New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 134                                                                                           February 22, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
Global Health Grand Rounds
Nicholas Comninellis, M.D., M.P.H., D.I.M.P.H.
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Mollie Auditorium
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course 
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY 11355
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Physician Professionalism
Paul Moglia, Ph.D.
9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Hospitality Reception at 2017 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference 
6:45 p.m.
Location TBA.
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Viana Hotel & Spa
3998 Brush Hollow Road Westbury, NY 
Research Poster Competition
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Spring Grand Rounds
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Upcoming National
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Promoting Your Programs at the Following Events:

LECOM Erie Hospital Day
Friday, April 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Erie, PA
PCOM Hospital Day
Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA
Upcoming National GME Meetings/Events
2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
March 9-12, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida
2017 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference
April 26-29, 2017
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
Research  Webin ar: Basic Statistical Concepts-Measurement, Scales, Probability, Parametric Statistics
David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMT Considerations in the Hospitalized Patient
Luther Quarles, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Non-parametric Statistics, Odds Ratios, Sensitivity, Specificity, Epidemiological Concepts, How to Work with a Statistician
David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMT and Pulmonary Disease
Kenneth Steier, D.O., M.B.A., M.P.H.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Proposal and Protocol Development, Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submission/ Processing

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
An Application of the Osteopathic Primary Care Sports Medicine Model
Naresh Rao, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
Osteopathic Considerations for the Patients with TMJ
R. Keith Felstead, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grand Funding

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
NYCOMEC Mission Statement

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

NYCOMEC Happenings
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsors the NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC is co-sponsoring  the first NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds in conjunction with the NYIT Center for Global Health. The focus of the program is to introduce career options and opportunities in the global health field. For more information please contact Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director, Global Health, at 516.686.3912.
March 13, 2017
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Mollie Auditorium, Serota Academic Center, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Nicholas Comninellis, M.D., M.P.H., D.I.M.P.H., CEO/President, Institute for International Medicine
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

These webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students.

OMT Considerations in the Hospitalized Patient
March 15, 2017
12:00 noon
Luther Quarles, D.O., FM/NMM Resident, Southampton 
Hospital, Vice Chairman, NYCOMEC Trainee Committee 

The Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course comprises a series of ten lectures designed to develop and enhance leadership skills among healthcare administrators, physicians and management staff. 

Our second program  in the Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course is:

Effective Communication Skills
Abraham Jeger, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Academic Outreach and Site Development, NYITCOM
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Flushing  Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355

AA FP CME credit is provided by Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.  AOA credit is anticipated to be approved and is provided by NYCOMEC/NYIT.

To view future topics and speakers, please click here.  

For more information, please call NYCOMEC at (516) 686-3730 or email .  
Faculty Development Program: Physician Professionalism

March 22, 2017
9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium,  NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus
Paul Moglia, Ph.D.

This presentation will assist your faculty in teaching trainees about core  elements of Professionalism and how to address lapses, as well as how to identify conditions  which challenge their own ability to act professionally.
NYCOMEC to Host 16th Annual Trainee Poster Competition
NYCOMEC will host its 16th Annual NYCOMEC Trainee Poster Competition, in conjunction with the NYCOMEC Grand Rounds, on Thursday May 25, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel located in East Elmhurst, NY.  All trainees from NYCOMEC programs are invited to present their experimental research and case study posters at this event. 

Participants must complete an Application Form and submit it, along with the Word version of the poster's abstract, by Wednesday, April 5, 2017, before midnight

Please click here to access the competition policies and procedures for both categories: Experimental Research and Case Study.

Faculty members, if you need scholarly activity, consider being a judge at the Competition. As a regional poster competition, the ACGME considers your participation as scholarly activity.

For more details please contact David Yens, Ph.D., NYCOMEC Research Director, at
NYCOMEC Celebrates its One Year Anniversary of the NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series!

On March 16, 2017, NYCOMEC will celebrate the one year anniversary of its NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series. The series has been well-received, with nearly 100 live audience participants viewing each lecture.   

We are always looking for more presenters for our webinars . If you are interested in presenting a topic to NYCOMEC's trainees, faculty/staff and medical students from both TouroCOM and NYITCOM, please e-mail Lynn Mark, D.O. or Alana Berg or call our office at 516.686.3730 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity requirements.
NYCOMEC Programs Had a Successful 2017 AOA Match
The 2017 AOA Match results were released on February 6, 2017, and NYCOMEC is pleased to announce that the majority of its programs successfully filled all open positions. Please click here for the results of the 2017 AOA Match. 

