Plays of the Week:
Play of the week goes to all of the NCE Awardees from last weekend:
Play of the week also goes to Dr. Emily Ferraro, who graciously stepped in on backup on an incredibly busy ward day.
Play of the week also goes to Drs. Colin McNamara and Nicole Martin on their impressive MR case presentations last week.
Play of the week also goes to Drs. Colin McNamara, Brian Graziose, Sidney Zven, and Kristen Smith on their poster presentation acceptance, “Combatting Food Insecurity in the Military: A Standardized Approach to Screening at Risk Families for WIC Eligibility” to the 2023 AMSUS Annual Meeting
Play of the week also goes to Dr. Jack Goetzman for his two abstract submissions, "Early Management of Afghani Evacuees" and "Humanitarian Mission at Home: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Experience in Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome" (co-authored with Dr. Leela Patel). One of his articles was also featured here.
Play of the week goes to Dr. Rob Crutcher, who recently did a primary care evaluation of a grade school age child with concern for Autism. He utilized a sub-specialty level tool (CARS-2) in his primary care clinic to aid his evaluation AND he communicated his assessment and clinical question in a succinct and organized referral. Way to make your Devo faculty proud!
Additionally, Play of the week goes to Dr. Hepps! …because she knows the secret to a 1-day resident pass from morning report! Ask Schulz, Groomes, or Hepps for more details on YOUR 1-day morning report freebie pass!
Last but not least, a huge thank you to Drs. Jack Goetzman and Sidney Zven for stepping in as acting Chief Residents during my absence.
Time and Location
Monday, 10/17 Block 5 Starts
MR: Case & Orient to Service
0745 - 0810
America 2525 B/C
Tuesday, 10/18 Rob Crutcher's Birthday🎉
MR: MMOC (Tri-Service Break-Out Groups)
0745 - 0850
ARMY: America 2525 B/C
AF: America 2525 A
NAVY: Audiology Conf Rm 5406 (Bldg 19)
Grand Rounds Gender Identity in 2022:
What Military Pediatricians Need to Know, Dr. Noelle Larson
All welcome; in-person audience preferred
MR: Case and Pulmonology Lecture, Mulreany
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
AF Consultant Meetings
1300 - 1600 Virtual Meetings
Select PGY-2/3s and AF Leadership
MR: Board Review, Bumgardner
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
Medical Students and Residents Only
I will be on emergency leave from 15-18OCT. For any acute call/morning report issues, please reach out to Capt Sidney Zven.
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
5NOV: Lauren Schroeder's Birthday
6NOV: Andrew Warren's Birthday
4NOV: Hanciles Journal Club
9NOV: Lisa Sukenaga's Birthday
6NOV: Daylight Savings Time Ends
Meet our Rotating Medical Students!
All Staff Updates
Staff: October 11-21st (Mon-Fri from 0700-1500) in the COVID Vaccine Site (Arrowhead Zone, Bldg 9)
Patients: October 24th
CODE GREEN/MASCAL Event
Emergency Management briefed the plan for the upcoming MASCAL event on Thursday, 3NOV
Anticipated duration is 2 hours; will include approximately 400 personnel
Allyship Journal Club
Journal Club will be held at 1200EST on 24Oct.
The materials are: 1. Sabin JA. Tackling implicit bias in health care. New England Journal of Medicine. 2022 Jul 14;387(2):105-7. (below)
2. Implicit Bias in Higher Ed , Russell McClain
This is the Zoom link for the event: https://usuhs.zoom.us/j/93949719249?pwd=YjE2STZwaFAwMGQ4YVJweWxOZU9zQT09 Passcode: 252255
Pediatrics Obesity Education Survey
Help CAPT Emerick and her curriculum development team improve our Pediatrics Obesity Education. Your answers will directly impact the educational content we plan to deliver this Spring!
Please consider clicking on the link here and sharing 2-3 minutes of your time in order to help gauge interest in further education on the care of pediatric obesity within the clinical setting. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Aiding Families through Deployment
We are looking to create a set of resources that can be used to support active-duty families before, during, and after deployments, particularly related to the psychosocial effects of parental separation on children.
Please complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/3qG3GdkYUU6RA7Mc9 (if staff, choose "other")
In our two-pronged approach, we hope to further educate and prepare pediatricians for assisting families during these times, as well as create a resource for families. We hope that by familiarizing pediatricians with, and educating parents on, the known effects of deployment we will be able to provide an extra layer of support for these children.
AAP SOUS Newsletter
Call for submissions: interested in essays on personal experiences, pediatric or operational expertise, description of innovative programs, and artistic endeavors, including visual or written art!
The newsletter is a great way to showcase the wonderful work going on within the section as well as assist others in creative problem-solving as they work in the military pediatrics setting.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience (NLT October 21).
Annual Regulatory Training
Please take a few minutes to make sure you are up-to-date on Annual Regulatory Training (ART)
MHS Genesis Updates:
PI/QI: Next Session is 1NOV
Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting
Please view your project-specific template and assign the resident team lead for each future session
BG Protocol: email@example.com
Discharge Appts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient Education: email@example.com
APPD AIMS (Advancing Inclusiveness in Medical Education Scholars) Program Application Opening
AIM Scholars programming on Monday, March 27th before the APPD Annual Spring Meeting, including
Overview of careers in medical education
Networking with APPD leadership and members
Paired with a faculty mentor outside of your institution who is a member of the URiM in Peds GME learning community
Attend the URiM in Peds GME learning community meeting during the conference
2nd year categorical pediatric resident or child neurology resident or 3rd year resident in a combined pediatrics program in good standing at a residency program that is a member of APPD
Underrepresented in medicine: as defined by the AAMC, "those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population"
Have an interest in pursuing a career in pediatric medical education leadership
Required to attend the pre-conference and spring APPD meeting
Complete online application
Short essay questions,
Why are you interested in applying for this program? How does it align with your future career goals in medical education leadership?
What specific goals or skill sets would you like to gain from this program?
What skill sets and/or perspectives do you bring to this program?
Letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director
Letter of recommendation from another Pediatric Faculty Member at your institution
To learn more about the program, past cohorts, and complete application, click here. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 9th (11:59p Eastern). Notifications will be sent out by early December.
USU Teaching Opportunities (NEW OPPORTUNITY)
Clerkship Round Robin
Contact Dr. Sebastian Lara (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
Able to interact with students of the class who have their Peds rotation coming up in the subsequent 3 months. Designed to mimic a clinic half day, each faculty member will be in an MDL room with your particular case. The students have 30 minutes with you to go through the case/skills. Then there is a 10-minute buffer between rooms. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times. There are 9-10 students per group.
Introduction to Clinical Reasoning (ICR) “Neonatal Transitions”: January 18th, 2023 (1300-1700)
The two cases that will be discussed in this ICR session involve an infant with respiratory distress.
Please sign up via the sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA9A729A3FBC43-neonatal
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (email@example.com) if interested