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Plan of the Week: Feb 5 - 11

Updated: Feb 6, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Karen Vogt, on her official retirement, and Dr. Rebecca Clark, whose last day was earlier last week. A BIG thank you to each of you and your significant contributions to the program. You will both be missed!





Time and Location


Monday, 2/6

MR: Morbidity & Mortality Conference

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 2/7

MR: Case & PI Working Session

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Wednesday, 2/8

SIM & Skills: PIV (PA Kline), IO (Dr. Bumgardner), Art stick (Dr. Garren)

0745 - 0845 SIM Center (4th Floor Heroes Bldg) **3rd Deck Team report to the PICU instead for SIM**

Residents and Medical Students Only; before the session, please review the related modules here OR go to and enter the class code xwe5vzj

Thursday, 2/9

MR: CPC, Reddington

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 2/10

MR: Board Review

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

Residents and Medical Students Only

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

13FEB: Block 9 Starts

15FEB: Britt Bumgardner's Birthday

14FEB: Valentine's Day 💕

20FEB: President's Day (Outpt Clinics Closed)

21FEB: Mardi Gras and rising PGY2/3 Schedule Selection

22FEB: Ash Wednesday



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)

Additional Mental Health Services

  • Telemynd is an option for Tricare beneficiaries for accessing psychiatry/psychology services:

  • Contracted through Humana Military and does not require a referral in most cases

NCR Patient Handbook

Check out the new NCR Patient Handbook!

NCR Patient Guidebook-FINAL-120622-508
Download PDF • 2.06MB

New Pediatric Dietician

Please welcome our new Pediatric Dietitian, Rachel Silverman! Contact information below:

  • Office room 4571 in the AYA hallway

  • Number: 301-295-7872

  • Also reachable on AMS connect

  • How to refer: enter referral for NUTRITION CL BE and specify ATTN: Rachel Silverman

Valentine's Day Candygrams

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)

COVID Updates

Updated USECDEF COVID-19 FHP guidance highlights:

  • BLUF: iless restrictions at various HPCON levels (such as visitor access and gatherings), removal of mandatory vaccination requirement for active duty and civilians, removal of process for exemptions since it is no longer mandatory, and removal of six feet of physical distancing. For healthcare settings, it specifically states that “masking of patients, visitors, and personnel working in DoD health care facilities (including military medical, dental, and veterinary treatment facilities) will occur in accordance with CDC guidelines.”

    • DHA has indicated they will be revising their mask/covid policy now that FHP has been updated, however at this time WRNMMC will not be adjusting our mask-wear policy until we receive further guidance.

  • Additional highlights

    • The requirement to ask about COVID-19 vaccination status is rescinded.

    • The requirement for Service members to be vaccinated is rescinded. Of note, it had already been rescinded by the 10 January 2023 SECDEF memo, this just formalizes it.

    • Workplace screening testing based on vaccination status is rescinded.

    • Individuals exposed to someone with COVID-19 are no longer required to quarantine. Instead, they are required to mask indoors for 10 days following contact. Service members in the workplace must test at least once 5 full days following exposure (this is being clarified).

    • MTF mask requirements will follow CDC guidance for healthcare settings. The additional requirement to follow OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) is rescinded.

    • Workplace occupancy limits for each HPCON level are removed.

    • In-person meetings, events and conferences where the Community Level is High no longer require approval at the Service Secretary/Undersecretary level.

    • Travelers shall follow Host Nation and GCC requirements ROM and entry requirements.

    • Masks are now recommended, not required on DoD conveyances (e.g. aircraft, maritime vessels, and busses)

    • Requirements to socially distance 6 feet are modified or rescinded. The updated definition of physically distancing is to “Maintain separation between individuals and prevent crowding in areas.”

Memo - Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection
Download • 694KB


Resident-Specific Updates

Don't forget to reach out to your Block 10 Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule. View the attachment below for the most up-to-date contact information.

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED JAN 2023
Download PDF • 69KB

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.


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

Cardiopulmonary Renal Module Sessions (Jan-Feb)

Transitions of Care: February 13th, 2023 (0930-1130)

How to Implement a Management Plan: February 15th, 2023 (0800-1200)

Humanities Week: March 2023


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences:

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

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






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