NYCOMEC staff continues to assist its member institutions by recruiting qualified candidates to fill any open spots. If you need any further assistance, please e-mail Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services, or call her at 516-686-3952.  
ACGME/AODME to Host Osteopathic Pre-Conference Before March ACGME Meeting

For the first time, the Association for Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will co-host the  Pre-Conference for Osteopathic Programs and Institutions  at the ACGME Annual Educational Conference. The one-day course, which takes place on March 9, 2017 is intended for AOA-approved programs and institutions that wish to learn more about ACGME accreditation and Osteopathic Recognition The ACGME annual conference will take place March 9-12, in Orlando, Florida. For more information click here . To read the article in  The DO  click here .
ACGME Announces Update to Application for Osteopathic Recognition

The ACGME's Osteopathic Principles Committee has updated the Osteopathic Recognition Application document containing the recognition-specific questions. Effective February 6, 2017, a ll Osteopathic Recognition applications should contain the updated application document. Please d irect any questions to Executive Director  Tiffany Moss
Osteopathic Recognition Workshop at AACOM/AODME Joint Conference

A pre-conference workshop titled Osteopathic Recognition: Peer-to-Peer Workshop for Completing the Osteopathic Recognition Application will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 as part of the AACOM/AODME Joint Conference which will take place on April 25-29, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. The workshop will provide guidance and insights for programs seeking osteopathic recognition, from peers who have attained osteopathic recognition for their programs. For information and to register, click here
ACGME Transitional Year Review Committee Seeks Nominations for Membership

The ACGME's Transitional Year Review Committee is seeking prospective candidates for three (3) member positions, whose six year term will begin on July 1, 2018. Applicants must be certified through an American Board of Medical Specialties member board or the American Osteopathic Association in Anesthesiology, Pediatrics or Surgery. For information and a nomination form, contact Accreditation Administrator Aimee Morales. Nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2017.
ACGME Review Committees Seek Comments on Proposed Changes

The following ACGME Review Committees are seeking comments regarding proposed changes to their respective Program Requirements:

Anesthesiology is beginning the process of revising the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Pain Medicine, and is seeking the input of program directors and faculty members in the field. T he Committee invites comments on the currently-approved Program Requirements, which are posted as Currently in Effect on the  Anesthesiology section of the website. Comments for Committee consideration should be sent to by March 23, 2017.  Direct questions to Executive Director Anne Gravel Sullivan

The proposed focused revision to the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine and accompanying Impact Statement have been posted for review and comment. Please note that the comment period will close on March 22, 2017. The documents can be viewed here
In The News
Dr. Ross-Lee in Ebony: Black Women in Medicine

Black Women in Medicine, a new documentary, follows several African-American female doctors, both newly-minted residents and veterans, as they journey from medical school to doctordom in their respective fields, according to an article in  Ebony  magazine. Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., is featured as the first African-American woman to become a medical school dean, and highlights the differences in the experiences of the older generation from the new.  To read the article please click here .
Brand Campaign Milestone: 1 Million Visits to

The AOA's Doctors That DO national brand awareness campaign, which has been seeking to raise awareness of D.O.s and the unique, holistic care they provide, has reached two important milestones: 1 million visits to  and 350,000 Find Your DO physician profile views.  
To read the article in The DO, click   here .   

NYITCOM's Martinez Named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

Luis R. Martinez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at NYITCOM, is one of 15 infectious disease researchers selected as 2017-18 Public Engagement Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science. 
To read more, click   here .   
Commendation Corner
Dr. Steier to Receive the Leadership in Education Award

Kenneth Steier, D.O., Executive Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, will receive the Leadership in Education Award from the SUNY Orange Foundation, which has been recognizing for more than a decade the community leaders in Education, Business, Community Service, and SUNY Orange Alumni. The 2017 Leadership Awards Ceremony's theme is Excellence in Health Services
HackensackUMC Palisades Honored by Hispanic Community Organization

HackensackUMC Palisades was recognized by the Save Latin America organization with its 2017 Corporate Award for innovative community outreach programs and services that improve the health and well-being of their neighbors.