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Plan of the Week: March 27 - April 2

Play of the Week:

Play of the week goes to the NICU day team (Dr. Sidney Zven and Dr. Emily Ferraro) for their timely work helping in the stabilization of an unexpectedly sick newborn.

Play of the week also goes to the ward night team (Dr. Ben Jack and Dr. Noelle Molter) for a superb job with an RRT and PICU transfer on a patient with unknown diagnosis.

Morning Report Schedule



Topic and Speaker



Monday, 3/28

0730 - 0850

Education meeting

Involved Pediatric Faculty only

Hybrid Zoom (emailed link) and In-Person, America 2525 B/C

0745 - 0850

Reverse Education

Pediatric Residents only

Hybrid ZoomGov and In-Person, Canyon Conference Room

Tuesday, 3/29

0745 - 0850

Case and Pulmonology lecture, Dr. McCown

All welcome

Hybrid ZoomGov and In-Person, America 2525 B/C

Wednesday, 3/30

0745 - 0850

Case and Rheumatology lecture, Dr. Jones

All welcome

Hybrid ZoomGov and In-Person, Canyon Conference Room

Thursday, 3/31

0745 - 0850

Case and Dr. Lucido's Journal Club

All welcome

Hybrid ZoomGov and In-Person, America 2525 B/C​

Friday, 4/1

0745 - 0850

Case and AFCCP Lecture

All welcome

Hybrid ZoomGov and In-Person, America 2525 B/C​

The ZoomGov credentials for morning report, unless otherwise specified, are:

Meeting ID: 161 424 8612

Passcode: scutdog

If you are presenting a case or lecture: please save your presentations to the ShareDrive in the folder corresponding to the year and month of your presentation: \\WRNMDFPISISMBD1\DeptShares$\Dept1\_Pediatrics\MorningReport Lectures.

Continuity Clinic: Follow up of NICU Preemies



All Staff:

  • Please read the below article for Dr. Lucido's Journal Club! The article tackles the debate between dexamethasone versus prednisone for treatment of acute asthma exacerbations.

Lucido JC_Hemani et al, 2021_Dexamethasone vs Prednisone in Children Hospitalized for Acut
Download • 152KB
  • A Code Yellow (Hospital Lockdown Exercise) will occur sometime during this week. This exercise is slated to happen during normal working hours and should last about 1 hour.

  • Interested in teaching medical students? Sign up here to teach an integrated clinical reasoning session on pediatric growth and/or a pediatric case based session to medical students at USUHS.

  • The new website is live! Make sure to sign up to become a member, which will grant you access to the following features:

    • Notification emails for the Plan of the Week and Academic Digest.

    • Military-specific pages that can assist you with filling out leave forms, links to trainings, a guide to military finance, and more.

    • Coming soon: resident rotation-specific pages (including orientation material, links to Google Classrooms, and additional resources), class-specific pages (including helpful tips/tricks for each class), faculty pages (including academic advisor information, getting involved, and additional faculty development).

  • Patient Care Updates:

    • Please review the below guidelines on foreskin care distributed by our pediatric urologist, Dr. Janssen.

Download PDF • 536KB
  • Pediatrics Department Updates

    • Mask Wearing/Meetings Policy: No limit on number of personnel in meetings/gatherings (beyond normal fire code limits), provided PPE policy is observed. Eye protection is no longer required once we transition from HPCON B to A.

    • The print version of the 2021-2022 Scutdog is available for pick-up in the Chief Office. Swing by if you would like a copy, or see the electronic version here.


  • For urgent, after-hours, or weekend issues, please call/text the Chief On-Call, listed in Amion.

    • Sam Rowe: 3/18 - 3/28

    • Leela Patel: 3/29 - 4/6

  • Resident Scholarship opportunities:

    • Scholarship Available: International Elective Awards Deadline: March 31, 2022 | Apply here Each academic year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) designates several $1,000 awards to categorical or combined-training pediatric residents or fellowship trainees completing a clinical pediatric elective in the developing world. Applicants must be a member of the AAP Section on Global Health (SOGH) to apply. Awards are based on the application and an online recommendation form completed by a program director or global health mentor. Questions? Contact Kimberley VandenBrook.

    • Scholarship Available: AAP Hardship Scholarships Deadline: April 1, 2022 | Apply here The AAP Hardship Scholarship Program is designed to help allay financial difficulties for residents and fellowship trainees in good academic standing. Selections are made based on need as stated within the application. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Questions? Contact Kimberley VandenBrook. The 2022 Hardship Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of Abbott Nutrition.

  • Graduating PGY-3s: please make sure you have registered for the ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam no later than 3/31/2022. For branch-specific steps on reimbursement, click here.

  • Interested in reviewing a paper OR participating in advocacy and public policy? Contact Dr. Pat Reeves to get connected to these opportunities!

  • Looking for information on credentialing, duty hours, and procedure logs? Please see below:

Credentialing, Procedure Logs, Duty Hours
Download PDF • 65KB

Feeling sick? Please click the arrow to the left for step-by-step instructions:



AAP abstract submissions are open until April 22, 2022. Click the button above to review their website. Be sure to review the submission guidelines based on the section to which you are submitting your abstract.

Residents -- please be advised that you can submit an abstract to the Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT; which is accepting case report abstracts) OR the Section on Uniformed Services (SOUS).

For SOUS, submissions need to fall within one of the award topics below:

Residents, please keep the following information regarding SOCR in mind

PI/QI Milestones:


Military Specific:





Wellness and Feedback:

Wellness Resources Table- this contains a comprehensive listing of behavioral health resources accessible to trainees in our program.

Physician Wellness Resources Library- this site lists open-access online resources that promote physician wellness.

Feedback Venues Table- this table describes the various avenues through which trainees can give feedback, both openly and anonymously.

Wellness Opportunities:

  • Andy Cohen is coming to Walter Reed on April 6 for a virtual meet and greet! The NCC Wellness Committee has organized the event and wants your questions; please email questions to CPT Kwon ( or CPT Bumgardner ( by March 31!


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