New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

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ISSUE 139                                                                                                  May 18, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
Leadership Course: 
Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
Stuart Almer, FACHE
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Garden Room North
Jamaica Hospital Med. Ctr.
New Trump Pavilion
89-40 135 Street
Jamaica, 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
10:00 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Trainee Committee Meeting
4:00 p.m.
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: 
CCC/APE/AIR- Alphabet Soup of ACGME Evaluations
Samuel Sandowski, M.D.
9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: 
Addressing Burnout, Depression, and Suicidal Ideation in the Osteopathic Profession
Robert G.G. Piccinini, D.O., DFACN
10:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
OMM Trainee/Faculty Workshop
6:15 - 9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Location TBA.
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
Research Webin ar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grant Funding

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM Resources in Complying with NYS Pain Management Guidelines

Jeffrey Perry, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM & the Athlete

Matthew Hayes, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
The Osteopathic Dermatologist

Peter Ilowite, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM Use in the Emergency Department

Micky Deel, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM Use in the Prenatal Patient

Amanda Deel, D.O.
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 Spring Grand Rounds 
May 25, 2017
LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, East Elmhurst, NY
10:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
by May 18, 2017

Lawrence Kobak, DPM, JD Partner, Kern Augustine Conroy & Shoppmann, PC
Title: Employment Contracts: Don't Ignore the Fine Print!
10:00-10:50 a.m.

Jerry Balentine, D.O. , Vice President, Medical Affairs & Global Health, New York Institute of Technology
Title: Leadership Strategies for Everyday Practice
11:00-11:50 a.m.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Jay Lombard, D.O. , Co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer and Medical Director, Genomind
Title: Functional Medicine in the Era of Personalized Health: How the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Can Help Patients Find the Care They Are Looking For
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Alexander Chiu, M.D. , Chief Medical Officer, Ross Medical Corporation
Title: Telemedicine Secrets Companies Don't Tell You - Avoid Risking Your License and Enjoy Working from Home and Anywhere
2:00-2:50 p.m.
Steven Golinowski, D.O. , Director of Medical Education and Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Title: Contemporary Management HIV
3:00-3:50 p.m.

Stuart Almer, FACHE,  Administrator/Chief Operating Officer,  Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Friday, May 19, 2017
1:00 PM
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
New Trump Pavilion - North Garden Room
89-40 135 Street, Jamaica, NY  11418
For information, please email  call NYCOMEC offices at 516-686-3730 .
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

OMM Resources in Complying with NYS Pain Management Guidelines
May 24, 2017
12:00 noon
Jeffrey Perry, D.O.Program Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
16th Annual NYCOMEC Trainee Poster Competition

T he 16th Annual NYCOMEC Trainee Poster Competition will take place  on Wednesday,  May 25, 2017 at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel located in East Elmhurst, NY, starting at 8:30 a.m. 

Trainees from NYCOMEC programs will present a record of 75 posters on experimental research and/or case studies
. For more information please contact our office at 516.686.3730.   
Education Committee Meeting and Extended Faculty Development Program Scheduled for June 8, 2017

NYCOMEC's next Graduate Medical Education Committee meeting is scheduled for June 8, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., at NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus, Rockefeller Auditorium. Breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. 

It will be followed by an extended faculty development program featuring the following presenters:

Samuel Sandowski,M.D., Vice President of Medical Education, D.I.O., and Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY, will present CCC/APE /AIR- Alphabet Soup of ACGME Evaluations  at  9:50 a.m.

Robert G.G. Piccinini, D.O. , D.F.A.C.N., National Author & Chair, American Osteopathic Association's Physician Wellness Taskforce, and Physician, Psychiatry, Private Practice, Sterling Heights, MI, will present Addressing Burnout, Depression, and Suicidal Ideation in the Osteopathic Profession at 10:45 a.m.

