Plays of the Week:
Play of the week to Dr. Bailey Howard and her husband, Marcus, and Dr. Colin McNamara and his wife Clara, for their weddings this weekend. Congratulations!!
Additional Play of the Week to Dr. Robert Crutcher, who picked up an extra Ward shift over the holiday weekend. Thank you for stepping up!
A big Thank You to everyone who covered during the outage over the weekend. Everything went smoothly thanks to everyone's prep and diligence!
Time and Location
MR: Case, Lecture: Nephrology - Dr. Ferrara
0745-0850 America 2525
MR: Case, Lecture: Psychological Abuse - Dr. Deye
Annual Pediatric Memorial Service
1600-1700 USO Warrior and Family Center
0745-0850 Sim Center - Heroes Building 4th Floor
Residents and Medical Students Only
MR: Case, Lecture: Food Allergies - Dr. McMurray
0745 - 0850 Canyon Conference Room
NO MORNING REPORT RESIDENT RETREAT
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
31AUG: PAS Abstract Submissions Open
14SEP: Marianna Caballero and Rebecca Morgis
13SEP: PEC #2
15SEP: Daniel Rochford
15SEP: Resident Fall Retreat
25SEP: Anna Casey
18SEP: Block 4 Starts and Air Force Birthday!
05OCT: Noelle Molter
27SEP: AHD - Genetics
18OCT: Rob Crutcher
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
Our Peds Otolaryngologist, Dr. Jonathan Perkins, is now credentialed and will start seeing patients here at Walter Reed in the next couple weeks.
Feel free to reach out or refer patients for any of the following reasons, Dr. Perkins email is email@example.com.
-General pediatric ENT (recurrent ear infections, tonsil/adenoid disease, sleep disordered breathing)
-Head and neck masses (both benign branchial cleft cysts, thyroglossal duct cysts and malignant)
-Airway, voice, and aerodigestive disorders
-Pediatric hearing loss
-Microtia and aural atresia
-Thyroid disease and malignancy including FNA
-Vascular anomalies (infantile hemangioma, venous malformations, AVMs, etc) which I’m comfortable with both medical and surgical management of these conditions
Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:
Continuous 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).
Where: Microsoft Teams Meeting
ITE Scores are available!
Please review your score sheet, with a mind on areas of focus for studying and study plan.
Speak with your Academic Advisor
Block 4 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!
USU Teaching Opportunities
Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
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. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times to groups of 9-10 students.
ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU (COMING UP!)
USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE)
There are two upcoming information sessions for those considering applying to or continuing their path in HPE. The calls include a short presentation on the HPE certificate and degree options, the mission of the program, the admissions process, and then time for Q&A. There are opportunities for a Certificate of Completion or even a Master's Degree if interested.
Wed., Sept. 27 at 1400 ET for Current and returning learners interested in pursuing a degree.
Thurs., Oct 5 at 2000 ET for Prospective applicants who are applying for the first time.
Deadline to apply in 01NOV
Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences
APA Call for Applications: https://www.academicpeds.org/programs-awards-apas-call-for-applications/
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
6th annual Architecture of High Value Health Care: October 12-14th in Baltimore, MD
AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington
Registration and hotel reservations will open for AAP members on May 2 at 10AM CDT and open for all on May 9 at 10am CDT. The conference schedule will be released on May 2.
SOUS AAP Agenda:
COMPRA: November 3rd-5th in San Antonio, Texas
PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario
Call for Abstracts will open on August 31, 2023, and close on November 1, 2023
The fee for abstracts is $100 USD
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
Current leave process
Please send email to Jack and Military Advisor notifying of specific leave requests
Please use IPPS-A for all leave/absence requests; go to https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/app/login and login with your CAC
Make sure you change your email in order to receive email notifications -> My Profile -> My Current Profile -> down arrow next to name -> Personal Details -> Contact Details
Submit Leave to your specific Military Advisor
Click My Absences in the home page
Complete the appropriate information, an example of chargeable leave is below:
Absence Type: 1-Chargeable Absence
Absence Name: Absence
Absence Reason: 01- Annual (Ordinary) Absence and complete the remainder of the page
Enter Start and End Dates
For supervisor ID: direct it to 1SG Michael Leinweber
Complete address information with the location of where you are going
Make sure you continue to send leave dates and locations to the Peds Leave Listserv: email@example.com
See the powerpoint below for instructions
Laurie Creel is on extended leave; please forward any questions/concerns to Dr. Zanetti and feel free to reach out to Major Hoffmann directly with questions on pay, leave, etc
Please submit leave requests to either Dr. Zanetti, Maj Hoffman or Jack Goetzman
To schedule a test, please contact the following individuals:
TSgt Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thursday @1400
SSgt Starr: email@example.com
Mondays and Fridays @1400
Navy will shift to winter uniforms on 01OCT!
Please reach out to Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.