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

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week to Dr. Brian Brennan, who was promoted to the rank of Colonel. Well deserved, sir!

Play of the week to Dr. Topher Stark and Dr. Andrew Warren had an eventful 24 hour shift on Saturday in the NICU. Topher did an amazing job with delivery room care, acquiring access, coordinating nursing and specialist care and keeping the family updated. Andrew Warren was unwavering in his ability to communicate with nurses, stabilizing the infant and help with procedures. The NICU team saved this infants life, great work everyone!

Alexis Ghersi will be Acting Chief Resident from 10OCT-13OCT, please reach out to her via text/email for any specific concerns with schedule or call-outs.





Time and Location


Monday, 10/9

NO MORNING REPORT: Federal Holiday

Tuesday, 10/10

MR: Case, Lecture: Vegetarian Diets - Rachel Silverman

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 10/11


0745-0850 Sim Center - Heroes Building 4th Floor

Residents and Medical Students Only

Thursday, 10/12

MR: Dr. Ghersi CPC

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All welcome

Friday, 10/13

MR: Board Review

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

31AUG: PAS Abstract Submissions Open

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

17OCT: SOCR Meeting (Email Dr. K or Dr. Zanetti to Sign Up)

20OCT-24OCT: AAP Conference (DC)

25OCT: AHD (Nephrology)

Continuity Clinic: Coding Boot Camp



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:

Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident and Program Coordinator Office!

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).

Perinatal Resolve Through Sharing In-Person Bereavement Training

When: Oct 25-26, 2023

Are you interested in providing the best care possible to families with fetal & neonatal death? Our relationship-based approach to perinatal bereavement will help develop or enhance your personal awareness for providing bereavement care.

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:

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

SOCR Committee

  • Next meeting is 17OCT

  • Please email Dr. Zanetti and Dr. Kolasinski if you would like to sign up.

  • 0700 and possible 1200 session

  • Can present via Google Meet or in-person

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 NEW!! THIS WEEK!

USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE)


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

SOUS Winter Newsletter NEW!!!:

AAP SOUS invites you to contribute to our Winter 2023 Edition of the AAP SOUS Newsletter.

We are looking for:

  1. Opinion Pieces: Share insights on current trends, news, or thought-provoking ideas

  2. Community Spotlights: Highlight achievements, projects, or initiatives

  3. Updates: Offer insights on how your clinic, hospital, or program is doing

  4. Artwork: photography, drawings, paintings, photos of woodworking and/or sculptures etc...

  5. Fur babies: Share a photo of the fur-babies at home that bring you joy

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Length: Aim for 500-1200 words, flexible

  2. Include images, charts, graphs

  3. Deadline: 01 NOV 2023

Please send your work or any questions to

Upcoming Conferences:

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

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

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

AMOPS Annual Meeting: February 28th-March 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma NEW!!


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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