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Plan of the Week: May 22 - 29

Play of the Week:

Bravo to Dr. Spencer Millen for his outstanding performance during his last night shift of residency. He presided over multiple admissions, an RRT, and a bedside procedure while ensuring patient safety and high quality care. Dr. Millen will be an incredible NICU fellow at Northwestern and will very much be missed at Walter Reed!

Kudos to Dr. Brian Graziose for his stellar clinical skills and composure during a 24 hour shift in the NICU this weekend. A 30+4 week patient delivered after a long period of monitoring on antepartum for premature prolonged rupture of membranes at 18 weeks and fetal anhydramnios. Dr. Graziose performed all of the key procedures during the resuscitation, stabilization, and multiple decompensation episodes. He performed several life-saving needle decompressions, during which the infant showed immediate improvement, and then ultimately placed a chest tube. Bravo to Dr. Graziose, who will undoubtedly make a stellar NICU fellow in the near future!

Shout-out to Dr. Billy Bennett for covering the PICU this week during a busier-than-typical shift this week. He expertly handled a transfer of a complex patient back to CNMC, a new admission, and replaced a femoral line for a sick, intubated patient. His positive attitude and teamwork are much appreciated, as well as his commitment


Weekly Schedule:



Topic and Speaker



Monday, 5/23

0730 - 0850

Education Meeting

Invited Faculty ONLY

America 2525 B/C

0745 - 0850

Reverse Education Meeting

Pediatrics Residents ONLY

Canyon Conference Room

1300 - 1600

Continuity Clinic Field Trip

Assigned pediatric residents and staff- led by Dr. Reynolds

Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum

Tuesday, 5/24

0745 - 0850

MMOC Session

All welcome (Branch specific rooms)

In Person,

  • Army - America 2525 B/C

  • AF - Shore 1118

  • Navy - Executive Conference Room

1215 - 1415

Quality and Safety Grand Rounds-

Dr. Jenny Bencze will be presenting her Military Medical Officership Course in GME project!

All welcome

Clark Auditorium

1300 - 1600

Continuity Clinic Field Trip

Assigned pediatric residents and staff- led by Dr. Kolasinski

Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum

Wednesday, 5/25

0745 - 0850

Case & Fatigue Mitigation Lecture, Dr. Arora

All welcome

Canyon Conference Room

0745 - 0850


Inpatient 3rd deck team



NCR Research Competition Awards Ceremony

Award recipients

NICoE Auditorium. Arrive 15 minutes prior to ceremony in Class As/Dress Blues/Service Dress

1300 - 1600

Continuity Clinic Field Trip

Assigned pediatric residents and staff- led by Dr. Zanetti

Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum

Thursday, 5/26

0745 - 0850

Case & Dr. Howard's Journal Club

Howard JC_Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Pediatric RPA and PPA
Download PDF • 710KB

All welcome

America 2525 B/C

Friday, 5/27




No case or lecture

Please be advised that morning report has returned to in-person only. There will no longer be an option to join the session via ZoomGov. Plan accordingly, and join us for the in-person sessions!

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: Operational Medicine Field Trip (May 23-25)



All Staff:

  • Check out our pediatrics library portal here. We have access to patient handouts from the AAP right at our fingertips! Please note that this portal has Bright Futures handouts in dozens of languages, as well as the Schmitt handouts for common pediatric conditions.

  • Please review the information below in regards to the formula shortage:

Formula Shortage Information
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  • Mark your calendars for the End of the Year Party on Friday, June 10th!

    • All faculty, staff, fellows, residents, significant others, children, and friends welcome!

    • The party will take place at Cabin John Regional Park. 7400 Tuckerman Ln, Bethesda, MD 20817 in the group picnic area. There will be outdoor games along with a mini playground for kids. There is a covered picnic area so the party will go on rain or shine!

    • Dinner will be catered by Mission BBQ! BYOB (Non-alcoholic beverages provided)

    • Please RSVP No later than June 6th with the total number of people in your party. Cost is $26 per person (no cost for children who will not be eating). Please RSVP using this link below and Venmo @Elise-Reddington for the cost of your party.

  • Graduation is rapidly approaching and will be an IN PERSON event! It will be held on Friday, June 17 at the Strathmore at 1000. Please see below for details.

NCC Graduation 2022 Details
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  • For infant males born at outside hospitals who's parents wish to have them circumcised, please have them call Dr. Greenwald's office at 301-295-4923. He will do the circumcision up until 28 days of age up on the MICC.

  • Please complete your Summer Safety Training for the hospital -- located on the intranet banner and on Relias!

  • 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.

  • 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: 5/21 - 5/23; ON LEAVE 5/24 - 5/31

    • Sam Rowe: 5/24 - 6/2

  • 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:



PI/QI final presentations are on Tuesday, June 7. Please utilize the template below to craft your slides for the presentation. The goal is to walk the audience through your project while highlighting the obstacles your team faced, how you overcame them, and what you would have done differently during the process.

Final Presentation Template
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  • ARM: All senior residents MUST have a SOCR-approved project to receive 2 ARM days per block. Senior residents must update SOCR every 6 months to maintain their second ARM day.

  • RESEARCH ELECTIVE: Senior residents must present a plan to Dr. Kolasinski and Dr. Zanetti for any research elective time 3-6 months prior to their rotation start date.

  • Resources are in the "SOCR formerly RROC" ShareDrive folder, and check out page linked above for further information!


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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