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Plan of the Week: Sep 11 - Sep 17

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to the Rees family who welcomed Baby Bhumik this past Monday!

Play of the week goes to MSIV Allison Denny, and Drs. Rob Crutcher and Amy Davis, for their assistance in the delivery of an extremely premature infant in the NICU earlier last week. Their additional help made everything go seamlessly.

Play of the week also goes to Drs. Brian Graziose and Sidney Zven, as well as their mentor, Dr. Lopreiato, on their abstract acceptance, "Use of an Infant Hip Model to Assess Skills and Recognition of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip" to the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Elise Reddington for getting a champagne tap 🍾 during her IFH ED rotation!

Last but not least, play of the week goes to Dr. Allison Helfrich who went above and beyond during her attending week on the ward as an educator and mentor for the team.





Time and Location


Sunday, 9/11 Remembrance Day 🇺🇸

Monday, 9/12

MR: Case & Type 2 DM Lecture, McConnell

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 9/13

MR: Case & Immunizations Part III Lecture, Rajnik

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Wednesday, 9/14 Marianna Caballero's Birthday 🎉

SIM/Skills: Suturing (Dr. Janssen), Foreign Body Removal (Dr. Patterson), and Abscess I&D


SIM Center (4th Floor Heroes Bldg) ***3rd Deck Team report to the PICU***

Medical Students and Residents Only SIM/Skills Google Classroom Link

Thursday, 9/15 National Neonatal Nurses Day 👶🏽 and First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month



America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 9/16


1000: Top Golf Germantown 1330: USO (4565 Taylor Rd Bldg 83, Bethesda, MD 20815)

Residents, Residency Leadership, and Military Advisors Only

Dept of Pediatrics Staff Meeting


MS Teams

Staff Only

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

18SEP: Air Force Birthday ✈️

14SEP: Marianna Caballero's Birthday

​20SEP: Broughton CPC

​20SEP: Bailey Howard's Birthday

​22SEP: M&M

5OCT: Noelle Molter's Birthday

23SEP: Virtual Regional APPD

26SEP: Rosh Hashanah



Meet our Rotating Medical Students!


All Staff Updates

ADM Compliance/Note Closures

  • ALL delinquent encounters (patient visits and t-cons) must be closed NLT 23SEP. Please go back in both your patient visit history and t-con history to ensure that all notes are closed by this deadline.

Patient Education PIQI Survey

  • The Patient Education PI/QI team would greatly appreciate your response to this brief survey for all residents and faculty who see patients in the WR Pediatric PCMH.

The New (Digital) Scutdog is Here! Printed copies will be available in a couple weeks, but until then please download the following PDF to your phone.

Scutdog 2022-2023
Download PDF • 8.77MB

Air Force's 75th Birthday Celebrations (18SEP)

  • USU Celebration:

    • Where: Rice Hall

    • When: 15 September 2022 @ 1000

    • Uniform: OCP's/NWU

    • MC: TSgt Brill-Araiza; Guest Speaker: Lt Col Zachary Groover

  • The Department of the Air Force Tattoo Celebration - Innovate, Accelerate, Thrive - The Air Force at 75

  • The Air & Space Expo

  • The Air Force Heritage Memorial to Memorial (M2M) Ride

    • When: September 15 - 18, 2022

    • Where: Wright Brothers Memorial (NC) to the Air Force Memorial (Washington DC) routes vary daily

Transition to NEW Email Domain: to will occur no later than 30SEP

  • Back-up current mailbox and save desired files from MS Teams to local share drives and desktops.

  • WRNMMC users will be migrated to MED365 E-Mail on 18 September. There are a few things we recommend that you complete prior to your migration.

  • Once you have converted over to the new domain name, please make sure you update any accounts or subscription services that use your email address. Please make sure the following are updated:

    • Thrift Savings Plan, myPay at DFAS, milConnect, JKO, Citi Commercial Card - Government Travel Card, Defense Travel System, NRP platform


Resident-Specific Updates

Please reach out to your Block 4 rotation supervisors and let them know your schedule (Continuity Clinics, ARM days, leave, etc.)

Simulation Center Volunteer

  • The Simulation Center is up for re-accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). We are having a virtual site visit 28Sep. ACS is asking for a resident representative who is familiar with the services offered by the Sim Center to have a "virtual lunch" to talk about the learning opportunities and their personal experiences. I would need one resident and another backup, both available by zoom at /around 11:45 on 28 Sept. Please email Britt Bumgardner if you are interested by Sep 15th.

Help Improve the Peds Endo Curriculum at WRNMMC and throughout the DoD

  • Do you know what U.S. President had a pheochromocytoma? Do you know the highest recorded blood glucose value? I know your time is valuable, but if you can spare 10-15 minutes of your time to complete this survey, the answers to these trivia questions will be revealed!

  • This anonymous survey is an important part of my Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship scholarly project and is meant to gather information regarding the curricula used during Pediatric Endocrinology rotations. The survey does not ask for identifiers and participation is completely voluntary.


PSU After-Hours

  • Residents -- please be aware that parents may call regarding PSU patients (sedated earlier in the particular day). If this occurs, please look up their sedation notes from that day to assist in any questions the family may have. If their concerns require redirection to the ED, please notify the family as well. Follow up any PSU-related questions with NP Susan Kline ( with a quick email after the conversation, so she can follow up the next business day. Please view the standard PSU discharge instructions below.

PSU DC instructions
Download PPTX • 149KB

PI/QI: Next Session is 4OCT (Countermeasures, Step 6)

  • eIRB submission deadline is 15SEP

  • Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting

  • Please view your project-specific template and assign the resident team lead

  • Emails

    • BG Protocol:

    • Discharge Appts:

    • Patient Education:

    • WIC:


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

APPD AIMS (Advancing Inclusiveness in Medical Education Scholars) Program Application Opening

Program Highlights:

  • AIM Scholars programming on Monday, March 27th before the APPD Annual Spring Meeting, including

  • Overview of careers in medical education

  • Panel discussions

  • Speed mentoring

  • 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

Application Requirements:

  • Demographic information

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • 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


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Next SOCR meeting: October 18th

Upcoming Conferences:

APPD Mid-Atlantic Regional Fall Meeting (Virtual): September 23rd, 2022

Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA): November 4-6, 2022

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

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






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