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Plan of the Week: August 6th - August 12th

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

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


Monday, 8/7

MR: Case, Lecture: Chest Pain - Dr. Aurigemma

0745-0815 America 2525 B/C

All Welcome

Tuesday, 8/8

MR: Case, Lecture: Status Epilepticus - Dr. Shields

0745-0850 America 2525 B/C

All Welcome

ACGME Health Equity Grand Rounds: Breaking Down the Ivory Tower: Building the Health Care Workforce America Needs


All Welcome

1800 Virtual

All Welcome

Wednesday, 8/9


0745 - 0850 Sim Center- Heroes Building 4th Floor

Residents and Med Students

Thursday, 8/10

MR: Case, Lecture: Procedural Sedation - Dr. Kicker

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 8/11

MR: Case, Lecture: Sentinel Injuries - Dr. Brennan

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All Welcome

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.

Score Survey

  • LINK:

  • 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


Resident-Specific Updates

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.

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 JUNE 2023
Download PDF • 69KB


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

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

Download PDF • 111KB

Download PDF • 112KB






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

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