Plays of the Week:
Shout out to Dr. Brandon Neal who spent last Saturday with Military Mentors at The MMoment. Be sure to ask him about how to prepare as a mentee, key elements to build a mindset of success, the challenges of inter-generational mentorship, and SMA Grinston’s reason why the Army won’t allow soldiers to grow beards. Intern year is so busy, I applaud Dr. Neal for jumping on this opportunity.
Additional play of the week to Dr. Andrew Warren, who did great work seeing 7 siblings during his continuity clinic. Andrew did an excellent job managing his time, including seeing multiple adolescents. Lets see if anyone can beat 7 this year!
A huge congratulations to our awesome ID and Ward Attending, Dr. Alison Helfrich and her husband Zach, on the birth of their daughter, Josephine Ruth Bruhn on Sat July 22. Welcome to the Walter Reed family!
Time and Location
MR: Case, Lecture: Chest Pain - Dr. Aurigemma
0745-0815 America 2525 B/C
MR: Case, Lecture: Status Epilepticus - Dr. Shields
0745-0850 America 2525 B/C
0745 - 0850 Sim Center- Heroes Building 4th Floor
Residents and Med Students
MR: Case, Lecture: Procedural Sedation - Dr. Kicker
0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C
MR: Case, Lecture: Sentinel Injuries - Dr. Brennan
0745 - 0850 America 2525
Anniversary of MedImmune v HJF Lawsuit (2011) - RSV Ig
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
24JUL: Score Survey Opens
15AUG: Colin McNamara
31JUL-13AUG: Dr. Hepps, Dr. Carr, Dr. Schacht, Dr. Zanetti on leave 🏖️ - Contact Jack with any issues
17AUG: Emily Ferraro
14AUG: Dr. Eng-Kulawy (Navy Specialty Leader) Visit
23AUG: Suhani Patel
15AUG: Naval Operational Road Show ⛵
18 AUG: COMPRA Abstracts Due
21AUG: Block 3 Starts!
30AUG: AHD - Obesity Curriculum
31AUG: MODS Application Due
Continuity Clinic: Sport Pre-Participation Physical 1
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.
We are at 60% and hoping for 100!
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 is available! Below is the QR Code for a virtual copy. Please download and save to your devices. Physical copies have been ordered as well.
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
Blue Team PCMH Clinic Admin
Ms. Bates and Ms. Stocks will be acting as Clinic Administrators for the Blue Team for the foreseeable future
Below are the assignments for each resident on who their administrator will be
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
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
COMPRA: November 3rd-5th in San Antonio, Texas
Conference on Military Perinatal Research
Call for Abstracts! Fellows, Residents, Medical Students and staff are encouraged to apply. All research and Quality Improvement projects will be considered for presentation. Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, August 18th. Applicants will be notified of selection for attendance by September 1st.
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
Individual meeting times will be held throughout the day, please sign up on the doc 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.