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Plan of the Week: September 24th- September 30th

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Robert Crutcher, who had his promotion ceremony to LCDR! Congrats Rob!

Additional Play of the week to Dr. Kevin Westbrook for coordinating an excellent volunteer opportunity with the Teddy Bear Clinic at the Nation Museum of Health and Medicine at Fort Detrick. Thank you to Dr. Rebecca Morgis, Dr. Brandon Neal, Dr. Colin McNamara, Dr. Lisa Sukenaga, and two great rotating fourth year medical students, Brenda Zhang and Simal Ali for volunteering!

Play of the week to Dr. Bailey Howard who coordinated four ED consults and multiple admissions during a shift, part of which she was the only resident on the Ward. Thank you for stepping up!





Time and Location


Monday, 9/25

MR: Case, Lecture: Endocrine - Dr. Reynolds

0745-0815 America 2525

All Welcome

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, 9/26


0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 9/27

NO MORNING REPORT: Academic Half Day

AHD: Genetics and Metabolism

1300-1500 Canyon Conference Room

Medical Students and Residents Only

Housestaff Meeting

1500-1600 Canyon Conference Room

Residents Only

Thursday, 9/28

MR: Case, Lecture: Bleeding - Dr. Vasta

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All welcome

Friday, 9/29

MR: Case, Lecture: Impending Respiratory Failure - Dr. Garren

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

31AUG: PAS Abstract Submissions Open

25SEP: Anna Casey

27SEP: AHD - Genetics

05OCT: Noelle Molter


18OCT: Rob Crutcher

09OCT: Indigenous Peoples Day (Clinics Closed)

13OCT: Chief Resident Statement Due Date

20OCT-24OCT: AAP Conference (DC)

Continuity Clinic: Behavior II: Colic and Toilet Training



Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!

All Staff Updates

PCMH Assignments

  • Below are the most updated PCMH and Admin Assignments

  • For any changes to clinic assignments, as well as adding in Continuity patients, please send a message to Red Team Scheduling, and CC Jack, Dr. Carr, and Ms. Putney.

  • Please check your Amion and Genesis Schedules regularly to ensure that they match up and there are no appointments accidentally placed on the wrong day. If so, please reach out to Jack and the Admin Team ASAP.

Admin Assigments 23-24 as of 20230911
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Organization of WR-B Pediatric Medical Home TEAMS September 2023
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Cribsiders Podcast: Complex Care - Making Medical Care Less Complex for Patients and Families

  • Dr. Perkins forwarded this excellent podcast from the Cribsiders, thank you ma'am!

  • Makes complex care a little less complex by reviewing the key elements of history-taking for patients with medical technology.

  • Discusses management of acute clinical presentations and the role of the complex care physician in providing excellent care for this unique patient population.

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.

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!

Faculty Development NEW!!

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:

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MedStudy has been activated for all PGY-3s!

  • This is an excellent resource for Board Studying, and will be available for a full year after activation. Best of luck!

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)
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Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU THIS WEEK!!

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

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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