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Plan of the Week: May 7th - May 13th

Updated: May 8, 2023

Plays of the Week:

A BIG congratulations to Billy Bennett, who got married to his fiancée, Meg, in Annapolis with their immediate families! 🎉

Play of the week goes to all of our PAS presenters last week!

- Anthony Lucido: "Development and Implementation of a Novel Abscess Trainer in Graduate Medical Education"

- Brian Graziose: "Using an Innovative Model to Improve Performance of the Infant Hip Exam"

- Theresa Urbina: "Salivary Sampling as a Noninvasive Method of Monitoring Gentamicin Levels in Neonates"

- Colin McNamara: ""Hole" Exome - Phenotyping to Fill the Holes in Whole Exome Sequencing"

- Chase Groomes: "Ru’ach: Mastery Learning Teletraining to Ensure Effective Ventilation in Neonatal Resuscitation"

- Alex Mauro: "Naloxone Co-Dispensing for High-Risk Opioid Prescriptions in the Pediatric and Young Adult Population"

- Matt Penfold: "Monthly Rates and Risk Factors for Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae Infections in US Military Dependents before and during COVID-19"

- Emily Ferraro: "Trends of Cardiac Complaints In Pediatric and Young Adult Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

- Elizabeth Schulz: "When Taking Pay Off the Table: A Qualitative Study of Gender Equity for Academic Leaders in the US Military"

Play of the week goes to Dr. Colin McNamara, who was awarded the USU Dept of Pediatrics WRNMMC Resident Teacher of the Year for 2022!

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Ferrara, who strongly advocated for improved Navy GME-trainee Fitreps changes! We appreciate your support!

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Arora and Dr. Lara for stepping in and covering the MICC.

Last but not least, play of the week goes to Dr. Elmore, who had her official last day at Walter Reed. She will be greatly missed!





Time and Location


Monday, 5/8 Block 12 Starts

MR: Case & Orient to Service

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Intern CSA

1230 - 1600 Val G. Hemming Sim Center

Identified Interns Only (see below)

Tuesday, 5/9

MR: Mauro CPC

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Intern CSA

1230 - 1600 Val G. Hemming Sim Center

Identified Interns Only (see below)

Wednesday, 5/10

SIM/Skills: LP (Crecelius and Helfrich), Bladder Cath (Schulz), and Friedman (tourniquet)

0745 - 0850

All welcome

Intern CSA

1230 - 1600 Val G. Hemming Sim Center

Identified Interns Only (see below)

Thursday, 5/11

MR: Case & GI Lecture, Burklow

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 5/12

MR: Case & Davis Journal Club

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome; see below for journal club article

Journal Club Article:

Download PDF • 797KB

WR NCR Competition:

Poster Week 2023_Layout_Peds Highlighted
Download PDF • 161KB
Symposium_Schedule_2023_Peds Highlighted
Download PDF • 141KB

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

14MAY: Elizabeth Rahman's Birthday 🎉 & Mother's Day

16-18MAY: CC OpMed Field Trip

18MAY: National Speech Pathologist Day

21MAY: JDRF Walk


10JUN: Hail & Farewell

Do you have a birthday that you want added to the calendar? Email/text Britt



Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!

Get to Know Our Rotating Clerkship Medical Students!

All Staff Updates

Hail & Farewell Coverage

  • We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to cover the ward Saturday 10JUN (0600-0600) to allow our hardworking residents to attend the NCC Peds Hail & Farewell. Below are the available shifts (this can either be two 12-hour shifts, or one 24-hour shift). A BIG thank you to the NICU team and their already planned coverage.

  • Saturday, 10JUN 0600 – 1700

  • Saturday, 10JUN 1700 – Sunday, 11JUN 0600

  • Email Britt (chief.resident@nccpeds) if you are interested!

Get to know our incoming interns and returning GMO

  • Check out the PDF below!

Get to Know Our Incoming Interns and Returning GMO
Download • 5.87MB

The Annual JDRF One Walk: Saturday, May 21st

Updated Base Gate Operations

  • Over the next few months, Naval Support Activity Bethesda will be working to expand its gate operations, providing more options for traffic entering and exiting the installation.

  • Gate 4 – which is the Navy Lodge gate located at the top of the USU garage tunnel exit ramp – will open from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Do you want gate updates texted to your phone? Text "nsabtraffic" to 888777

MHS Genesis Updates:

Important Announcements:

MHS GENESIS Peds Provider Survival Guide 1
Download PDF • 6.98MB
  • Looking for a pharmacy in Genesis? Check out this quick guide

NCR Military and TPHD Pharmacies Accepting E-Prescriptions
Download PDF • 70KB


Resident-Specific Updates

Don't forget to reach out to your Block 12 Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule. View the attachment below for the most up-to-date contact information.

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED APR 2023
Download PDF • 69KB

Intern Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) Information

  • This is an opportunity to get feedback on clinical skills in the setting of patient care simulation.The CSA is not something you have to pass to get to PGY2 year; it's just for feedback and personal improvement.

  • When: May 8-10th (you are assigned to only one of the afternoon sessions -- see below)

  • Where: Val G Hemming Simulation Center at Forest Glen

  • Who: both WR and CNMC interns!

  • Dress Code: Civilian business clothes; no military uniforms please!

  • If you are on an inpatient service, do not worry because we have you covered by a cross-covering resident. If you are on nights, you will go to your night shift following your CSA and will not break duty hours based on how you are scheduled.

  • Assignments

    • Monday, May 8th -- Hanciles, McNamara

    • Tuesday, May 9th -- Davis, Martin, Warren

    • Wednesday, May 10th -- Liggett, Sukenaga, Westbrook

PI/QI Project

  • 6JUNE: 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.

    • If you haven't done so already, please ensure that one of the members of your group can present on 6/6.

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s only)

  • This week's focus: Out-Processing Section


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

SOCR Updates:

  • Next meeting will take place May 16th, please email Dr. Zanetti and Dr. Kolasinski if you would like to sign up for one of the time slots: 0700, 0715, 0730, 1200, 1215, 1230, and 1245.

  • Please note, this will be our last session of the academic year (and last opportunity for interns to start PGY2 with a second ARM half day). The next session will occur in July.

A brief overview of the program is below:

Scholarly work mentoring contract - Apr 2021
Download PDF • 495KB
SOCR Project Proposal Template updated
Download DOCX • 13KB
ARM Longitudinal Curriculum AY 2022-23
Download PDF • 308KB

Upcoming Conferences:

6th annual Architecture of High Value Health Care: October 12-14th in Baltimore, MD

AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington, DC






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