Plays of the Week:
Play of the week goes to our excellent Program Coordinators, Ms. Lauren Schroeder and Ms. Theresa Kiefer on GME Professionals Day. Thank you for all you do!
Great work to Dr. Noelle Molter and Dr. McKenzie Bowling for the first CPC and Journal Club of the year, both were excellent and really set the tone for a great academic year.
Congratulations to Dr. Noelle Molter, who was elected Executive Coordinator of Liaisons of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT)! Great accomplishment!
Time and Location
MR: Case, No Lecture
0745-0815 America 2525 B/C
Orient to Service
MR: Case, Lecture: Endocrine Emergencies - Dr. Reynolds
0745-0850 America 2525 B/C
MR: Case, Lecture: Suicidality - Dr. Nemcek
0745 - 0850 Canyon Conference
MR: No Case, Lecture: Debrief and End-of-Life Care - Dr. Edwards
0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C
MR: Case, Lecture: Heme Emergencies - Dr. Rees
0745 - 0850 America 2525
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
21AUG: Block 3 Starts!
23AUG: Suhani Patel
30AUG: AHD - Obesity Curriculum
30AUG: Kevin Westbrook
31AUG: MODS Application Due
02SEP: Theresa Kiefer
31AUG: PAS Abstract Submissions Open
03SEP: Nicole Martin
15SEP: Resident Fall Retreat
Continuity Clinic: Nutrition II: Infant and Toddlers
Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!
All Staff Updates
Attached is the list of the Hospital Committees for this year. The document has a brief description of each committee, as well as a link to the Survey Monkey to sign-up.
If you are already a member of a committee, still please sign up using the Survey Monkey to ensure your information passes forward for this year. Please use your name as it appears in the Global Address Book so you can be found in Outlook.
Deadline to signup is 04SEP2023, and the finalized list of committee rosters will be sent out the following day.
Score Survey: PLEASE COMPLETE!!
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 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.
GME Applications: MODS is now open!
MODS Application: https://education.mods.army.mil/meded/UserLogon/UserLogon.asp
Please complete initial application by August 31st!
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!
USU Teaching Opportunities
Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
Designed to mimic a clinic half day, each faculty member will be in an MDL room with your particular case. The students have 30 minutes with you to go through the case/skills. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times to groups of 9-10 students.
ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU
USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE)
There are two upcoming information sessions for those considering applying to or continuing their path in HPE. The calls include a short presentation on the HPE certificate and degree options, the mission of the program, the admissions process, and then time for Q&A. There are opportunities for a Certificate of Completion or even a Master's Degree if interested.
Wed., Sept. 27 at 1400 ET for Current and returning learners interested in pursuing a degree.
Thurs., Oct 5 at 2000 ET for Prospective applicants who are applying for the first time.
Deadline to apply in 01NOV
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 (TODAY!!!!)
Please consider PI/QI projects that have made impacts over the past year
Visit the HRO Awards page for more info (CAC login required): https://info.health.mil/sites/hro/Pages/Awards.aspx
Submit HRO Awards Nomination Form (CAC login required): HRO Awards Nomination Form
APA Call for Applications: https://www.academicpeds.org/programs-awards-apas-call-for-applications/
6th annual Architecture of High Value Health Care: October 12-14th in Baltimore, MD
AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington, DC NEW!
Registration and hotel reservations will open for AAP members on May 2 at 10AM CDT and open for all on May 9 at 10am CDT. The conference schedule will be released on May 2.
SOUS AAP Agenda:
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.
Nominations for Chapter Awards and Registration is attached below
Dr. Amin is going to meet with the new Army BDE commander this week. Please complete the below survey for feedback/things for him to discuss during brief.
Current leave process
Please send email to Jack and Military Advisor notifying of specific leave requests
Please use IPPS-A for all leave/absence requests; go to https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/app/login and login with your CAC
Make sure you change your email in order to receive email notifications -> My Profile -> My Current Profile -> down arrow next to name -> Personal Details -> Contact Details
Submit Leave to your specific Military Advisor
Click My Absences in the home page
Complete the appropriate information, an example of chargeable leave is below:
Absence Type: 1-Chargeable Absence
Absence Name: Absence
Absence Reason: 01- Annual (Ordinary) Absence and complete the remainder of the page
Enter Start and End Dates
For supervisor ID: direct it to 1SG Michael Leinweber
Complete address information with the location of where you are going
Make sure you continue to send leave dates and locations to the Peds Leave Listserv: email@example.com
See the powerpoint below for instructions
Laurie Creel is on extended leave; please forward any questions/concerns to Dr. Zanetti and feel free to reach out to Major Hoffmann directly with questions on pay, leave, etc
Please submit leave requests to either Dr. Zanetti, Maj Hoffman or Jack Goetzman
To schedule a test, please contact the following individuals:
TSgt Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thursday @1400
SSgt Starr: email@example.com
Mondays and Fridays @1400
Navy will shift to winter uniforms on 01OCT!
Navy Specialty Leader CDR Eng-Kulawy will be coming to visit Walter Reed on Monday, August 14th!
She will attending MR and Touring the NICU in the Morning
Lunchtime Lecture for all staff
Agenda is attached below
National Capital Region Operational Roadshow
Operational Medical Officer Question and Answer Session
Tuesday, August 15th 0800-1130
Memorial Auditorium, Building 2, 3rd Deck
Mandatory for all Navy PGY-1s, All other residents/fellows/staff welcome
Please reach out to Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.