New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 154                                                                           December 28, 2017
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NYCOMEC Calendar

Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
1/5/2018
1:00 p.m.
Garden Room North
New Trump Pavilion
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
89-40 135th Street,
Jamaica, NY
Annual Membership  Meeting
1/17/2018
8:20 a.m. 
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
1/17/2018
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Leadership Dinner
1/25/2018
7:00 p.m. C.S.T.
Stella San Jac
San Jacinto Blvd & E. 5th Street, Austin, TX
OMM Workshop for Trainees
2/10/2018
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
GMEC Meeting
2/13/2018
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Academic Council Meeting
2/13/2018
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Understanding The C.L.E.R. Process
2/13/2018
10:00 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
3/6/2018
1:00 p.m.
Garden Room North
New Trump Pavilion
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
89-40 135 Street
Jamaica, NY
Faculty Development Program on Trainee Issues
3/21/2018
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Hospital Day
5/4/2018
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Student Activity Center
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus

NYCOMEC Blue Webinars

O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Hypothyroid Disease

Denise Burns, D.O.
1/17 /2018
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.
O.R. Webinar: OMT in the Geriatric Population

Dennis Burke, D.O.
2/14 /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.
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Neck Pain

Mary Banihashem, D.O.
2/28 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Nonparametric Statistics: Odd Ratios, Sensitivity, Specificity, Epidemiological Concepts, Logistic Regression, How to Work with a Statistician

David Yens, Ph.D.
3/22 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Proposal and Protocol Development, Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submissions/ Processing

David Yens, Ph.D.
4/19 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: OMM  and the Chronic Pain Patient

Matthew Hayes, D.O.
4/25 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grant Funding

David Yens, Ph.D.
5/24 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
National Meetings/Events

Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development  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

NYCOMEC would like to thank you for your continued membership and involvement in our consortium. This past year's accomplishments would not have been possible without you. Some of the year highlights: 

  • Continued biweekly OR webinars providing support for osteopathically recognized ACGME programs and opportunities for scholarly activity;
  • Increased faculty development programs including The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination in New York City, and Addressing Burnout, Depression, and Suicidal Ideation in Osteopathic Profession in Old Westbury Campus ;
  • National Research Poster Competition;
  • Ongoing collaboration via our newsletter, Education Committee, and hospitality function;
  • ACGME accreditation assistance for programs and osteopathic recognition support. 
This is just a partial list from 2017 and we look forward to an even stronger 2018!

Happy and healthy New Year!
HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE COURSE

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

For more information, please email Sharon Player or call (516) 686-3730.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

These webinars are for NYCOMEC trainees, faculty, medical staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM students.

Topic:
Osteopathic Approach to Hypothyroid Disease
Speaker:
Denise Burns, D.O., Assistant Professor, OMM Department, TouroCOM - Harlem Campus
Date:
January 17, 2018
Time:
12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. E.S.T.
 
Opportunities still exist to present a webinar and obtain scholarly activity. If you are interested in presenting a topic, you are welcome to  email  , or call her at 516-686-3950 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity.
NYCOMEC to Host Leadership Reception at LEAD Conference 

Please join us!  On January 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. C.S.T. NYCOMEC will host a hospitality dinner for its members attending the  Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD)  Conference in Austin, TX. The dinner, which will provide an informal opportunity for members to discuss graduate medical education-related concerns and share camaraderie among each other, will be held at Stella San Jac Restaurant located at San Jacinto Blvd & E. 5th St in Austin, Texas.

Please contact NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730 for more information and to register. 
OMM Workshop for Trainees

Presenters:
Daniel Van Arsdale, D.O., Director, Family Medicine Integrated FM/NMM Program, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Francis Yoo, D.O., Associate Director, Family Medicine Integrated FM/NMM Program, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital 

Date:
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location:
OMM Laboratory, Serota Academic Center
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine-Old Westbury Campus, NY
 
Program Objectives:
  • Learn about short customized patient vignettes pertaining to multiple specialties.
  • Gain the additional exposure in different techniques that will be demonstrated for both the patient and the outpatient setting. 
  • Receive hands-on experience, by working on other participants as simulated patients. 
Breakfast will be available starting 8:15 a.m.
Faculty Development Program

Topic:
Understanding The C.L.E.R. Process
Presenter:
Henry Rosenberg, M.D., Director of Medical Education & Clinical Research, RWJBarnabas Health-Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Date:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. 
 
