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Plan of the Week: August 21 - 27

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Noelle Molter, who recently returned from a 3-week trip in the Philippines as a part of the USNS Mercy Pacific Partnership.

Play of the week also goes to Drs. Jack Goetzman, Sidney Zven, Amy Davis, and Sub-I Mackenzie Raber, who did an excellent job jumping in and helped make everything go smoothly for the birth of a critical infant on the NICU.

Play of the week goes to Drs. Brian Graziose and Sidney Zven for their abstract acceptances, "WIC Eligibility and Enrollment in the National Capital Region" and "Use of an Infant Hip Model to Assess Skills and Recognition of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip," to the COMPRA in November!





Time and Location


Monday, 8/22 Block 3 Starts!

MR: Case & Orient to Service

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 8/23 Suhani Patel's Birthday 🎉

MR: Case & Disorders of Energy Sources Part 1, Schacht

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Wednesday, 8/24

No Morning Report

Academic Half-Day: PHO **3rd Deck Team to report to PICU for SIM at 1300**

1300 - 1600

Heroes Bldg Room 3007/3008

Medical Students and Residents Only

Thursday, 8/25

MR: PI/QI & eIRB Knowledge Burst

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

Staff and Residents Only

Candidate Recruitment Day

0745 - 0850

Canyon Conf Rm

Invited Medical Students Only

Medical Student/Resident Mixer

1800-2000 Bark Social

Medical Students and Residents Only; see below to RSVP

Friday, 8/26

MR: Board Review

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

Medical Students and Resident Only

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

5SEP: Labor Day

​30AUG: Kevin Westbrook's Birthday

16SEP: Resident Fall Retreat

2SEP: Theresa Kiefer's Birthday

18SEP: Air Force Birthday ✈️

3SEP: Nicole Martin's Birthday

​19SEP: Broughton CPC

14SEP: Marianna Caballero's Birthday

​22SEP: M&M

​20SEP: Bailey Howard's Birthday



Meet our Rotating Medical Students!


All Staff Updates

SLP Referrals

When placing an SLP referral for WRNMMC SLP Clinical Swallowing Evaluation (CSE), please also place a RAD order. If the patient needs an MBS, it streamlines the process to ensure that the patient can get scheduled swiftly. In addition, if you want to just let the families know when you do your spiel, please ask them to bring foods that are challenging or problem foods/drinks and ones that the child readily accepts." Stop by the Chief office for a badge buddy with the IDDSI guidelines if you don't already have one!

Please view the info from DoD on Dobbs Decision and the following comprehensive list of walk-in Contraception Services available at WRNMMC for our patients.

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Contraception Services Available at WRNMMC
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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 the library’s Peds Portal and select “Access DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson Expanded Features.”

DMX Trial welcome -DHA_Plain text links
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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

PGY2/3s: calling for assistance! As you are aware, MHS faculty and trainees greatly value and depend upon Point of Care References (POCR) to make clinical decisions and assist in education. There are two main ones currently available in the MHS: DynaMed (DM) and UpToDate (UTD). GME has been asked to assist in defining the requirements. We'd like to see if the theme of "nuanced expert recommendations for atypical presentations or management beyond specialty society guidelines, algorithms, and/or published studies" is indeed what is important to you. To that end, we'd like a few examples from you where you found an answer to a clinical question in one POCR but not the other. Note that measurement here is whether or not the clinical question is answered in this circumstance. For the examples you provide us, the patient encounter and clinical question must be from August 2022.

  • Formatting: 1) BRIEF summary--less than a paragraph, 2) Clinical question, 3) Search in one POCR with link that answers the question, 4) Search in the other POCR with link that does not.

  • Please email the examples to Britt Bumgardner

PI/QI: Next Session is on August 25th

  • 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 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:

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Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Next SOCR meeting: October 18th

Upcoming Conferences:

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

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

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

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






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