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 🇺🇸
MR: Case & Type 2 DM Lecture, McConnell
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
MR: Case & Immunizations Part III Lecture, Rajnik
0745 - 0850
America 2525 B/C
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***
Thursday, 9/15 National Neonatal Nurses Day 👶🏽 and First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month
America 2525 B/C
RESIDENT FALL RETREAT 🍂🍁🍃⛳️🪖🎖✈️⚓️
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
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
18SEP: Air Force Birthday ✈️
14SEP: Marianna Caballero's Birthday
20SEP: Broughton CPC
20SEP: Bailey Howard's Birthday
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. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QLX2S3P
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.
Air Force's 75th Birthday Celebrations (18SEP)
Where: Rice Hall
When: 15 September 2022 @ 1000
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
When: September 15, 2022 @ 1830
Where: Audi Field Washington, DC
The Air & Space Expo
When: September 17 - 18, 2022 @ 0900 - 1700
Where: Joint Base Andrews
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: @mail.mil to @health.mil 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 @mail.mil 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
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a quick email after the conversation, so she can follow up the next business day. Please view the standard PSU discharge instructions below.
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
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
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.
Reproduction and Endocrinology Module: September 22, 26, 29th
Adolescent Psychosocial Interview: September 27th 1000-1230
Contact Dr. John Berry (email@example.com) if interested
The medical students get two lectures that morning (intro to HEADSSS and Adolescent-Specific care in the military system). The students then see a modeled HEADSSS exam and then break into virtual groups (2 per room) and take turns role-playing as the patient and provider in 2 different adolescent scenarios. The students then come back together to discuss lessons learned from performing the HEADSSS exam. Teaching in this session would entail facilitating the debrief small groups of 12-15 students.