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Plan of the Week: Feb 19 - 25

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Drs. Nicole Martin, Elise Reddington, and the rest of the Wellness Committee for providing breakfast and planning a great wellness activity for the residents!





Time and Location


Monday, 2/20 Presidents' Day

No Morning Report; Outpatient Clinics Closed

Tuesday, 2/21 Mardi Gras ✨

MR: Case & CAPS Lecture, Trotter

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Rising PGY-2 Schedule Selection

1900-2000 Zoom Meeting ID: 937 0287 7518

Passcode: scutdog

Rising PGY-2s Only

Rising PGY-3 Schedule Selection

2000-2100 Zoom Meeting ID: 937 0287 7518

Passcode: scutdog

Rising PGY-3s Only

Wednesday, 2/22 Ash Wednesday


Academic Half-Day: Cardiology

1300-1500 SIM Center, 4th Floor, Heroes Bldg **3rd Deck Team report to PICU for SIM at 1300**

Medical Students and Residents Only

Housestaff Meeting

1500-1600 Allergy Conf Rm 4105, America Bldg, 4th Floor

Pediatric Residents Only

Thursday, 2/23

MR: Case and GI Lecture, Burklow

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 2/24 National Thank a Resident Day 🎉

NO MORNING REPORT: Pediatrics Residents please report to America 2525 at 0745 for a special surprise before walking to the Thank a Resident/Fellow breakfast

Housestaff: please see the flyer below with more information regarding a FREE BREAKFAST for Thank a Resident/Fellow Day

Thank a Resident Day
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Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

9MAR: Kondiles CPC

26FEB: Brian Graziose

12MAR: Daylight Savings Time

10MAR: Alexis Ghersi

13MAR: Block 10 Starts

17MAR: St. Patrick's Day

22MAR: Ramadan Begins

Do you have a birthday that you want added to the calendar? Email/text Britt



All Staff Updates

Black History Month Highlight:

- The theme for Black History Month 2023 is Black Resistance

- Check out the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries” currently displayed at WRNMMC for the entire month of February. The exhibit is a series of 6 banners chronicling African-American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the civil war. If you don’t have the chance to visit, you can still experience the exhibit virtually. We’ve also added several additional DEI resources on the page at our library’s website (Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine: Home)

PSU Updates

The PSU is experiencing acute-on-chronic RN staffing shortages. As of Monday 27 February 2023, the PSU will only have one remaining RN staff member. To mitigate personnel challenges as well as balance continuation of mission with safe patient care, the location of sedated procedures will move from the physical confines of the PSU into the PICU, effective Monday 27 February. Ordering providers requesting sedation support of patients with medical complexity deemed by the PSU to require pediatric anesthesia support (i.e. not those suitable for sedation by the intensivist team) will be directed to utilize the Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU).

PSU will return to its own physical space when at least 1 PSU RN new hire completes orientation. As such, we anticipate colocation with the PICU to continue for several months. Our scheduler (Ms. Angel Morton-Jones, 301-400-1594) remains first contact for new, routine priority requests. Continue to utilize our mailbox for new requests:

Should ordering providers need to contact the intensivist team regarding ASAP studies or with time-sensitive questions, please reach out directly to PSU Service Chief, PA Susan Kline, using the following means in order of priority:

2. AMS Connect

3. Call the PICU Nurse’s Station (301) 400-2010

Travel Clinic Updates

Peds ID at WRNMMC offers a Pediatric Travel Clinic to provider pre-travel medical counseling and applicable vaccinations. Due to an overwhelming number of travelers impacting our access to care, the Peds Travel Clinic will NO longer see families who are PCSing to Japan or South Korea. Starting 1 MARCH 2023 no new appointments will be booked for PCS to Japan or South Korea; however we will see those who are already booked. Please see the attached MFR explaining this further.

These are low-risk travelers and the pre-travel vaccinations should be managed by the PCM - which could be done during the OCONUS clearance appointment. To aid the PCM, we have also created a one-page reference as to what vaccinations are needed for these PCS moves (see below). Please feel free to reach out to Peds ID with clinical questions/concerns or directly to me regarding our policy change.

MFR Peds Travel Clinic Limitations 2023
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Harvard Medical School-Fenway Health LGBTQIA+ Health Fellowship Seminars

  • The LGBTQIA+ Health Fellowship is offering free attendance for senior residents and fellows to their longitudinal seminars on Friday afternoons.

  • Session topics:

  • Register here:

  • Topics

    • LGBTQIA+ health inequities and their drivers

    • Socioecological approaches for advancing LGBTQIA+ health equity

    • LGBTQIA+ health clinical program development

    • LGBTQIA+ health clinical quality improvement

    • LGBTQIA+ community engagement

    • LGBTQIA+ health policy and advocacy

    • LGBTQIA+ health professional education

    • LGBTQIA+ health data collection and research

    • Fundraising to support LGBTQIA+ health initiatives

    • LGBTQIA+ health media training

    • Mentorship for LGBTQIA+ mentees and mentors

  • Two webinars are currently scheduled; register below:

MHS Genesis Updates:

Important Announcements

  • “Soft Go-Live”: Saturday, 25MAR

  • MHS Genesis Patient Portal will be replacing our Tricare Online (TOL) platform after “Go Live.”

  • WRNMMC Command reviewed and approved an updated clinical reductions plan that will now maintain only a 25% reduction in inpatient bed capacity through both the “pre-Go Live” and “Go-Live” MHS Genesis phases (24FEB-NLT 21MAY2023), as opposed to the previously planned 50% reduction during “Go Live”

Mock Go-Live Events (27FEB-3MAR): provides a hands-on opportunity to reinforce the skills acquired during training and practice end-to-end workflow

Pre-Go-Live Events (27FEB-17MAR):

  • Includes sign-on fair, favorites fair, and learning lab (see below for descriptions)

  • It is highly recommended that you attend these events to ensure you are ready to go with the roll-out

  • How to sign-up for the sign-on fair and favorites fair: —> Course Library —> 20433 MHS Genesis Sign-On Fair (SOF)

    • You should go to the sign-on fair FIRST, followed by the favorites fair (ideally immediately after, but you can return at any point)

Sign-on Fair (SOF)

Favorites Fair (FF)

Learning Lab (LL)


Resident-Specific Updates

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s only)

  • This week's focus: ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam

    • View the "Pre-Graduation Handbook" on the Transition to Practice webpage

    • The window for registering for your boards is currently open and will close on 3/31.

  • Additionally, please take a minute to fill out this brief form for the AAP to let them know your plans after you complete residency training. They have membership options with different prices and benefits, and this information helps to connect you to the right path. For residents continuing to a Chief year, please let them know that as well. Thank you!


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

Cardiopulmonary Renal Module Sessions (Jan-Feb)

Humanities Week: March 2023


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences:

AAP Advocacy Conference: March 26-28th in Washington, DC

2023 Helfer Annual Meeting: April 16-19th in Tucson, Arizona as well as virtually

Partnership for Military Child Health Research Symposium: April 26th

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

Military Health System Research Symposium

2023 Section on Uniformed Services (SOUS) Scientific Awards Abstract Competition (SAC) NEW!






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