New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

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ISSUE 157                                                                           February 15, 2018
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NYCOMEC Calendar

NYCOMEC Hospitality Reception at ACGME Conference
7:00 p.m.
Jacks Place
Rosen Hotel Plaza
9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL
Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
12:30 p.m.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY
Faculty Development Program: Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll in Graduate Medical Education
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Hospital Day
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Student Activity Center
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Research Poster Competition
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
East Elmhurst, NY
Spring Grand Rounds
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
East Elmhurst, NY

NYCOMEC Blue Webinars

Research Webinar: Basic Statistical Concepts: Measurement Scales, Probability, Parametric Statistics

David Yens, Ph.D.
2/22 /2018
12:0 0 noon EST
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Neck Pain

Mary Banihashem, D.O.
2/28 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: Hands-on Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: a Paradigm for OMT & the Injured Patient?

Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O.
3/14 /2018
12:0 0 noon EST
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 EST
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Lower Back Pain

George Cheriyan, D.O.
3/28 /2018
12:0 0 noon EST
O.R. Webinar: Revisiting Somatic Dysfunction in Clinical Practice

Mikhail Volokitin, D.O.
4/11 /2018
12:0 0 noon EST
Research Webinar: Proposal and Protocol Development, Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submissions/ Processing

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

Matthew Hayes, D.O.
4/25 /2018
12:0 0 noon EST
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Palliative Care

Alan Roth, D.O.
5/9 /2018
12:0 0 noon EST

Research Webinar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grant Funding

David Yens, Ph.D.
5/24 /2018
12:0 0 noon EST

National Recruiting Events

April 12-15, 2018
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel,  Hauppague, NY 

National Meetings/Events

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

Please join us!  

NYCOMEC Leadership Reception at the Annual ACGME Conference 

On March 2, 2018  at 7:00 p.m. EST , NYCOMEC will host a hospitality reception for ALL ATTENDEES from NYCOMEC member institutions present at the 2018 Annual ACGME Educational Conference  in Orlando, Florida. The reception, which will provide an informal opportunity for our guests to discuss graduate medical education-related news, concerns, and trends, will be held at Jacks Place, Rosen Plaza Hotel located on 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL.

Please contact the NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730 for more information and to RSVP. 
The registration deadline is February 23, 2018. 
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

Osteopathic Approach to Neck Pain
Mary Banihashem, D.O., Program Director, OMM Department, TouroCOM-Harlem Campus
February 28, 2018
12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. EST
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 Co-Sponsors NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds
NYCOMEC is co-sponsoring Global Health Grand Rounds in conjunction with the NYIT Center for Global Health.

Global Health Challenges: The Life-Cycle of Religious Violence
Conrad Fischer, M.D.
March 5, 2018
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. EST
Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
The event will be streamed to  Wilson Hall, Room 201
NYITCOM - Jonesboro Campus
For more information please  contact  Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor, NYITCOM, and Director, Center for Global Health, NYIT, at 516-686-3912.   

The next Healthcare Leadership program will take place on:  
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
12:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY  11355
Shane Speights, D.O.
Site Dean, NYITCOM at Arkansas State University
Transition from Colleague to Supervisor 
For more information, please email Sharon Player or call (516) 686-3730.
Faculty Development Program:  Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll in Graduate Medical Education

March 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus

This half-day faculty and staff development program is dedicated to addressing the physical and mental well-being of physicians in training. Here are just a couple of presentations we would like to highlight this week:

Identification & Intervention of At Risk Trainees
Presented by:  Ulrick Vieux, D.O., M.S., Director, Psychiatry Residency Program, Orange Regional Medical Center
A survey conducted by investigators at the University of North Carolina showed that approximately 70% of residents met criteria for burnout. When symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, or depression go unaddressed, physician burnout and risk of suicide can increase. Come listen to Dr. Vieux address this important issue by identifying key factors that lead to resident burnout and approaches to recognizing residents at risk.
Sexual Harassment in Medical Training
Presented by:  Andrew L. Zwerling, Partner & Director, Garfunkel Wild P.C.,  & Marianne Monroy, Partner, Garfunkel Wild P.C.
As sexual harassment cases are appearing more frequently in the news among different work environments, it is important to address this issue as it pertains to those in the medical profession. We are delighted to have two partners from the Garfunkel Wild law firm who will review the legal aspects of what constitutes sexual harassment, its potential impact on trainees, and how to foster a healthy and safe learning environment for them.

