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Plan of the Week: August 14 - 20

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Sharen Wilson, who attended the AAP Leadership Conference this past week in Chicago!

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Maggie Hasler, who graciously stayed late during an IFH PICU shift to cover for another resident.

Another Play of the Week to Dr. Samantha Hanciles, for being selected as the DEI Cultural Awareness Champion.

Finally, Play of the Week to Ms. Marie Miranda who was an all-star during the Mock TJC this week for Peds!





Time and Location


Monday, 8/15 Colin McNamara's Birthday 🎉

MR: Case & NICU GI Emergencies, Hwang

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 8/16

MR: Sidney Zven's CPC

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Wednesday, 8/17

Emily Ferraro's Birthday 🎉

MR: Case & GI Emergencies, Royall

0745 - 0850

Canyon Conf Rm

All welcome

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Fellowship Program Zoom Info Session

1900 EST Zoom link Meeting ID: 563 658 3479 Passcode: abcde

Medical students, residents, and current staff are all welcome (see below for more information)

Thursday, 8/18

MR: DEI Session on Minority Stress Model and Gender Affirming Care, Larson

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Candidate Recruitment Day

0745 - 0850

Canyon Conf Rm

Invited Medical Students Only

Medical Student/Resident Mixer

1800-2000 Hip Flask

Medical Students and Residents Only; see below to RSVP

Friday, 8/19 GME Administrative Professionals Day 🥳

MR: Board Review

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

Medical Students and Resident Only

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

22AUG: Block 3

23AUG: Suhani Patel's Birthday

24AUG: Academic Half-Day

​30AUG: Kevin Westbrook's Birthday

5SEP: Labor Day

2SEP: Theresa Kiefer's Birthday

16SEP: Resident Fall Retreat

3SEP: Nicole Martin's Birthday

18SEP: Air Force Birthday ✈️

14SEP: Marianna Caballero's Birthday



Meet our Rotating Medical Students!


All Staff Updates

Code Yellow Exercise: Week of August 15th

  • During the exercise, please immediately return to your work area for muster, then carry out the Plan of the Day unless movement restrictions have been directed

  • Individuals will not be allowed to exit the buildings during the exercise

UpToDate Access & New Library Resources

  • The Navy's UpToDate contract has been funded for another year!

  • The Darnall Medical Library has new resources for everyone to try:

    • Try DynaMed / DynaMed Decisions / Isabel (renamed DDx) / Micromedex

      • Go to library’s Peds Portal and select, “Access DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson Expanded Features”

DMX Trial welcome -DHA_Plain text links
Download DOCX • 76KB

Interested in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine?

  • Do you want to learn more about sports medicine, concussions, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and menstrual disorders, mental health disorders, sexual minority and transgender care, substance abuse, eating disorders, and primary care for adolescents and young adults?

  • Then our Adolescent Medicine fellowship is for you!

  • Located at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, we are one of the largest adolescent medicine fellowships in the country (the only one in the MHS) and accept applicants from Peds, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Please see the attached picture to learn more about our fellowship.

  • We will be hosting a Zoom call on Wednesday 17 August at 1800 CST. If you are interested in attending this Zoom session or learning more about our fellowship, please email Dr. Saira Ahmed at (2022 Adolescent Med Fellowship graduate, new Adolescent Med staff at WRNMMC). Medical students, residents, and current staff are all welcome!

  • Zoom link:

    • Meeting ID: 563 658 3479

    • Passcode: abcde

SAMMC Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Information
Download PDF • 7KB

Transition to NEW Email Domain: to will occur no later than 30SEP

  • Back-up current mailbox and save desired files from MS Teams to local share drives and desktops


Resident-Specific Updates

Please reach out to your Block 3 rotation supervisors and let them know your schedule (Continuity Clinics, ARM days, leave, etc.)

Please review the following go-by that was created by hospital-level nursing leadership to clarify some frequent medication order issues:

Provider Considerations for Essentris Ordering (5AUG JEFF)
Download DOCX • 31KB

AAP SOPT Leadership Positions Available

  • SOPT Executive Committee and Leadership Council. Many of the open positions offer residents and fellowship trainees funding for travel to the AAP National Conference and the ability to gain important leadership skills over their 1-year term. The deadline is August 15th to apply.

  • Learn more and apply

PI/QI: Next Session is August 23rd

  • Our knowledge burst will be on eIRB submissions

  • A3 Steps 3-5 should be complete

  • Please assign your team lead and notify your stakeholders!

CATCH Grant Program District Resident Liaison Application (PGY-1 and PGY-2s Only)

  • Community Access to Child Health, CATCH supports pediatricians in their efforts to collaborate within their communities to advance the health of all children. If you are unfamiliar with the program, you can take a look at their website (

  • Reach out to Alex Mauro if you have any questions or are interested

  • The application deadline is August 30th. Take a look at the attachment for more info! The application can be found here:

Download PDF • 217KB

Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Next SOCR meeting: October 18th

AMSUS Annual Meeting 2023: February 13-16th at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD

  • Poster Presentations

    • AMSUS is currently accepting poster abstracts at

    • The first 100 approved submissions will be invited to present at the in-person Poster Session on Wednesday 15 February. Space is limited; early submissions have the greatest chance of acceptance. The submissions portal will be disabled as soon as the first 100 submissions have been approved—long before the 15 October hard deadline.

    • REMINDER: Before submitting your abstract to AMSUS, be sure to get USU presentation approval through ServiceNow

  • Awards

    • AMSUS honors the contributions of outstanding federal healthcare professionals each year through the Awards Program. Fifteen awards are available. The AMSUS Awards portal is now open! Visit to learn more about the AMSUS Awards and begin the nomination process. The Awards portal closes on October 15.

  • Registration

    • Registration rates for the 2023 AMSUS Annual Meeting will be posted on the AMSUS website by mid-August. The registration portal will open in mid-September.

  • If you have any questions, please contact the USU POC for AMSUS, Ms. Tiffany Helling

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

  • Open call for scholarly sessions, workshops, SIGs, ancillary events, and volunteers

Upcoming Conferences:

APPD Mid-Atlantic Regional Fall Meeting (Virtual): September 23rd, 2022

Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA): November 4-6, 2022






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