New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 153                                                                            December 13, 2017
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NYCOMEC Calendar
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
1:00 p.m.
Garden Room North
New Trump Pavilion
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
89-40 135th Street,
Jamaica, NY
Annual Membership  Meeting
8:20 a.m. 
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
OMM Workshop for Trainees
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
1:00 p.m.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center-New Trump Pavilion, Garden Room N.
89-40 135 Street
Jamaica, NY
NYCOMEC Hospital Day
Student Activity Center
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webinar: Topic to Be Announced

Denise Burns, D.O.
1/17 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webin ar:  
Research: Experimental Design (Review), Validity (Review), Selection of Subjects, Number of Subjects Needed, Case Presentations

David Yens, Ph.D.
12/21 /2017 
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Presenting Your Research, Getting Your Research Published

David Yens, Ph.D.
1/25 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: 
Incorporating Care of Developmentally Disabled Patients, Into Osteopathic GME

Bernadette Riley, D.O.
1/31 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Basic Statistical Concepts: Measurement Scales, Probability, Parametric Statistics

David Yens, Ph.D.
2/22 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
National Meetings/Events
AOA Osteopathic Medical Educators & Leaders (OMEL) Conference 
January 25 - 26, 2018
Austin, TX
2018 ACGME Educational Conference 
March 1-4, 2018 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 
Orlando, Florida 
2018 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference 

April 18-21, 2018
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
Washington, DC 
NYCOMEC Mission Statement

To continually improve the quality and scope of graduate medical education within the continuum of osteopathic medical education. 

NYCOMEC News and Events

The next Healthcare Leadership program will take place on:  
Friday, January 5, 2018
1:00 PM
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Garden Room North - New Trump Pavilion
89-40 135th Street
Jamaica, NY 11418
Barbara Capozzi, D.O.
Leadership Begins With Self-Awareness

For more information, please email Sharon Player or call (516) 686-3730.
Faculty Development Program: Bridging the Gap between UME and GME

NYCOMEC hosted a faculty development program titled Bridging the Gap between UME and GME, on December 7, 2017, in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Auditorium, located on the NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus.
The program started with a brief overview of the curricula at NYITCOM (Old Westbury and Jonesboro) and TouroCOM (Harlem and Middletown), provided by William Blazey, D.O., Assistant Dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY; Andrea Reed, D.O., Assistant Dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jonesboro, AK; Stephen Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Preclinical Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY; and Arthur Prancan, Ph.D., Preclinical Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, NY. There was discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of the students when they enter their clinical training years, as well as regarding attainment of core expectations upon graduation from undergraduate osteopathic medical education for improved transition to residency.

The audience then engaged in a lengthy and informative question and answer period with the panel of speakers. 
OMM Workshop for Trainees and Faculty

NYCOMEC held an OMM Trainee and Faculty Workshop on December 6, 2017, at NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. Faculty from NYITCOM's Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, helped the trainees enhance their OMM skills on diagnosis and treatment for both inpatient and outpatient settings by working and learning together with their Program Directors and Program Faculty.

The participants were trainees and faculty from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health - Palisades Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center, and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsored NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC co-sponsored, in conjunction with the NYIT Center for Global Health, the Global Health Grand Rounds titled Apocalypse Then and Now: A Public Health Physician's Journey in the Time of HIV on December 1, 2017, in the Rockefeller Auditorium, Old Westbury Campus. The speaker, Scott Kellerman, M.D., M.P.H. co-chair of the Child Survival Working Group,  discussed new innovations in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course Discussed Performance Improvement in Healthcare 

Hospital executives, physicians and managers from NYCOMEC member institutions engaged in an interactive presentation on Performance Improvement Using Lean Methodology, given by Francis Yoo, D.O., Associate Program Director at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. In his presentation, Dr. Yoo used several hospital-based scenarios to demonstrate how GME leaders can implement Six Sigma processes to help increase efficiency and improve outcomes. As a sub-focus to his presentation, Dr. Yoo introduced the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) methodology and how an understanding of one's own MBTI traits can impact team building and morale. The program was well-received by the attendees.

For information on the course, please email Sharon Player or call 516-686-1283.
TouroCOM Honored Founders at Their 10th Anniversary Gala

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCom) founders, Harlem community leaders and their supporters celebrated the 10th anniversary of the school's opening at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem on December 6, 2017. NYCOMEC and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine's leaders participated. NYCOMEC Board member Martin Diamond, D.O., Founding Dean, TouroCOM, was honored along with the other founders during the festive evening. All proceeds from the Gala will go towards funding additional scholarships for underrepresented minorities. A scholarship program was established in Dr. Diamond's name.

