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Plan of the Week: Nov 13 - Nov 19

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Drs. Sidney Zven and Brian Graziose, who did a PHENOMENAL job at COMPRA this past weekend! Dr. Graziose even won the annual award for best resident presentation from across 4 represented MHS sites

Another play of the week to Dr. Sidney Zven for seamlessly covering down and doing an excellent job seeing a sick Pulmonary patient. Thank you for your assistance and dedication to good patient care!





Time and Location


Monday, 11/14 Block 6 Starts

MR: Case and Orient to Service

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 11/15

MR: Case and Warren's Journal Club

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome; please see link to journal article below

Wednesday, 11/16

Grand Rounds: Understanding and Interrupting Racism to Improve Child and Family Health, Dr. Susan Manning

0745 - 0845 Virtual Platform Only Meeting ID: 999 6780 8867

Passcode: 7271775

All welcome

Thursday, 11/17

MR: Case and Can't Sleep, Won't Sleep: All About Insomnia Lecture, Arora

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 11/18

MR: Case and Navigating Gen Peds Clinic Lecture, Hopkins

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Air Force Mentoring Session

0730 - 1130 Bldg 1, 3rd Floor, classroom B (3464)

AF Residents and Medical Students (see the AIR FORCE SECTION for more details); may come and go as you are able to

Andrew Warren's Journal Club Article: Early Subthreshold Aerobic Exercise for Sport-Related Concussion

Concussion RCT Warren JC
Download PDF • 457KB

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

24NOV: Thanksgiving Day (Outpatient Clinics Closed)

9DEC: Anthony Lucido's Birthday

25NOV: Native American Heritage Day (Minimal Manning Day)

1DEC: Case Report Hackathon

8DEC: Ben Jack's CPC

9DEC: Holiday Party ❄️



All Staff Updates

Ward Resident Coverage

  • Looking for a way to give back to the residents for the holidays? We are looking for individuals to help cover the ward overnight on 9Dec to allow for the residents to attend the Holiday Party

  • Please email Britt Bumgardner ( if interested

Amoxicillin Shortage and Alternatives

  • There is a nationwide Amoxicillin shortage that may impact patient care in the near future. WRNMMC Pharmacy currently has a few bottles of Amox in stock with a rush order that should be arriving by Monday.

  • If Amoxicillin is not available, pharmacy will contact providers to request an alternative medication order. Attached is a list of alternative antibiotics that can be used in place of Amoxicillin that was developed by Peds ID and Pharmacy for your reference. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Peds ID or Pharmacy with any questions.

Amox Shortage Alternatives_Nov 2022
Download PDF • 93KB

COVID Vaccine Updates

  • Pfizer Pediatric bivalent COVID boosters are now available for ages 5-11 years


Resident-Specific Updates

Semi-Annual PD Meeting

  • 30-minute session to review your progress from the 1st half of the academic year and your short and long-term goals.

  • Scheduling

    • PD Meeting Google Calendar Link:


      • Access the calendar on your phone or other personal device

      • Look at 11/21-12/22

      • Availability is listed as "Dr. Hepps PD Meeting Slots"

      • Within the block of availability, ADD a NEW 30-min block with your name, indicating your preferred meeting time

    • PRO-TIPS:

      • Do not delete or type over the "Dr. Hepps PD Meeting Slots", as this deletes the entire slot for the day.

      • Make sure you are entering your NEW slot into the "NCC Peds PD Meeting Calendar" and not your personal calendar, which is the default on most devices.

      • If you're having trouble using the GoogleCalendar, text or email Dr. Hepps which slot you want, and she will enter it into the calendar.

  • Pre-Meeting Work:

    • PD Semi-Annual Review Template: complete the "Resident Requirements" at the bottom of page 1 (see below)

    • Procedure Verification Report: update your procedure log on MedHub

    • Update MedHub Resident Portfolio: upload documents to your portfolio (find the step-by-step guide on the Resident Homepage)

    • Initiate Military Training Report (Army- OER support form; Navy- Block 41; AF- nothing to do right now)

PD Semiannual Review template-AY22-23
Download PDF • 174KB

MHS Genesis Updates:

PI/QI: Next Session is 6DEC


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

15th Annual Research & Innovations Month (May)


Abstract Submission (NEW)

Upcoming Conferences:

AMSUS Annual Meeting 2023: February 13-16th at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD

Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference 2023 (NEW OPPORTUNITY): April 27-May 1st in Washington, DC






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