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Plan of the Week: December 10th - December 16th

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Emily Ferraro for the Communication Sim that she hosted for the residents. She sent up an excellent teaching and standardized patient scenario that address Cultural Competency and communication skills. Thank you for your great work on an under discussed topic.

Play of the week to Dr. Amy Davis and the rest of the Social Committee for the fun Holiday Party for NCC Peds. Really exciting to see everyone, and a great event at Rock Bottom. Congratulations to Dr. Hoffner and her daughter, who won the Cookie Decorating Contest for the second year in a row! Great work!

Additional play of the week to Dr. Brian Fissel and Dr. Kevin Westbrook, who took time out of their schedules to teach the basics of NRP to the PA students. Excellent representation of our program to other services.

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Bumgardner, who has been named NCC Peds newest Associate Program Director! Congratulations and thank you for all you do for the program!

Big win for Army Football this weekend, who took home the Commander-in-Chief Trophy. Another year of the DFAC here at Walter Reed!





Time and Location


Monday, 12/11

MR: Case, No Lecture

0745-0815America 2525

All Welcome

Orient to Service

Tuesday, 12/12


0730-0850 America 2525

Pediatric Residents and Military Advisors

Wednesday, 12/13

MR: Case, Lecture: PI/QI Team Meeting

0745-0850 Canyon Conference Rm- 4th Floor

Residents, Yellow Belts, Stakeholders

Thursday, 12/14

MR: Case, Lecture: Metabolic Myopathies - Dr. Cook

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 12/15

MR: Case, Lecture: Peds Heme/Onc - Dr. Smith

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

07DEC-15DEC: Hanukkah

26DEC: McKenzie Bowling

11DEC: Block 7 Starts

13DEC: JGMESB Results Released

14DEC: Ugly Sweater Day at WR

15DEC: Peds Department Holiday Party

20-26DEC: Holiday Leave #1

27DEC-02JAN: Holiday Leave #2

Continuity Clinic: Devo: KIDS Game



All Staff Updates

NCC Peds Bookstore Open!:

Use the link below to check out the NCC Peds Merchandise. Plan to stay open until 15DEC.

Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:

Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident and Program Coordinator Office!

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

Mid-Year PD Meeting

Sign up & Prep for your Mid-Year PD Meetings Resident Pre-Meeting Checklist * Update your MedHub Resident Portfolio (Journal Club, SOCR/ARM activities, CPC, QI/PI projects, ILP). Uploading guidance: MedHub Resident Portfolio How-To * Update your Procedure Log on MedHub

PD Meeting Google Calendar Link:

* Look at 12/4-1/12; available blocks are listed as "Dr. Hepps PD Meeting Slots" * Within the block of availability ADD a NEW 30-min block with your name, indicating your preferred meeting time Accessing MedHub:

Please use the following link to access your MedHub Account:

Going through the MedHub website and finding "National Capital Consortium" will likely not work going forward

Block 7 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 October 2023
Download PDF • 136KB


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences:

Region 4 Meeting: February 24-25th in Charlottesville, Virginia

PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario

AMOPS Annual Meeting: February 28th-March 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma

NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd


Community Pediatrics Updates:

MDAAP Chapter Resident Advocacy Day

Thursday, February 8, 2024

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Annapolis, MD

AAP Advocacy Internship: Applications Open

The American Academy of Pediatrics Advocacy Internship Program [] is restarting after being on hiatus since March 2020. They are accepting applications for one-month internships between March and June 2024. Applications are due December 31, 2023.

This internship offers medical students, pediatric residents and fellowship trainees the opportunity to work with the AAP federal and state advocacy teams. Interns will spend four weeks learning about child health policy, the legislative process, and public affairs. The internship is based in Washington, DC.

Senior Residents (PGY-2 and PGY-3) are eligible. Please speak with Dr. Ahmed if you have any questions or interest.

For more information and to apply, please visit the AAP Advocacy Internship Program website [].

Upcoming GMEC DEI Events:

Grand Rounds

Re-thinking Core Values: How Medical “Professionalism” Perpetuates Discrimination against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Trainees

Presenters: J. Corey Williams MD MA, Ashley Walker MD

January 10, 2024, 1310-1430

Clark Auditorium

Attendees: All welcome!


GME Health Equity Rounds

Topic: Religious Accommodations

February 6, 2024, 1200-1300

Clark Auditorium

Attendees: All welcome!






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

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