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Plan of the Week: Mar 19 - Mar 25

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Drs. Noelle Larson and Brian Brennan for their promotion to O-6! 🎉

An additional congratulations and play of the week goes to Drs. Sarah Reynolds, Elizabeth Schulz, and Jennifer Hepps for Associate/Master Clinician recognition!





Time and Location


Monday, 3/20 First Day of Spring 🌷

MR: Case & Obesity Lecture, Anisowicz

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 3/21

MR: Case & CAPS lecture, Greve

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Wednesday, 3/22 Ramadan Begins ☾

MR: Education/Reverse Education

STAFF: 0730 - 0850 Shore Conf Rm 1118

RESIDENTS: 0745 - 0850 Allergy Conf Rm 4105

Academic/Military Advisors, Rotation Supervisors, Residency Leadership Only

Pediatric Residents Only

ID Academic Half-Day

1300 - 1500 Allergy Conf Rm 4105 **3rd Deck Team report to the PICU at 1300**

Residents & medical students only; see below for pre-work

Housestaff Meeting

Allergy Conf Rm 4105

Pediatric Residents Only; bring laptops to complete a Genesis Inpt walkthrough

Thursday, 3/23

MR: EFMP Update (O'Meara) & Rheumatology Cases, Jones

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 3/24

MR: Case & Rheumatology Cases, Jones

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Medical Corps Professional Development With Air Force Director

0800 - 1000 USO & MS Teams

AF only

Passover Seder

1200 - 1300 Café 8901

All welcome

Saturday, 3/25 Genesis Soft Go-Live 💥 & Sidney Zven's Birthday 🎉

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

Academic Half-Day Pre-Reading:

Helminth Infection in Children_PIR_May 2022
Download PDF • 1.40MB
Tickborne ilness in US_PIR_August 2019
Download PDF • 2.02MB
Protozoan parasites_PIR_Feb 2016
Download PDF • 573KB
NTM Infection in Children_PIR_2020
Download PDF • 1.12MB

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

27MAR: Genesis Go-Live

27MAR: Dr. Hepps

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

11APR: Maggie Hasler

31MAR: Last day to register for ABP Boards

2APR: Palm Sunday

5APR: Passover Begins

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



All Staff Updates

Meet our new MS3 rotators:

Updated COVID-19 Work Restrictions and Visitor Guidance

Policy Memo - Work Restrictions for WRNMMC Staff with SARS CoY-2 Infection
Download PDF • 448KB
Policy Memo - Temporary Visitor Guidance During the COVJD-19 Pandemic (Update 8)
Download PDF • 389KB

Toddler COVID-19 Immunizations Update

  • We are currently out of the COVID19 Toddler (6m-4y) vaccine and are unlikely to get a new supply in for several weeks. Please advise your patients!

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.

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.”


Resident-Specific Updates

MICC Blood Glucose PI Survey

AAP Resident Member Benefits/Resources

  • Check out the PDF below for a simple one-page reference of all the resources/benefits of being an AAP member

Resident Member Benefits Sheet
Download PDF • 193KB

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

Upcoming Educational 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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