Program objectives:
  • Describe the C.L.E.R. process;
  • Discuss the essential elements of C.L.E.R.;
  • Describe the implications of C.L.E.R. findings.
ACGME Updates
ACGME CME Quality Improvement Reporting Pilot for Program Directors

The ACGME is initiating a new CME Quality Improvement (QI) Reporting Pilot that will offer  CME opportunities for QI projects in which program directors are already engaged with their residents, as well as for any future QI projects within their programs.  The focus will be on program directors as the learners, and if the pilot is successful, the plan is to extend the opportunity in the future to program faculty members.

The pilot seeks to emphasize patient safety in academic medical centers and recognize the hard work of program directors across all specialties. E-mail questions to CME@acgme.org .
Review Committee Updates

Surgery Review Committee
A new resource, Criteria for Review and Approval of Interim Program Directors, has been published. It provides information about situations when an interim program director is required if a qualified permanent program director cannot be immediately appointed or if the current program director requires a leave of absence.
Reminder:  Milestones Fall Reporting Window Closes January 12, 2018

The reporting window for the fall 2017 Milestones will remain open through Friday, January 12, 2018. The window will officially close at 11:59 p.m. C.S.T. on Friday, January 12, 2018, and no submissions will be accepted after that time. Please be sure to submit Milestones assessments online before January 12, 2018.   
For Your Information
OPP Integration Within the Single Accreditation System Webinar

Date:
January 17, 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. C.S.T.
Speaker:
Russell Maier, M.D., FAAFP,  Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, and Designated Institutional  Official, Community Health of Central Washington 

Objectives of this Webinar:
  • Review some key aspects of ACGME Osteopathic Recognition;
  • Discuss some potential barriers - and their solutions - to integrating osteopathic principles and practices (OPP);
  • Present several options for achieving OPP integration in an ACGME accredited program.
Please register here.
Quality Improvement: How and Why in GME?

Date:
February 21, 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. C.S.T.
Speaker:
Daniel Lombardi, D.O., FACOEP, Associate Medical Director, Patient Safety Officer, Director of Medical Education, St. Barnabas Hospital, SBH Health System, New York

Quality Improvement is a formal approach to the analysis of performance and systematic efforts to improve it. This webinar will focus on the role and implementation of quality improvement processes in graduate medical education.

Please register here.
In the News
TouroCOM Honor Society Hosted Workshop on Enhancing Residency Application with Research

Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society from   TouroCOM -Harlem Campus hosted a workshop on enhancing residency application with research. The event featured presentations by David Forstein, D.O., Dean, Piotr Kozlowski, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of Research, and Martin Levine, D.O., M.P.H., Interim Clinical Dean, all from TouroCOM-Harlem Campus.

To read more in the social media please click here.
Ellis Opens The Center for Surgical & Intervention Medicine

Ellis Medicine's new $19.4 million Center for Surgical & Interventional Medicine is now open at Ellis Hospital, providing patients with expanded and enhanced cardiac and vascular treatment options, as well as greater comfort and convenience.

To read more please click  here .
Nyack Hospital Launches  Pre-Hospital Communication 
Technology 

Nyack Hospital recently became the first hospital in New York State to use a new HIPPA-compliant pre-hospital communication technology called Twiage. The technology enables first responders to send live data from the scene of an emergency to Nyack Hospital's Emergency Department.  

To read more please click  here .
South Nassau Adds Two New Surgical Suites to Ongoing Expansion

South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH) has officially opened two new large operating rooms designed to accommodate front-line medical technology, signifying another achievement in the ongoing expansion of the facility.

To read more please click  here .
St. Bernards Receives Award for Quality Care for Inpatients

St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro received a performance bonus payment from Arkansas Medicaid and Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) as part of the annual Inpatient Quality Incentive (IQI) program. 

To read more please click  here.