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Plan of the Week: July 23rd - July 29th

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Connor Liggett and his wife Elizabeth for getting married on July 22nd, congratulations!!

Additional play of the week to Dr. Anna Raymond and Dr. Amy Davis for helping to celebrate a Peds Heme-Onc patient's birthday on 3-West, complete with party hats and the hospital dogs. Way to give a great patient the attention they deserve!

A huge thanks to Dr. Brandon Neal and Dr. Madeleine Mascitti for helping out with additional ward coverage over the past few days.

Everyone please check out the Podcast "WarDocs" for the excellent episode they did with NICU Fellow and recent graduate Dr. Sidney Zven entitled "Innovations and Education to Win the Battle Against Food Insecurity in the Military". Sidney has done an amazing job in bringing attention to an important cause.

Full Podcast Links:





Time and Location


Monday, 7/24

MR: Case, No Lecture

0745-0815 America 2525 B/C

All Welcome

Orient to Service

Tuesday, 7/25

MR: Case, Lecture: Child Psychology - Dr. Goldman

0745-0850 America 2525 B/C

Wednesday, 7/26


ITE: Ferraro, Ghersi, Meyers, Warren, Bowling, Casey, Mascitti, Raymond, Sallander (0800)

Adolescent Academic Half Day

1300 - 1500

Residents and Medical Students Only

Housestaff Meeting

1500 - 1600

Pediatric Residents Only

Thursday, 7/27

MR: Case, Lecture: Effects of Global Warming on Health - Dr. Renuka Rees

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 7/28

MR: Wellness

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

24JUL: Block 2 Starts 🎉

17AUG: Emily Ferraro

24JUL: Score Survey Opens

26JUL: Adolescent Academic Half-Day

15AUG: Naval Operational Road Show

Continuity Clinic: Health Maintenance II: Screening Tests



Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!

All Staff Updates

Score Survey Launches 24JUL!

  • LINK:

  • 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

Dr. Rebecca Young (Pediatric Anesthesiologist) is giving a virtual lecture as part of the USUHS Operational Anesthesia Lecture Series

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

ITE Exam Testing Period

  • When: Please arrive at 0730 with 0800 start time on scheduled date

  • Where: Building 85T, Room 2C09 Computer Classroom

  • The ITE is an opportunity to practice answer board-style questions and assess pediatric knowledge.

GME Applications: MODS is now open!

Block 2 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


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

2023 COMPRA invitation
Download PDF • 144KB

COMPRA Submission Guide 2023
Download DOCX • 15KB


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

  • The AAP is organizing a rally for pediatricians with policymakers on the final day of the AAP Conference in DC. Participants will gather with pediatrician advocates from around the U.S., hear from federal policymakers and pediatrician leaders about an array of child health policy issues, and collectively demonstrate pediatricians’ passion for policies that put children first

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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