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Plan of the Week: May 1 - 7

Updated: May 5, 2022

Play of the Week:

Play of the week to Drs. Jenn Hepps, Rich Zanetti, Sebastian Lara, Catherine Kimball-Eayrs, Theresa Urbina, Kristen Smith, John Podraza, and Niharika Samtani for covering the inpatient pediatric units for the weekend while the residents enjoyed their annual beach retreat! We truly cannot thank you enough for your time and service this weekend. We greatly enjoyed the time away to relax and spend time together. See photos below!

A special shout-out to Alex Mauro for making truly delicious fajitas at the retreat!

Bravo to Taylor Blackburn and Marianna Caballero, who were on the ward last week and assisted the NICU team overnight during several "code purple" events. Both were in the delivery room within minutes and ready to assist, showing their teamwork and willingness to help. Well done, Taylor and Marianna!

Kudos to Jenny Bencze for her positive attitude, efficiency, and teamwork as the PICU surge resident this week. She effortlessly took care of the PICU patients and assisted the ward team with ED consults during a very busy week. Well done, Jenny!


Weekly Schedule



Topic and Speaker



Monday, 5/2

0745 - 0850

Case and PICU Lecture, Dr. Samtani

All welcome

Hybrid ZoomGov (see separate email for details) and In-Person, America 2525 B/C

Tuesday, 5/3

0745 - 0850

PI/QI Meeting with Knowledge Burst from Dr. Richards: Publication Possibilities and What's Next for AY22-23?

Residents, PI stakeholders, and faculty mentors only. TYs and medical students excused.

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

1300 - 1640

NCR Research Competition Case Report Finalist Presentations

All welcome

NICoE Auditorium

1500 - 1600

PEC Meeting

Program leadership and PEC representatives

Forest Conference Room (America Bldg, 5th Floor)

Wednesday, 5/4

0745 - 0850

USU Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds: What's New in Pediatric Vaccines? given by Dr. James D. Campbell, Peds ID at Univ of Maryland SOM

All welcome


Meeting ID: 999 6780 8867

Passcode: 7271775

0700 - 1730

Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Course

Course enrollees only (rising PGY2s and interested graduating PGY3s)

In-Person Only, Sim Center, Heroes Building, 4th Floor

1300 - 1440

NCR Research Competition- Paul Florentino Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Performance, Quality Improvement, and Evidence-Based Practice Presentations

All welcome

NICoE Auditorium

Thursday, 5/5

0745 - 0850

Clinicopathologic Conference: Dr. McMurray

All welcome

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

0715 - 1645

Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Course

Course enrollees only (rising PGY2s and interested graduating PGY3s)

In-Person Only, Sim Center, Heroes Building, 4th Floor

Friday, 5/6





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: Sleep Disorders



All Staff:

  • Please be advised of the following changes to pharmacy operations, effective June 6, 2022:

    • Same-day refills will no longer be filled. Refills must be called in ahead of time and picked up ONLY at the Drive-Thru pick up or the NEX.

    • All NEW prescriptions will be processed at the Arrowhead and America pharmacies only.

    • There will likely be changes to the pediatric pharmacy hours/availability, though these details have not yet finalized. Stay tuned for further updates.

    • The above changes will be messaged to patients via PAO (i.e. updates on social media and on the intranet, etc.), but patients will likely need reminders once the changes are in effect.

    • For staff who need to pick up prescriptions- please be advised that you can request refills using your CAC-enabled computer at Prescriptions will be ready within 2 hours at America or Arrowhead and you will receive a text when they are ready. When you arrive to the pharmacy, pick up a ticket at the kiosk that says "MTF Staff" to bypass the line and be issued your prescriptions.

  • In more uplifting news, Harriet Lane is now available on the uCentral App via the Darnall Medical Library! For instructions on how to create an account, visit If you have any issues establishing an account, contact, as Ms. Mason-Coles will be out of office until 9 May.

  • Interested in applying for neonatology fellowship? The AAP's Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD) and Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) are hosting a webinar series titled, "Mastering the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Application" on Thursday May 5th at 7PM Pacific (10PM Eastern) and Thursday May 11th at 7PM Eastern time. Register here and see the infographic below for further details.

Mastering the NPM Fellowship Application Webinar Series
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  • FACULTY ONLY: OPPEs were due 30 April 2022, though many folks are still working on finishing them up. Please have these finished ASAP so they can be signed off by your supervisor and closed out NLT 06 May 2022. Please visit this link to complete your OPPE.