This program is open to ALL faculty, staff, administrators, interns, residents, and fellows. The $97.00 fee will be waived of NYCOMEC member institutions.

AOA CME Credit Available. 
NYCOMEC Hospital Day

The NYCOMEC Hospital Day will take place on May 4, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., in the Student Activity Center's Gymnasium, located on the Old Westbury Campus. At this event, DIOs,  DMEs, Program Directors, and faculty  representing  AOA and ACGME training programs  from NYCOMEC member institutions will have the opportunity to meet with prospective trainees from NYITCOM and TouroCOM - classes of 2019.  

To register as an exhibitor and for more information please call our office at 516.686.3730.
 NYCOMEC OMM Trainee Workshop

NYCOMEC held an OMM Trainee Workshop on February 10, 2018, at NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. Daniel Van Arsdale, D.O., Program Director, and Francis Yoo, D.O., Associate Program Director, both from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Integrated FM/NMM Department, helped the trainees enhance their OMM skills on diagnosis and treatment for both inpatient and outpatient settings.
The participants were trainees and faculty from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health - Palisades Medical Center, Maimonides Hospital Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center, and St. Barnabas Hospital.
GME Leaders Educated on the CLER Process 

Over 30 GME leaders from NYCOMEC member institutions attended a faculty development program to learn more about the ACGME CLER process on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury, NY. 

Henry Rosenberg, M.D.Director of Medical Education and Clinical Research, at RWJBarnabas Health - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, located in Livingston, New Jersey, described the CLER process, discussed the essential elements of CLER, and the implications of CLER findings. 

ACGME Updates
ACGME CLER Blackout Dates 

The CLER Program offers a time-limited feature in ADS  allowing Sponsoring Institutions to submit up to 15 full blackout weeks every year. Blackout weeks are intended to cover dates during which institutional leadership and staff members may not be available due to retreats, religious holidays, local holidays, board meetings, etc.

The remaining windows to request blackout dates for this year are:
* March 1-28, 2018 (to enter requests for May-August 2018)
* July 3-28, 2018 (to enter requests for September-December 2018)

NOTE:  The CLER Program will also avoid scheduling site visits during the following weeks:
* ACGME Annual Educational Conference (Feb. 26-March 2, 2018)
* CLER Blackout week (March 5-9, 2018)
* CLER Blackout week (June 25-29, 2018)
* CLER Blackout week (July 2-6, 2018)
* CLER Blackout week (December 24-28, 2018)
* Memorial Day (May 28, 2018)
* Labor Day (September 3, 2018)
* Thanksgiving (November 22-23, 2018)

For more information, click here
ACGME Review Committee News/Notices 

The following Review Committees have added meeting dates and agenda closing dates for 2019, as follows:

Neurological Surgery Review Committee - Me eting dates and agenda closing dates for 2019, click here

Orthopaedic Surgery Review Committee -  Meeting dates and agenda closing dates for 2019, click here.

Otolaryngology Review Committee -  Meeting dates and agenda closing dates for 2019, click here.

Plastic Surgery Review Committee - At its January 2018 meeting, the Review Committee determined all subspecialties of plastic surgery may be "residency-independent." These programs must occur at an ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institution, but are not required to function with an accredited residency program in its related specialty. This decision affects new applications and existing programs in craniofacial surgery and hand surgery. E-mail questions to Executive Director Donna Lamb.

Surgery Review Committee - At its January 2018 meeting, the Review Committee determined all subspecialties of general surgery may be "residency-independent." These programs must be occurring at an ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institution, but are not required to function with an accredited residency program in its related specialty.
This decision affects new applications and existing programs in vascular surgery, complex general surgical oncology, surgical critical care, pediatric surgery, and hand surgery. E-mail questions to Executive Director Donna Lamb.  

