ISSUE 115                                                                              March 14, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
NYCOMEC Education Committee Meeting

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the quarterly meeting of the NYCOMEC Education Committee will take place in the Rockefeller Auditorium at NYITCOM, Old Westbury Campus. Breakfast will be provided at 7:30 a.m., with the business portion following at 8:00 a.m.  Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC Faculty Development Program 
Understanding the ACGME Approach to Residents and Program Evaluations
March 16, 2016
9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Henry Rosenberg, M.D.
Director of Medical Education and Clinical Research, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Registration is required. To register please click here
Our First ...
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

Back Pain
March 16, 2016
12 Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Thomas Flaum, D.O.
Assistant Professor, OMM Department,  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Please click here to RSVP.
Trainee Committee Meeting: March 22, 2016

All NYCOMEC trainees are invited to attend the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Trainee Committee, which will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room C, Serota Academic Center, NYITCOM, Old Westbury Campus.  

The Trainee Committee meetings offer a forum where interns, residents and fellows are apprised of important issues regarding their education and training. It also provides opportunities for trainees to share GME-related issues and concerns in an open and confidential environment.  

All trainees are welcome; however, only elected Trainee Committee members have voting privileges. Please direct your trainees to  RSVP if they plan to attend.  
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

Osteopathic Considerations in Postural Imbalance
March 30, 2016
12 Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Patricia Kooyman, D.O.
Assistant Professor, OMM Department,  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC and NYIT Center for Sports Medicine Co-Sponsor Faculty Development Program

The faculty development program titled Concussions, co-sponsored by NYCOMEC and NYIT Center for Sports Medicine, will take place on   Wednesday, April 6, 2016,   from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Rockefeller Auditorium, Old Westbury Campus. 

The program targets primary care and sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers. It anticipates being approved for 4.5 AOA category 1A CME credits for physicians, 4.5 BOC category A CEU credits for athletic trainers, and 4.5 NYS Physical Therapy Continuing Education credits. 

Preregistration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no registration fee for NYCOMEC trainees To register please call Susan Christie at (516) 686-7521. For more information please click here .

Update from ACGME Annual Conference 

Over 3,000 physicians and GME staff attended the ACGME's Annual Conference, which was held in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 25-28, 2016. 
Tara Zahtila, D.O., Director of Medical Education, Plainview Hospital, gave a presentation to conference attendees titled Following the Yellow Brick Road: Navigating the Transition from Osteopathic to ACGME Accreditation. The ACGME conference theme was "Forging Ahead" and focused on the progression made in transitioning to the ACGME single accreditation system. 
NYCOMEC 15th Annual Research Poster Competition - Call for Posters

Submissions are now being accepted for  Best Experimental Research  and  Best Case Presentation in the NYCOMEC 15th Annual Research Poster Competition, which will be held  on  May 19, 2016, in conjunction with NYCOMEC's Grand Rounds. All trainees from NYCOMEC member institutions are invited to participate. 

Deadline for submission is April 8, 2016. Please click  here to register and for the competition rules and requirements.

NYCOMEC Spring Grand Rounds

The Spring Grand Rounds will take place on May 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, East Elmhurst, NY.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Neil Vora, M.D., Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Centers for Disease Control, Director of Special Projects, Division of Disease Control, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Topic: Zika and Public Health
Daniel Van Arsdale, D.O., Program Director of Family Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Southampton Hospital
Topic: Shock or Awe: The Clandestine Nervous System and OMT
Lewis Bass, D.O., FACOFP,  Solo Private Practice
Ridgewood, NY,  Partner, Pro Healthcare-Associates LLP,  Lake Success, NY 
Topic: Nuts and Bolts of Medical Practice: What's In Your Tool Chest?  
Jacqueline Thelian, CPC, CPC-I, CHCA, Medco Consultants, Inc.
Topic: Compliant Coding and Documentation for Optimum Results
To register, please click here.

Rapid Review of OMM for the Spine and Extremities
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Stanley Schiowitz OMM Laboratory, Serota Academic Center
Sheldon Yao, D.O., Patricia Kooyman, D.O., Michael Terzella, D.O., and To Shan Li, D.O.

Click here for program information, learning objectives and to register.
AOA Opportunities Database - Time to Update and Verify Program Information 

AOA Opportunities is now open for institutions to update and verify program information for the 2016-2017 academic year.  All information requires updating and/or verification, regardless of whether the information remains the same.The deadline for completing this is June 30, 2016

To access Opportunities, please visit   and choose Program Login. For more information, click  here

Survey on Educational Resources for MDs to Fulfill Prerequisite Training for ACGME-Accredited Programs with Osteopathic Recognition

AACOM is conducting a survey to identify resources that are/will be available to allopathic students and graduates who seek to fulfill prerequisites for ACGME-accredited programs with Osteopathic Recognition. An example of such a resource is the American Academy of Osteopathy's (AAO) recently developed course, entitled "Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine."  Read the  course description

To read more please click  here.
In the News
NYITCOM Research Publications in JAOA

The Journal of American Osteopathic Association (JAOA),  March, 2016  issue, published two articles that are authored by NYITCOM students and faculty:

Dr. Goldberg Published a Perspective Article in Academic Medicine
Robert B. Goldberg, D.O. , Dean, TouroCOM-Harlem Campus, co-wrote with Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., the perspective article titled Offshore Medical Schools Are Buying Clinical Clerkships in U.S. Hospitals: The Problem and Potential Solutions. It was published on February 23, 2016, in the Academic Medicine (AM Express). To read more, click here.
Funding Opportunity Available for Research on Osteopathic Philosophy

The AOA is seeking applications for research studies rooted in the osteopathic philosophy to help raise awareness about the contributions D.O.s make to patient care.  D.O.s conducting research about osteopathic medicine's value-based and distinctive approach to care can submit proposals through May 3, 2016. To read the article in The DO click here.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Travel to Albany for "Advocacy Day"

TouroCOM Harlem students traveled to Albany to participate in the annual Medical Society of the State of New York Advocacy Day, where they met with legislators and advocated for a variety of issues important to medical students and doctors. To read more, click here.
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events

Education Committee Meeting


8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Rockefeller Auditorium

NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus

Faculty Development: 
Understanding the ACGME Approach to Resident and Program Evaluations
Speaker: Henry Rosenberg, M.D.
9:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus

Trainee Committee Meeting


6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Conference Room C

Serota Academic Center

NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus

Academic Compliance Committee Meeting


12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.


Sports Medicine Conference: Concussions


8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Rockefeller Auditorium NYITCOM- Old Westbury Campus

AOA OPTI Inspection
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Old Westbury Campus
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Meeting


8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

de Seversky Mansion - Old Westbury Campus

Research Poster Competition


8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

LaGuardia Marriott Hotel

East Elmhurst, NY

Spring Grand Rounds
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
LaGuardia Marriott Hotel
East Elmhurst, NY
OMM Faculty Development Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
GME Events
AACOM Annual Conference
4/6 - 4/9/2016
Washington, DC
AODME Annual Meeting
4/27 - 4/30/2016
Portland, OR
Upcoming Recruitment Events
Regional Osteopathic Convention-NY (ROC-NY)
3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016
Hauppauge, NY
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Medicine (LECOM) 
Hospital Day
Erie, PA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 
Hospital Day
Philadelphia, PA
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