A spring BBQ lunch & informal discussions with Dr. Piccinini and fellow colleagues will follow at 11:45 a.m.
Reminder: to All Graduate Medical Education Faculty & Staff

NYCOMEC has been assisting its member institutions with all documentation requirements related to contracts, registration, completion of training and verification of education. We are currently processing the trainee registration forms and hospital contracts for the new academic year (2017-2018). T he Registration Form can be found on NYCOMEC website under Resources. Please be reminded to submit them before your trainees begin the academic year. 

In addition, please notify NYCOMEC of any trainee status changes, (i.e. medical leave, resignation or termination) by  contacting  Stephanie LaBarbera , M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services, at 516.686.3730.
2017 Board of Directors Meeting and Strategic Planning Retreat

NYCOMEC's Board of Directors Meeting and Strategic Planning Retreat took place on May 10, 2017, at the Viana Hotel and Spa, located in Westbury. At the meeting, the Board discussed various options regarding  NYCOMEC's structure and array of services as the transition to the ACGME single accreditation system progresses. 

The next NYCOMEC Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for September 19, 2017.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series Continues Successfully; 
Newly Archived Webinars Available
The NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition (OR) Webinar Series continues to have great success! 
All the OR  webinars are archived on the NYCOMEC website. If you would like to view one or more of these webinars again or have missed a previous webinar, please contact NYCOMEC at 516.686.3730 for access information.

We are always looking for more presenters for our webinars. If you are interested in presenting a topic, you are welcome to e-mail  Lynn Mark, D.O., or call her at 516.686.3950 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity requirements.

The following webinars are newly archived:
February 15, 2017 - Osteopathic Surgery: Clinical Cases, presented by Gerard Baltazar, D.O., FACOS, Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care, St. Barnabas Hospital;
March 15, 2017 - OMT Considerations in the Hospitalized Patient, conducted by Luther Quarles, D.O., FM/NMM Resident, Southampton Hospital, Vice Chairman, NYCOMEC Trainee Committee;
March 29, 2017 - OMT and Pulmonary Disease, presented by Kenneth Steier, D.O., M.B.A., M.P.H., Executive Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine;
April 12, 2017 - Acute Otitis Media: An Osteopathic Approach, conducted by Revital Caronia, D.O., Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, Maimonides Hospital Medical Center;
April 26, 2017 - An Application of the Osteopathic Primary Care Sports Medicine Model, presented by Naresh Rao, D.O., Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Plainview Hospital

May 10, 2017 - Osteopathic Considerations for the Patients with TMD, conducted by R. Keith Felstead, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Medical Education, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo.

Please click here for the schedule of upcoming webinars.
David Yens Presented on Student Academic Performance

David Yens, Ph.D., Research Director at both NYCOMEC and TouroCOM - Middletown Campus, co-authored and presented the poster titled Academic Performance of In-House Medical Students vs. Off-Campus Students at the Touro College Research Day, that took place on April 25, 2017.
Update and Verify Program Information in Opportunities

AOA Opportunities is now open for institutions to update and verify program information for the 2017-2018 academic year. You must update every section of Opportunities for every program within your institution no later than June 30.

To access Opportunities, please visit the  Opportunities web page
If you need assistance please email or call (312) 202-8289. For more information please click here.
Updated Program Director's Guide to COMLEX-USA

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) recently updated its Residency

The guide informs Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program directors, program coordinators and other members of the graduate and undergraduate medical community about how COMLEX-USA scores can help in evaluating residency program applicants.
AODME WEBINARS on Addressing Mental Illness and Suicide Risk

Ulrick Vieux Jr., D.O., M.S., Psychiatry Residency Program Director, Orange Regional Medical Center, and Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, TouroCOM, and Stephanie Kuntz, D.O., Psychiatry Resident, Orange Regional Medical Center, presented the webinar titled Confronting Reality, Part 1: Addressing Mental Illness among Medical Students and Physicians, on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. To access it, please click here.

