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Plan of the Week: March 24th - March 30th

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Carr, who was honored for her 15 years of government service. Dr. Carr is an amazing physician who consistently goes above and beyond for her patients, colleagues, and the residents. She is incredibly hard working and easy to work with, always with a positive attitude and looking for solutions. Very well earned ma'am!

Play of the week to the faculty selected as Associate Master Clinician, and for Dr. Zanetti who was selected for Master Clinician through USU.

Associate Master Clinician:

COL Brian Brennan

LTC Lauren Vasta

Maj Nathan Kolasinski

CAPT Elizabeth Ferrara


Master Clinician

LtCol Richard Zanetti





Time and Location


Monday, 3/25

Education Meeting

0730-0845 America 2525

Academic & Military Advisors, Rotation Supervisors, Residency Leadership

Reverse Education

0745-0850 Resident Work Room

Pediatric Residents Only

Tuesday, 3/26

MR: Case, Lecture: Contraception 201 - Dr. Saxena

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 3/27

NO Morning Report: Academic Half Day

Sleep/Pulm Academic Half Day

1300-1500 Sleep Conference Room

Residents and Medical Students Only

Housestaff Meeting

1500-1600 Canyon Conference Room

Pediatric Residents Only

Dr. Hepps Birthday!

All Day Everywhere

Thursday, 3/28

MR: Case, Lecture: Tickborne Infections - Dr. Penfold

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 3/29

MR: Case, Lecture: Ortho Spine Issues - Dr. Schlaff

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

27MAR: Sleep/Pulm Academic Half Day

27MAR: Dr. Hepps!!!

31MAR: Easter Sunday

11APR: Maggie Hasler

01-05APR: Army Ht/Wt

22APR: Karina Kauffman Brown

01APR: Start of Navy PFA Cycle

02APR: Next PI/QI Session

07APR: ACGME Survey Closes

08APR: Block 11 Starts

08-12APR: Army ACFT

10-11APR: PFCCS for Rising PGY-2

Continuity Clinic: Choosing Wisely - High-Value Health Care



All Staff Updates

Pediatric Obesity Curriculum - NEW!

  • 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.

  • 6 Month Follow-Up Survey:

MICC Scrub Machines

  • The MICC now has a Scrub Machine to get your daily scrubs

  • If you do not have a scrub card, please complete the below form and we can work to take them down to the Scrub Team in the Pedestrian Connector

ScrubEx Card Form
Download PDF • 35KB

Behavioral Health Psychologists Accepting Referrals!

  • Dr. Cowan and Dr. Small have both started seeing patients here at Walter Reed Pediatrics

  • Dr. Cowan primarily sees pediatric patients

  • Dr. Small primarily sees adolescent patients

  • Currently accepting referrals, with plans to start accepting Walk-Ins shortly

  • Attached are the reasons to refer, as well as directions on the referral process

Reasons for referral
Download DOCX • 15KB

Referral Process in Genesis for PCMs
Download DOCX • 554KB

Urology Referrals:

  • Please send all referrals involving the urinary system (enuresis, horseshoe kidneys, hydronephrosis, VUR, etc.) to Pediatric Nephrology and urology referrals concerning possible surgery/anatomy to Pediatric Urology

  • Dr. Ferrara is reviewing all of them at this time and will keep patients that Pediatric Nephrology can treat here but is deferring anything requiring a urologist to the network. 

USU Medical Student Evaluations

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

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s Only):

This week's focus: Outprocessing and Moving

  • Outprocessing section: You can start your "WRNMMC Pre-Checkout List Check List" (focus on 90-days out portion)

  • Moving section:  Focus on "Planning & Scheduling Your Move"

Block 11 Schedules - Rotation Contacts Updated FEB2024

  • 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 February 2024
Download PDF • 140KB


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

Motivational Interviewing Small Group - March 28th


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario

NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd

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

2024 Section on Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Abstract Competition -September 27th - October 1st in Orlando, FL (AAP Conference)

National Medical Association Conference -August 3rd-7th in New York City


Community Pediatrics Updates:


ARMY - ACFT/Ht/Wt SignUp Included!




Please reach out to Jack at or with any questions or concerns.

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