To read more, please click here.
ACGME Updates
New ACGME Single GME Accreditation System Resources

The ACGME posted several new educational resources for osteopathic programs applying for ACGME accreditation during the transition to a single GME accreditation system and for the graduate medical education community. These include presentations from the 2017 Annual Educational Conference and Osteopathic Pre-Conference on:
  • AOA Board Certification Update
  • AOA and NRMP Matches
  • AOA and Scholarly Activity
  • A Year in the Life of a Program Director
  • Overview of the Milestones and the Clinical Competency Committee
  • Osteopathic Recognition-Promoting the Desired Learning Environment
  • Dr. Robert Cain on Osteopathic Medicine
  • Implementing the 2017 Common Program Requirements
  • Dr. Kelly Skeff's Keynote Address
  • Dr. Thomas Nasca's CEO Address
These educational resources are available to members of the GME community through Bridge, the ACGME's Learning Management System. Visit the  ACGME Bridge login portal to create an account. Program directors, coordinators, and designated institutional officials will also find a link to Bridge in the Accreditation Data System (ADS) under the "Resources" tab. Contact the ACGME Office of Distance Learning with any questions.
ACGME Data Resource Book

The ACGME Data Resource Book for Academic Year 2016-2017 is now available on the  ACGME Data Resource Book web page. The report includes data and trends on accredited programs and institutions including information on programs with Osteopathic Recognition. A total of 752 programs were newly accredited during the 2016-2017 academic year. The report notes that during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years, specialty programs exceeded 40 percent of the total number of newly accredited programs and is largely due to the single GME accreditation system. 
Program Requirements for Review and Comment

The proposed revisions to the following Requirements and accompanying Impact Statements, are posted for review and comment. The documents can be viewed here.

Family Medicine (Deadline is 12/27/17)
Gynecologic Oncology (Deadline is 1/3/2018)
Vascular Surgery (Deadline is 12/27/2017)
2018 Leadership Skills Training Programs for Chief Residents-

The experiential Leadership Skills Training Programs consist of small-group sessions designed to introduce the essential skills required for rising and current chief residents to develop enhanced self-awareness and learn leadership concepts that increase individual effectiveness in a leadership role. For information and to register, click here.
Review Committee Updates

The Osteopathic Principles Committee has updated the Osteopathic Recognition FAQ document. The Committee added new FAQs covering the following topics:
  • Acceptable qualifications for the leader of osteopathic-focused education in lieu of American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board certification
  • Minimum number of residents waiver
  • Osteopathic-focused faculty evaluations
  • Program director/co-program director/osteopathic-focused track director requirements
  • Summative evaluations

Direct questions to Executive Director Tiffany Moss.

For Your Information
Updates to COMLEX-USA Level 3 exams

Beginning in September 2018, COMLEX-USA Level 3 will become a  two-day computer-based exam . The test will include three sections of multiple-choice questions, single best answer test questions and increase the number of clinical decision-making cases that require short answer responses. Questions and cases also may include images, videos or audio clips.

To read more please click here .

Upcoming AODME Webinars

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Title: OPP Integration Within the Single Accreditation System
Presenter: Russell Maier, M.D., FAAP

This presentation will review some key aspects of ACGME Osteopathic Recognition, discuss some potential barriers and their solutions to integrating OPP, and present several options for achieving OPP integration in an ACGME accredited program. For more information please click here.
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Title: Quality Improvement: How and Why in GME?
Presenter: Daniel Lombardi, DO, FACOEP

This presentation will focus on the role and implementation of quality improvement processes in graduate medical education.
For more information please click here.
In the News
Doctors That DO Campaign Highlights New D.O.s

Adena Leder, D.O., Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, NYITCOM, will be featured in ads for The Doctors That DO national brand campaign, which aims to raise awareness of D.O.s and the unique, holistic care they provide. She was chosen after a nationwide search was conducted to find practicing D.O.s that live the osteopathic philosophy.

As of December 2017, the consumer website has had more than 1.7 million visits and over 787,000 "Find Your DO" profile views since launching in October 2015.

To read more please click here.
Commendation Corner
New President and CEO at Gurwin

Stuart Almer, FACHE, will assume tho role of President and Chief Executive Officer for Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residencies, Gurwin Home Care Agency and Gurwin Jewish Healthcare Foundation starting January 1, 2018.

The Leapfrog Group Announces 2017 Top Hospital Recipients

Two NYCOMEC member institutions: Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center were among the hospitals which earned the 2017 Top Hospitals Award in the teaching category. It's the fourth consecutive year that Saint Barnabas Medical Center has earned the distinction. 

The Leapfrog designation considers factors such as infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital's capacity to prevent medication errors. 

To read more please click here.