Obstetrics and Gynecology Review Committee
Case Log System Update: Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Changes have been made to the Case Log System to reduce the burden of logging while providing the Review Committee with important information regarding procedural experience.
All changes are reflected in the Case Log Instructions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine document posted on the Documents and Resources page of the   Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website.
E-mail questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.
Milestones News: Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

The Milestones and Supplemental Guide for Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine are now available for use. The Milestones and Supplemental Guide can be found on the Anesthesiology Milestones page.  
Developing Excellent Physicians through Effective Programs of Assessment: A Pilot Course for Designated Institutional Officials

May 9 - May 11, 2018
Chicago, IL

This interactive course will focus on programmatic assessment in the Milestones era, effective approaches to work-based assessment, practical strategies for faculty development, and the DIO role in supporting Clinical Competency Committees.

Restricted to 30 participants, up to four key members of the DIO team who have important responsibilities for assisting and guiding their residency and fellowship programs in assessment activities are also invited to attend with their DIO. Read more
E-mail questions to Jessalynn Watanabe.
For Your Information
SOME Now Accepting Submissions for Innovation in Medical Education Awards

Applications are now open for the 2018 Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) Innovation in Medical Education Awards. SOME offers two $1,000 awards annually.
Available award categories within "Innovation in Medical Education" include:
  • The Marguerite Elliott Innovation in Clinical Medical Education Award;
  • Innovation in Basic Science Medical Education Award;
  • Innovation in Osteopathic Medical Distinctiveness Award; and 
  • Innovation in the Development of Enduring Educational Materials Award. 
Click  here  to find out more about the award and application process.
Applications  are due by Friday, March 9, 2018.  Winners will be announced at Education  Leaders 2018, the AACOM Annual Conference, in April 2018.  
Upcoming Webinar: AOA Single GME Webinar for Residents
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. EST, the AOA will be hosting a Single GME webinar answering common questions trainees may have.
Moderators, Boyd Buser, D.O., AOA Past President, and Heather Ivy, D.O., Oklahoma Osteopathic Association resident trustee and resident advisor on the AOA Board of Trustees, will provide thorough updates on the following topics:
  • Progress of AOA programs transitioning to ACGME accreditation;
  • AOA board certification eligibility;
  • Osteopathic Recognition (OR);
  • AOA fellowship eligibility; and 
  • The AOA's commitment to protecting residents during the transition.
To read more please click  here . To register please click  here .
In the News
Greater Hudson Valley Health System Named One of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center, Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Group and Orange Regional Medical Group, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the  2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

Please read more here
South Nassau on Becker's Hospital Review List for Women's Health Programs

For the fifth consecutive year, Becker's Hospital Review has named South Nassau Communities Hospital to its list of 100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs in the United States.

Please read more here
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Clinics Certified by NCQA  

Stony Brook  Southampton Hospital 's Westhampton Primary Care at The Christiane and Richard Hiegel Healthcare Center in Westhampton Beach and the Hospital's Shinnecock Indian Health Clinic in Southampton were recently certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a not-for-profit organization that is committed to enhancing healthcare quality and performance measures for a number of healthcare entities, as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (Level 3)

Please read more here
Brookhaven Memorial changes name to Long Island Medical Center

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center's  leaders unveiled a new name: Long Island Medical Center . The name will transition over the next year, officials said.

Please read more here
Commendation Corner
NYITCOM Student to Receive the National Student Researcher of the Year Award

Julia R. Schneider, OMS II (Class of 2020 - Old Westbury) will receive  2018 COSGP's National Student Researcher of the Year Award  at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Awards Banquet during AACOM Annual Conference in April, 2018. 

"Student Doctor Schneider  has a stellar composite of research accomplishments that underscore her inquisitiveness, dedication and hard work" said Dr. Gilliar, Dean, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. Student Doctor Schneider has published several research papers and a book chapter in the fields of traumatic brain injury, neurology, and neurosurgery.