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Plan of the Week: Mar 12 - Mar 18

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Brian Graziose, who expertly navigated multiple complex acute appointments during his full day of expected continuity clinic. He was able to remain flexible and provide expert care to a chronic headache patient, reassuring family with a thorough visit. Great work!





Time and Location


Sunday, 3/12 Daylight Savings Time

Monday, 3/13 Block 10 Starts

MR: Case & Orient to Service

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 3/14


0745 - 0850 USAF: America 2525 B/C USN: CANCELLED USA: Allergy Conf Rm 4105

Pediatric Residents and Military Advisors Only; please report to your branch-specific breakout rooms. Army only, please review the article below.

Wednesday, 3/15

Grand Rounds: 70 Years of RSV Vaccine Research;

Are We There Yet? Allison Malloy, M.D., M.Sc.

0745 - 0845 Room A3, Bldg A, USUHS and Virtual Zoom Platform

Meeting ID: 999 6780 8867

Passcode: 7271775

Outpatient residents/providers are highly encouraged to attend in-person

Thursday, 3/16

MR: Outpatient MHS Genesis Overview (No Case)

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome; please bring laptops

USU DEI Journal Club

Friday, 3/17 St. Patrick's Day ☘️

MR: Wellness

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

Medical students and residents only

Staff Meeting

0745 - 0850 Microsoft Teams

Staff only

Download PDF • 146KB

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

20MAR: First Day of Spring 🌷

25MAR: Sidney Zven

22MAR: Ramadan Begins

27MAR: Dr. Hepps

25MAR: Genesis Go-Live

11APR: Maggie Hasler

30MAR: National Doctor's Day 🧑🏽‍⚕️🩺 & Westbrook Journal Club

31MAR: Last day to register for ABP Boards

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



All Staff Updates

Patient Education QI Survey

Update your ID Card Profile

  • Prior to 31 March, please update your profile on the DHA ID Card Online website ( by following the instructions below. Because you have to log in with your CAC, you’ll need to be on a government CAC-enabled computer. This will ensure you’re appropriately mapped to the correct location and assist with CAC issues, delinquency lists, etc. Thanks for your cooperation with this.

  • Please pay particular attention to ensuring your Duty Sub Organization is “Walter Reed National Military Medical Center” (per the instructions below). You have to scroll quite a way down the list to find it.

Immunization Clinic Hours Change

  • Please note that the Immunizations Clinic will be closed daily between 1200-1300 from now on.

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:

  1. AMS Connect

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

MHS Genesis Updates:

Important Announcements

  • “Soft Go-Live”: Saturday, 25MAR

    • Wounded Warrior Program will be hosting a brunch buffet from 1000-1300 in Bldg 9 1st Floor, next to the Command Duty Desk

  • 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”

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

PEDIATRICS Pediatric Trainee Feature Essay Contest

  • A call for trainee essays on ACEs. Here is an excerpt from the PDF (attached below):

  • We encourage trainees to reflect on one or more of the following questions when crafting their essays:

    • How can we, as pediatric trainees foster resilience among our patients experiencing ACEs?

    • How have ACEs you personally experienced shaped your career path and identity as a physician?

    • How can pediatricians recognize and mitigate these issues during patient encounters, in training programs, and at the policy level?

  • The essay deadline is April 14th.

Prompt_SOPT Essay Contest 2023
Download PDF • 88KB

Walter Reed Research Symposium Due Dates

  • 3/27- Posters, Privacy Release, Work Order form to MGAD (email to Stiefel/Mazurak)

  • 4/17- Non-research finalists draft 5-min poster talk; send electronic poster to R&I Committee

  • 4/24- Research finalists draft 10min PPT slide talk

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s only)

  • This week's focus: End of Tour Awards

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

    • Brag sheets (attached below) should be uploaded to your MedHub portfolio by COB 17MAR

  • 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!

Awards Brag Sheet- NCCPeds
Download PDF • 418KB


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)


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)






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