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Plan of the Week: May 19th - May 25th

Updated: May 20

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week to Dr. Kayla Dahlquist, Dr. Taylor Meyers, Dr. Schacht, and Ms. Rebecca Hicks, who were published in BMJ Case Reports for their article Congenital glottic stenosis as a clinical manifestation of FREM1-associated disorders in a neonate with respiratory distress and aphonia.

Play of the week to Dr. Friedman, who received the Values in Action Award for his dedication patient-centered care and fostering an environment of inclusivity and communication as a team leader. Well deserved!

Play of the week to Dr. Emily Ferraro and the DEI Committee for planning the 3rd Annual Religion in Medicine. It was an excellent free flowing conversation that touched on a number of important topics.

Congratulations to Dr. Larson for her promotion to Colonel, as well as Dr. Hill for his promotion to Lt Colonel!





Time and Location


Monday, 5/20

Education Meeting

0730-0850 America 2525

Academic & Military Advisors, Rotation Supervisors, Residency Leadership

Reverse Education

0745-0850 Canyon Conference Room

Pediatric Residents Only

Tuesday, 5/21

MR: Case, Lecture: Dr. James Journal Club

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 5/22

Academic Half Day: NO MORNING REPORT



Residents and Medical Students Only

Housestaff Meeting

1500-1600 Canyon Conference Room

Pediatric Residents Only

Thursday, 5/23

MR: Lecture: Allergy and Immunology - Dr. Schwartz

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

NICU Didactics: Chest Tube Management with Dr. Do

1300-1400 NICU Conference Room

Pediatric Residents

Friday, 5/24

Minimal Manning Day: NO MORNING REPORT

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

21MAY: PEC Meeting #6

20MAY: Brian Fissel


29JUN: Taylor Meyers

27MAY: Memorial Day

31MAY: Intern Class Retreat

03JUN: Block 13 Starts

04JUN: PI/QI Final Presentations in NiCOE

07JUN: Hail and Farewell

12JUN: Joint Surgery-Peds Grand Rounds

14JUN: Graduation Day

18JUN: Resident-Faculty Kickball Morning Report Game

Continuity Clinic: Adolescent Medicine: Confidentiality and Consent

Journal Club:

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All Staff Updates

Library Updates:

  • The AAP Journals Gateway is now added to the Walter Reed Library, this allows an expedited search of Pediatrics, AAP Grand Rounds, Hospital Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review, and NeoReviews simultaneously. Check it out here:

24hr/Day MWR Gym Access:

  • NSA Bethesda MWR Fitness Center is now officially open 24 hours

  • This is a phased process for 24 hour access.  Only activity duty will be able to access the gym after normal gym staff hours.  Once bar scan readers are obtained and installed, expanded access to civil service employees, dependents, and retirees will begin. 

  • To access the gym after normal staff operating hours, personnel must register their CAC at the MWR Fitness Center’s (bldg. 17) front desk between the hours of 0430 to 2000 Monday through Friday and 0800 to 1400 on Saturdays.   Activation of CAC my take up to 48 hours.

Twilight Tattoo: Wednesdays May through July

  • The U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s Twilight Tattoo, a live, action-packed military experience that takes place at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on select Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from May through July.

  • Twilight Tattoo features dramatic vignettes, musical performances, and ceremonial demonstrations by members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” 

  • Each show also includes a pre-show concert at 6:30 p.m.

C. Everett Koop Lecture

  • Joint Pediatrics-Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Wednesday, June 12th from 0800-1000 in America 2525

  • Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Presentation by our own Dr. Sarah Cole

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

PI/QI Final Presentations:

  • Each group should finalize their A3 Slides  in order to present a summary of Steps 1-8. 

  • You will have 10 minutes for your presentation. 

Hail and Farewell:

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s Only):

This week's focus: End of Training Documentation & Faculty Appointments

  • Review "Privileged Provider/ EOT Documentation" Section: DHA165- Program will prepare for you DHA 367- Send to your Academic Advisor, then upload to JCCQAS & MedHub Portfolio Privileging Procedure Form- Upload to MedHub.  Once signed by PD, upload to JCCQAS

  • Review "Faculty Appointments at USUHS" Section: - Plan to submit your CV, USU Form 107, USUHS Faculty Form, and Letter of Support (includes Command Endorsement) before the end of June

Block 13 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
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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


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

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

SOPT Trainee News & Views Blog


Community Pediatrics Updates:

DC Pride Parade

Sat. June 8th, 1500

Interested in supporting military-connected LGBTQ+ youth during the Pride Parade? 

Email/text Noelle ( or (240) 490-1969)

DEI Grand Rounds: June 7th






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

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