Also, Confronting Reality, Part 2: Suicide Risk Among Medical Students and Physicians  was presented by Dr. Vieux and Eric Jarmon, D.O., Psychiatry Resident, Orange Regional Medical Center, on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. To access it, please click  here .
CLER Pathways to Excellence Version 1.1

Reflective of the ACGME's focus on physician well-being, the latest version of the CLER Pathways defines how the areas of Duty Hours, Fatigue Management, and Mitigation has evolved into Well-Being, addressing four interrelated topics: work/life balance; fatigue; burnout; and support of those at risk of or demonstrating self-harm.  View the   document or view a webinar that provides an overview by the co-chairs of the CLER Evaluation Committee.  

Call for CLER Site Visit Volunteers
The CLER Program is seeking volunteers to assist CLER Field Representatives on visits to ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions and their participating sites. Potential volunteers may include DIOs, GMEC Chairs, program directors, senior quality/patient safety leaders with GME experience, and CMOs with GME experience. CLER Volunteers will participate in three visits per year over the course of approximately four years. Read more.  
ACGME Family Medicine Review Committee Seeks Nominations for Resident Member

The Family Medicine Review Committee is seeking a resident member. Nominees must be in good standing in the PGY-2 level as of July 1, 2018 of a three-year ACGME-accredited family medicine program.  E-mail questions to Accreditation Administrator Sandra Benitez . Nominations will be accepted until August 28, 2017.
ACGME Institutional Accreditation Committee Changes and Updates

The Institutional Review Committee (IRC) will begin its 2017-2018 review of Sponsoring Institutions in August 2017 under the leadership of Susan Kirk, M.D., who will assume the position of Chair on July 1, 2017. The majority of annual accreditation decisions will be made at the Committee's January 24-26, 2018 meeting.

In preparation for the next annual review, the upcoming Annual Institutional Update in the Accreditation Data System (ADS) has been scheduled for July 5-August 18, 2017. Please note that this year's Annual Institutional Update will include minor revisions, including elimination of certain questions and modification of others.

Institutional Citations
At the conclusion of its second annual accreditation review, the IRC recently approved the automatic resolution of some institutional citations. At the end of Academic Year 2016-2017, the Committee will resolve institutional citations issued prior to July 1, 2015 for Sponsoring Institutions that have maintained a status of Continued Accreditation in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years. This decision will eliminate the need for Sponsoring Institutions to respond to citations that preceded the Committee's implementation of the Next Accreditation System. Remaining institutional citations will be reviewed annually, beginning with Academic Year 2017-2018. 
E-mail any questions to .
In the News
St. Bernards Medical Center Tops Jonesboro's Construction Projects List

St. Bernards Medical Center recently completed its $7.35 million Ben E. Owens Cancer Center project. The work was one of four phases that will total $137.5 million at St. Bernards in downtown Jonesboro, which has helped fuel interest in the area. In the same area, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine opened an additional site which enrolled its first class of medical students last August.
To read more, please click here
NYIT Medical Students Pay Tribute to Anatomical Donors

Expressing gratitude to those who gave the gift of knowledge, first-year medical students from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) honored their "first patients" - the 38 men and women who donated their bodies to science - on May 8, 2017, at a touching ceremony at the NYIT Old Westbury Campus.

To read more, please click here. Watch live coverage on WABC News.
Commendation Corner
Three NYCOMEC Programs Achieve ACGME Initial Accreditation  

T he Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Programs at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital both achieved Initial Accreditation under the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), effective April 27, 2017. Congratulations to Drs. Catherine Caronia, Steven Galinowski, Anthony Sampino, and John Vullo at Good Samaritan Hospital and to Drs. Eleanor Akker, Sherman Dunn, and Terence Brady at Coney Island Hospital. The General Surgery Residency Program at NYU Lutheran also achieved Initial Accreditation, effective July 1, 2016. Congratulations to Drs. Claudia Lyon and Armando Castro, and Ms. Jenny Kakleas.