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Plan of the Week: October 1st to October 6th

Plays of the Week:

Congress passed a 45 day spending bill, going until November 17th. No government shut down for now.

Play of the week to Dr. Carr, who was in Germany for the past 10 days helping with their Genesis Roll-Out. She had a reunion with NCC Peds graduate Dr. McFadden.

Play of the week goes to Dr. Brandon Neal and Dr. McKenzie Bowling, who helped another resident jump their car and give them a ride home later. Way to look out for each other!

Hardcopies of the Scutdog are now available! Huge thank you to Dr. Brittany Bumgardner and Ms. Theresa Kiefer for making it happen! Please come by the Chief Resident Office to pickup a copy, they will also be available at Morning Report, and I will try and distribute around the hospital.





Time and Location


Monday, 10/2

Education Meeting

0730-0850 America 2525

Academic & Military Advisors, Rotation Supervisors, Residency Leadership

Reverse Education

0745-0850 Canyon Conference Room

Residents Only

Tuesday, 10/3

PI: Countermeasures and Data Collection

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

PI/QI Project EIRB Due!!

Wednesday, 10/4

Grand Rounds: Neurology - Dr. David Horvat

0745-0850 Virtual Only! Link

All Welcome!

Thursday, 10/5

MR: Case, Lecture: Journal Club - Dr. Madeleine Mascitti

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All welcome

Friday, 10/6

MR: Case, Lecture: Neonatal Transfusions - Dr. Stark

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

31AUG: PAS Abstract Submissions Open

05OCT: Noelle Molter


18OCT: Rob Crutcher

09OCT: Indigenous Peoples Day (Clinics Closed)

06NOV: Andrew Warren

13OCT: Chief Resident Statement Due Date

09NOV: Lisa Sukenaga

15OCT: JGMESB- Supporting docs due

20OCT-24OCT: AAP Conference (DC)

Continuity Clinic: Toxic Stress



Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!

All Staff Updates

Influenza Vaccine Drive

  • 3-9OCT: Staff Only at WRNMMC

  • 12-28OCT: mobile vaccine mission across NCR (WRNMMC is lead this year)

  • 30OCT-15DEC: beneficiary flu drive at WRNMMC

COVID Vaccines

  • There are currently no COVID vaccines available at Walter Reed, with the new update to CDC recommendations for boosters for everyone greater than 6 months, order has been placed for large supply going forward.

  • Please do not send anyone to the Immunizations Clinic for COVID vaccine at this time.

Flu Vaccine and URI Return to Work:

- Vaccination: Not Mandatory, but highly recommended. The high-dose flu vaccine for those over 65 years old will be available at our flu/COVID drive location (Bldg. 9, 1st floor mezzanine outside the Gastroenterology clinic) beginning on Monday, October 2.

- Please note that we have not yet received either our standard dose flu vaccine or the updated monovalent COVID-19 vaccine, but we are expecting delivery and will update as soon as they are available. In the meantime, you are encouraged to seek COVID-19 and flu vaccines in the community. For a list of pharmacies offering these vaccines, click here

- Walter Reed's Influenza-like Illness Return to Work precautions are attached below

WRNMMC ILI Work Resttictions Memo
Download PDF • 1.17MB

Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:

Symposium: Personal Finance for the Military Physician

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

NICU Graduation Party!

  • Baby Luke, who a large number of us took care of during his NICU stay, is having a party to celebrate his Baptism and being home from the hospital. His parents have graciously invited all who took care of him to come!

  • Sunday, October 8th from 1100-1300 at the Army Navy Country Club at 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

  • Please RSVP here if you plan to attend!

AY23-24 CME Credit NEW!!!

New sign-in sheet at morning report: We will be having a new two-part sign-in sheet: Morning report CASE ONLY attendance (not CME-eligible) This section will have ALL staff listed

Morning report CASE and LECTURE attendance (CME-eligible) Staff must sign-up for the fiscal year’s CME activity to appear in the drop-down box.

Signing up for AY23-24 CME Either sign-up on the website (see below for instructions) or complete the MR form information on the iPad starting October 2nd (please allow 2 weeks for new staff to be listed on the dropdown list). Signing up for AY23-24 CME Activity: 1. Go to 2. Click on 'Activity Registration' from the menu on the left. 3. Search for “Current Topics in Pediatrics – FY 2024 WRNMMC". The activity ID is 2023-1039. 4. Register!

Faculty Development

You must register for all courses at this website:

New Faculty Primer (IN-PERSON) Date: 27 September 2023 Time: 07:30 - 16:00 Location: USU JOINT SESSIONS and BREAKOUT B: Bldg C, Lect Rm C2

It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 20 November 2023 Time: 08:00 - 10:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3

Mentorship Half-Day (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 12 December 2023 Time: 08:00 - 12:15 Track: Academic Leadership Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3

It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 27 February 2024 Time: 13:00 - 15:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg C, Lect Rm C1 It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 22 May 2024 Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Rm A2053


Resident-Specific Updates


  • PI/QI Projects should now be in their data collection and contemplating countermeasures stage. Please reach out if you are having any issues with Carepoint or other data collection methods.

  • eIRB is due by October 3rd, please start working on this process, and can be taken almost directly from your A3 slides.

  • Dr. Zanetti's EIRB Go-By:

Download DOCX • 968KB

Block 5 Schedules

  • 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 SEPTEMBER 2023 (1)
Download PDF • 113KB


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU

USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE) THIS WEEK!!


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program

  • The NCScholars Program is a mentorship program aimed at increasing the diversity of the academic pediatric workforce.

  • As part of an ongoing commitment to increasing provider diversity in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP), the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) has partnered with the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) to sponsor one pediatric resident per year in the New Century (NC) Scholars Resident Mentoring Program.

  • Please let Jack and Dr. Patterson know if interested, deadline to apply is Sunday, October 1st

Upcoming Conferences:

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

AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington

COMPRA: November 3rd-5th in San Antonio, Texas

Region 4 Meeting: February 24-25th in Charlottesville, Virginia NEW!!

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


Community Pediatrics Updates:

Child Health Advocacy in Action: A Pediatrician Rally with Policymakers

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time:12-2 pm, final time pending permit approval

Location: U.S. Capitol Grounds, final location pending permit approval






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

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