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Plan of the Week: January 14th - January 20th

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week to Dr. Samantha Hanciles, Dr. Nicole Martin, Dr. Brian Fissel, Dr. Kayla Sallander, and Dr. Kevin Westbrook for presenting the PI/QI mid-year presentations. They were excellent and showed a great understanding of the A3 model and PI/QI process.

Play of the week goes to Dr. Bailey Howard, who did an excellent job on her LP with the Heme/Onc team. One team member said it was the best LP they've seen done in their time here. Great work Bailey!

Play of the week to Dr. Gregory Gorman, who has graciously agreed to help with scheduling our 4th year medical students for this year. If anyone knows any prospective/interested future residents please send them to Dr. Gorman and myself! Return of the king!

Play of the week to our leader himself, Dr. Joseph May, who performed multiple ECHOs and closely manage a cardiac patient in the NICU and identifying pathology requiring transfer. He even helped to coordinate the transfer himself. Thank you for all you do, sir!

Final play of the week to everyone accepted to the APA conference in February! Please stay tuned for updates on coordinating NCC Peds events down in Charlottesville!





Time and Location


Monday, 1/15

Martin Luther King Jr Day - NO MORNING REPORT

NCC Peds MLK Day of Service Event (details below)

1300-1500 Montgomery County Midcounty Recreation Center

Tuesday, 1/16

MR: Overview of new RECON study, Case, No Lecture

0745-0820 America 2525

All Welcome

Orient to Service

Wednesday, 1/17

Grand Rounds: "Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Recent Advances in Treatment of a Catastrophic Neurologic Disease" - Dr. Justin Shields

0745-0845 Room A3, Bldg A, USUHS Virtual Link

All Welcome

Thursday, 1/18

MR: PICU Professor Rounds

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 1/19

MR: Military Medicine: Reflections on a Career - Col Roofe

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

15JAN: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

16JAN: Maddie Mascitti

15JAN: MLK Day of Service Event

22JAN: CATCH Grant Application Closes

24JAN: Devo Academic Half Day

28JAN: NCR Research Competition Abstracts Due

09FEB: Nexplanon Training - Mascitti, Raymond, Fissel, Sukenaga, Davis

Continuity Clinic: Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia



All Staff Updates

MLK Day of Service Event

  • What: Project Linus - Make fleece blankets for children who are experiencing trauma,  illness, or other situations where special comfort is required. Kits to Heart - Make motivational Art Journals for cancer patients to use during their treatments.

  • Who: NCC Peds and Others

  • When: Monday, January 15th 1300-1500

  • Where: Mid-County Community Recreation Center @ 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring

Peds RECON Study:

  • The USU Pediatric Clinical Research Unit is now up and running with our first active protocol.: The Respiratory Co-Infection and Immunologic Response Study

  • Dr. Milissa Jones and colleagues are recruiting Associate Investigators!

  • This is a great opportunity to gain experience in clinical research with a flexible time commitment.

Patient URI Handouts:

Download PDF • 201KB

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

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

Block 8 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

POET Round Robin Teaching 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

4th Annual Partnership for Military Child Health Symposium: April 24th


Community Pediatrics Updates:

Upcoming DEI Lecture:

MDAAP Chapter Resident Advocacy Day

Thursday, February 8, 2024

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

Annapolis, MD

Upcoming GMEC DEI Events:

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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