adolescent Medicine. Way to seek out opportunities!

Another shout out to Dr. Taylor Meyers who as clinic senior helped Dr. Elizabeth Simmons coordinate getting all patients, providers, and staff out when there was an emergency early release due to weather. It was impressive seeing everyone jump into action and making sure that all patients got seen and everyone get home safe.

The ward night team, led by Dr. Amy Davis and Dr. Karina Kauffman Brown, who did an excellent job navigating a very difficult social situation while also coordinating swift escalation of care for a rapidly changing patient. All while handling two ED consults at the same time.

HN Prattis in the specialty clinic went over and beyond to help us get a patient's vitals even though he wasn't technically on the schedule and logging them into the EHR!

Congratulations to Navy members of the NCC Peds family selected for promotion:

Pediatricians Selected for Promotion to Commander!

LCDR Nicole Behm (NCCPeds Intern Class of 2017)

LCDR Charles Groomes (NCCPeds Class of 2015 & Former NCC Neonatology Fellow)

LCDR Sebastian Lara (NCCPeds Class of 2015 & Former NCCPeds Faculty)

LCDR Eric Pasman (NCCPeds Class of 2015 & Former NCC Peds GI Fellow)

LCDR Gibran Pierluissi-Jovet (Current NCC Neonatology Fellow)

LCDR Kristen Smith (Former NCCPeds Faculty)

Pediatricians Selected for Promotion to Lieutenant Commander!

LT Stephanie Eonta (NCCPeds Intern Class of 2019)

LT Francesca Reside (NCCPeds Class of 2021)

Huge Congratulations to Dr. Kayla Sallander and her new fiancée, Cameron Dahlquist, on their engagement! Happy for you both!





Time and Location


Monday, 8/14

MR: Case, Lecture: Eye Emergencies - Dr. Ballard

0745-0815 America 2525 B/C

All Welcome

Navy Specialty Leader - Dr. Eng-Kulawy Visit

Navy Pediatrics State of the Community Address - Dr. Eng-Kulawy

1200 Canyon Conference

All Navy Residents and Faculty

Tuesday, 8/15

MR: Board Review

0745-0850 America 2525 B/C

Residents and Med Students Only

Staff Meeting


Navy Intern Operational Medicine


All Welcome/Mandatory for Navy Residents

Wednesday, 8/16

MR: Case, Lecture: Dental Emergencies and Trauma

0745 - 0850 Canyon Conference

All Welcome

Thursday, 8/17

MR: Molter CPC

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 8/18

MR: Case, Lecture: Bowling Journal Club

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

14AUG: Dr. Eng-Kulawy (Navy Specialty Leader) Visit

15AUG: Colin McNamara

15AUG: Naval Operational Road Show ⛵

17AUG: Emily Ferraro

18 AUG: COMPRA Abstracts Due

23AUG: Suhani Patel

21AUG: Block 3 Starts!

30AUG: AHD - Obesity Curriculum

31AUG: MODS Application Due

Continuity Clinic: Nutrition I: Breastfeeding



Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!

All Staff Updates


  • As of August last year Army EFMP requires the use of the Enterprise EFMP website “EFMP.ARMY.MIL” for EFMP Enrollment and q3yr EFMP Updates. The other services (USN/USAF/USMC/PHS) still use the paper or PDF 2792.

  • The Army process must be initiated online by the family at the website. If Army parents/patients drop off or e-mail paperwork, refer them to the website “EFMP.ARMY.MIL” or the EFMP office if they have further questions.

  • When completing, select role of "MTF Provider" and you will see "assigned packets" or can "see all packets" to select for the patient you are completing for.


  • LINK:

  • Initial Demographics for residents:

  • -Please select your position from the list below: Choose "Physician: Intern" or "Physician:Resident" - Please select your assigned Directorate: Choose "Directorate for Medical Services" - Where do you work?: Choose "DMS-Peds PCMH" * There are options for "Peds Heme-Onc OP+IP", "NICU", and "Peds Subspec/PSU/MICC/3W", but residents are included in the PCMH denominator

Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:

Pediatric Obesity Curriculum

  • Healthy Habits Pediatric Obesity Curriculum and Toolkit - New Educational Curriculum to Improve Provider's Confidence and Knowledge in the Care of Childhood Obesity. This is a great resource that is being rolled out, and will be a longitudinal study throughout this academic year.

  • Google Classroom has been launched! Please complete prior to 30AUG Academic Half Day


Resident-Specific Updates

Resident Room Rearrangement:

  • We have recently had furniture movers come and help move cubicles in the resident room.

  • If anyone has suggestions on rearrangement or an extra tv we can place in the room, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Blue Team PCMH Clinic Admin

  • Ms. Bates and Ms. Stocks will be acting as Clinic Administrators for the Blue Team for the foreseeable future

  • Please reach out to your new admin team, the clinic 3rd year, and the Chief Resident with any questions/concerns about your schedule.

  • Of note, Ms. Stocks is off on Fridays, and Ms. Bates will handle all scheduling and patient administrative duties on that day.

Admin Assigments 23-24 as of 20230728
Download DOCX • 19KB

GME Applications: MODS is now open!

Block 3 Schedules

  • 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 AUGUST 2023
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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

USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE)


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

2023 Ready Reliable Care (RRC) High Reliability Organization Awards

  • Recognizes initiative and innovations in Military Health Systems that reflect new knowledge and insights.

  • Submissions due by 21AUG 23

  • Please consider PI/QI projects that have made impacts over the past year

  • Visit the HRO Awards page for more info (CAC login required):

  • Submit HRO Awards Nomination Form (CAC login required): HRO Awards Nomination Form

APA Call for Applications:

Upcoming Conferences:

6th annual Architecture of High Value Health Care: October 12-14th in Baltimore, MD

AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington, DC NEW!

COMPRA: November 3rd-5th in San Antonio, Texas


Community Pediatrics Updates:

Child Health Advocacy in Action: A Pediatrician Rally with Policymakers

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time:12-2 pm, final time pending permit approval

Location: U.S. Capitol Grounds, final location pending permit approval

MD AAP Annual Meeting

Theme: Adolescent Health Summit

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

Location: Marriott BWI Airport

  • Annual AAP Meeting of Pediatricians from local area. In addition, will host a 2-hr Nexplanon training session. Please let us know if interested in Nexplanon Training. It is $25 for AAP Members.

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  • Nominations for Chapter Awards and Registration is attached below

Download PDF • 112KB






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

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