  • The Darnall Medical Library and the WRNMMC DEI Council are hosting a Book Club and series of discussions focused on Dr. Damon Tweedy's memoir, "Black Man in a White Coat." Discussions will be held monthly from May through August at the NICoE’s Central Park on the second floor of Building 51. See flyer below for details so you can join in for the sessions!

BMWC Book Club Flyer with QR
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  • Need to find contact information for staff or a department within the NCR medical facilities? Check out the electronic Scutdog here, or stop by the Chief Office (America Bldg, 4th Floor, Room 4560) for a print copy.


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

    • Leela Patel: 4/18 - 5/6

    • Please be advised that Sam Rowe will be offsite from 5/2 - 5/6 for the Junior Leaders Course at Fort Belvoir, but will remain available by email.

  • Army and Air Force residents- TODAY is the last day to complete your OERSFs and/or bullets for your AF training reports. Please submit these to your raters today!

  • The Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Course is on Wednesday, 5/4 and Thursday 5/5 for rising PGY2s and enrolled PGY3s in the Sim Center (Heroes 4th Floor).

    • e-Books have been issued to you by Mr. Duggan and Dr. Geracht- please use a browser with ePub to access the book. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet so you have access to the book during the course and so you can take the post-test on your device.

    • Please make sure to complete the pre-test (URL:; Passcode: pretest) and review the chapters listed in the enrollment letter before the start of the course.

    • See below for the course agenda and enrollment letter:

WR-B PFCCS Agenda_2022 May
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Enrollment letter 2022
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  • Block 12 is rapidly approaching on May 6 for senior residents and May 9 for interns! Please make sure to contact your rotation supervisor for Block 12 with your continuity clinic dates, ARM days, leave, and other required trainings (i.e. CSA for interns, etc.)

Rotation Points of Contact_AY21-22
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  • For resident scheduling in clinic:

    • When you are preparing for your continuity clinic for the week and notice logistical issues with your schedule (i.e., two patients booked in the same slot, siblings booked with you but in non-consecutive time slots, complex patients booked into short appointment times, etc), please complete the following steps, ideally no later than the night before your clinic:

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

Credentialing, Procedure Logs, Duty Hours
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Feeling sick? Please click the arrow to the left for step-by-step instructions:



The NCR Competition Finalists' Presentations are occurring this week! Many pediatric residents and fellows will be presenting- in fact, approximately 1/3 of the finalists are from the Department of Pediatrics! Please see below for the presentations from our department. The full agenda is attached below.

  • Case Report Finalists'-presentations and times from the Dept of Pediatrics:

    • Dr. Elise Reddington (1320) - The great masquerader: The uncommon presentation of a common pathology

    • Dr. Peter Broughton (1420) - Implantation of a leadless cardiac pacemaker in an 11-year-old girl

    • Dr. Sidney Zven (1440) - The importance of phenotypic assessment in the selection of genetic testing - Diagnosing Rett syndrome after three negative exams

    • Dr. Elizabeth Ketchum (1540) - Congenital lymphatic dysplasia and severe bone disease in a term neonate with homozygous PIEZ01 mutation

    • Dr. Sarah Cole (1550) - Renal cell carcinoma in a pediatric patient with Crohn's disease

    • Dr. Donald Rees (1620) - The complex treatment considerations of an EBV-negative post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in an adolescent male with Denys-Drash syndrome

    • Dr. Karin Brockman (1630)- Pulmonary hypertension and refractory cytopenias in beta thalassemia major

  • Paul Florentino Patient-and-Family Centered Care and Performance, Quality Improvement, and Evidence-Based Practice- presentations and times from the Dept of Pediatrics:

    • Dr. Patrick Reeves (1310) - Development and assessment of low literacy, pictographic chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting action plan for pediatric cancer patients

    • Dr. Patrick Reeves (1330) - Development and assessment of low literacy, pictographic asthma action plan to enhance guideline concordant care for children with asthma

    • Margarita Wycko (1350) - Eliminating routine evaluation of gastric residuals in the NICU

    • Dr. Jennifer Bencze (1400) - A military medical officership course in graduate medical education

    • Dr. Patrick Reeves (1430) - Toilet injuries presenting to emergency departments, 2000- 2019: A different game of thrones

03_04 May Poster Competitions_Schedule_2022
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The NCR competition posters will be displayed from Wednesday, May 11 to Wednesday, May 18, on the first floor of Arrowhead Building (Building 9), by the Radiology, Pulmonology, and Information Desk area. Residents, if you are having any challenges getting their posters printed, please contact Dr. Kolasinski and Dr. Zanetti.

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 details the various avenues through which trainees can give feedback and the degree of anonymity conferred by each.


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