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Plan of the Week: May 5th - May 11th

Updated: May 10

Plays of the Week:

Happy start to Block 12! I hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend! We had a busy and exciting week with the Continuity Clinic Field Trip to Arlington Cemetery, the NCR Research Competition Presentations, and the Resident Retreat this weekend. We now go into the 2nd half of the NCR Competition and ANC Field Trip, as well as Nurse Appreciation Week, Colonel Sterbis' GME Address, and the Intern CSA.

Dr. Hepps will be TDY this week from Monday to Thursday, Dr. Zanetti will be Acting PD, and of course do not hesitate to reach out to me if there is anything that you need.

A huge thank you to Dr. Hopkins, Dr. Cole, Dr. Arora, Dr. Hill, Dr. Harrell, Dr. Haischer-Rollo, Dr. Graziose, and Dr. Toro who covered for the residents this weekend during the retreat!

Play of the week to Dr. Friedman, who set up a great Continuity Clinic Field Trip at Arlington Cemetery, specifically the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A very powerful experience.

Play of the week to Dr. Emily Ferraro, Dr. Alexis Ghersi, Dr. Brian Fissel, Dr. Kevin Westbrook, Dr. Daniel Rochford, Dr. Amy Davis, Dr. Karina Kauffman Brown, Dr. Madeleine Mascitti, Dr. Samantha Hanciles, and Dr. Marianna Caballero, who all presented at the NCR Research Competition this past week. Great job everyone!

Additional play of the week to Dr. Karina Kauffman Brown! She handled a challenging IUD insertion in the Adolescent Clinic with ease - when the insertion ended up not going as planned, she remained cool and calm, asked for help, and then was she was able to complete the IUD insertion successfully. Great work!





Time and Location


Monday, 5/6


0745-0820 America 2525

All Welcome



Intern CSA

1200-1700 Forest Glen Sim Center

Residents and Faculty as Assigned

Tuesday, 5/7

MR: PI Team Meeting, then Sustainment/PDCA Presentation

0745-0850 America 2525

Yellow Belts, Stakeholders, and Team Members

Intern CSA

1200-1700 Forest Glen Sim Center

Residents and Faculty as Assigned

Army GME Chief Visit and Address

1430-1600 Memorial Auditorium

Army Housestaff and Leaders of Trainee Programs

Wednesday, 5/8

SIM: Abscess and Suturing

0745-0850 Heroes Building, Sim Center

All Welcome

Intern CSA

1200-1700 Forest Glen Sim Center

Residents and Faculty as Assigned

Continuity Clinic Field Trip: Arlington Cemetery


Faculty and Residents as Assigned

Thursday, 5/9

MR: Case, Lecture: ID - Dr. Crecelius

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Holocaust Rememberance Day Observation

1300-1400 Memorial Auditorium

All Welcome

Friday, 5/10

MR: Case, Lecture: Mandatory Reporting - Ms. Sarah Martin

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

PGY-3 Retreat

All Day

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

06MAY: Block 12 Starts

10MAY: Brandon Neal

07MAY: COL Sterbis Army GME Address

20MAY: Brian Fissel

06MAY-08MAY: Intern CSA

09MAY: Holocaust Rememberance Observation

08MAY: Continuity Clinic Field Trip Day 2

10MAY: PGY-3 Retreat

17MAY: PGY-2 Retreat

19MAY: JDRF Walk

21MAY: PEC Meeting #6


27MAY: Memorial Day

31MAY: Intern Class Retreat

04JUN: PI/QI Final Presentations in NiCOE

07JUN: Hail and Farewell

Continuity Clinic: Arlington National Cemetery Field Trip or Professionalism (if not going on field trip this week)

Please arrive at the Arlington Cemetery Visitor Center promptly by 1300.

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NCR Research and Innovation Month Schedule: THIS WEEK!

6 May 2024 | NICoE Auditorium

  • One day of competitions spotlighting top Laboratory & Clinical Research

  • Robert A. Phillips & Bailey K. Ashford, Monday, 6 May 2024 – 0745 - 1720

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All Staff Updates

Army GME Chief Visit/Address to WRNMMC Army GME - Tuesday, May 7th

  • 1430-1600 in Memorial Auditorium

  • COL Sterbis, the Army GME chief from the OTSG will address the Army GME community

  • Please come join and get updates on what’s happening in the Army GME, ask questions, make suggestions/recommendations to help us improve our GME mission.

C. Everett Koop Lecture: Save the Date!

  • 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

Peds Clinic School Paperwork SOP:

Paperwork SOP_edited
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Holocaust Day of Remembrance Observation

  • Thursday, May 9th from 1300-1400 in Memorial Auditorium

2024 Days of Remembrance Observance 9MAY24 1300-1400 Memorial Auditorium
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Bio COL Frank Cohn
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Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

Intern CSA:

  • May 6th - 8th: Intern assignments in Amion

  • This is a chance to see patients in a simulated environment in order to get feedback to help you improve in your practice.

  • Gives faculty a chance to see your approach to care, as it is difficult to get in observation time during clinic.

  • BRING YOUR OWN Stethoscope and writing tool.

  • Please arrive at the Val G. Hemmings Sim Center at Forest Glen promptly by 1200.

Learner Orientation 2024 PEDS Residents.pptx
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VGH Directions 2024
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PI/QI Final Presentations:

  • The session will run on Tuesday, June 4th from 0730-0850 in NiCOE to allow ample time for presentations and Q&A. 

  • 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. 

  • Presenters: Decibel Detectives- Dr. Liggett PB&J- Dr. Davis and Dr. Westbrook Omega-3-Pi- Dr. Hanciles and Dr. Neal Genesis Genies- Dr. Morgis and Dr. Rochford

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s Only):

This week's focus: Graduation and TTP

  • Graduation Information: Please review the TTP Handbook

  • Graduation Practice on June 12th, Graduation on June 14th

  • TTP Schedule

Block 12 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

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

NCR Research and Innovation Month: April 26th - May 6th - THIS WEEK!

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:

Blue Star's Spaces for Belonging

  • This is an LGBTQ+ Military youth program that will be participating in the DC Pride Parade in June!

  • They have a Pride prep event scheduled for May 11th! At this gathering, teens will be tie-dying Blue Star t-shirts to proudly wear during the parade. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with the youth actively engaged in the Spaces program.

  • Please register here

Walter Reed JDRF Walk - May 19th

WalterReedPeds JDRF 2024
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Please reach out to Jack at or with any questions or concerns.

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