New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education

November 30, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
NYCOMEC 2017 Annual Membership Forms

The NYCOMEC's 2017 Annual Membership Forms have been mailed to all member institutions. As you complete and return the forms, please remember that each member institution has the opportunity to nominate individuals from their institution who will serve as members of the NYCOMEC Board of Directors, Graduate Medical Education Committee and Research Committee. We appreciate your careful consideration in appointing the individuals who will help us shape the deliverance of graduate medical education. 

For more information, please contact David Broder, D.O., President, NYCOMEC, via  email  or at 516 686 3730. Please return all forms as soon as possible. The deadline was November 14, 2016.
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting

The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) meeting will take place on December 6, 2016, starting at 8:00 a.m. in the Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus. Breakfast will be provided starting at 7:30 a.m.
Faculty Development Program: Training Your Trainees To Be Successful On Their Specialty Board Examinations
William Blazey, D.O. , Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury Campus, will present a faculty development session titled Training Your Trainees To Be Successful On Their Specialty Board Examinations  on December 6, 2016,  starting at 10:00 a.m., right after the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) meeting.

The objectives of this session are:
  • Identify unique (and not so unique) challenges that resident physicians face when preparing for their specialty boards;
  • Review common test preparation strategies and resources available for test takers;
  • Develop a plan for time management and planning of studies through all years of residency training;
  • Implement a board preparation plan for your training program to ensure the success of your trainees.
Please register by December 2, 2016.
NYCOMEC's Speakers Bureau
Do You Have Expertise in an Area of Medicine, Surgery or Osteopathic Medicine? Do You Need Additional Scholarly Activity?

If yes, we would like to invite you to participate in NYCOMEC's Speakers Bureau. The Speakers Bureau is comprised of physicians and faculty who are available to present at another institution's grand rounds, medical symposium, or other medical education programs.

Topics may encompass broad overviews of specific medical/surgical fields, case presentations/clinical issues, or other practice related topics, i.e. quality and risk management, cultural competency, coding, etc.

NYCOMEC will promote these speaking engagements among our membership, working with all parties to arrange mutually convenient dates and times for each presentation. 

Presentations of this type meet the ACGME's Common Program Requirements on scholarly activity for faculty. [Standard II.B.5.b).(3)]

To participate in the Speakers Bureau, please complete a  Speaker's Form  and return it to NYCOMEC via fax at 516.686.3767,  email  or mail. For more information, please call 516-686-1283.

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

These webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students. Register here.
Lymphatic Considerations
December 7, 2016
12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.
Dennis Burke, D.O., Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds
NYCOMEC hosted its Fall Grand Rounds  o November 15, 2016,  in the Riland Auditorium, NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus. Welcoming remarks were made by Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Dean, NYITCOM (left) and David Broder, D.O., President, NYCOMEC (right).  

Featured speaker, David Rush, rap artist and record producer, gave a heartwarming presentation on his experiences as a kidney dialysis and tran splant patient at the young age of 24, and just as 
his hip-hop career was launching. Mr. Rush described how he managed dialysis treatments every other day during a 40-city tour with pop-star Pitbull, and gave insight on how physicians must address the emotional impact on the patient, as well as the clinical side. Please click here to watch the video of the audience standing up and cheering at the end of his presentation. 

KEY NOTE SPEAKER, Robert Orenstein, D.O., Editor in Chief, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA); presented an overview on scholarly activity, including how to create opportunities for research projects and getting scholarly work published/ presented. Dr. Orenstein also met individually with trainees and faculty for one-on-one discussions on their scholarly activity aspirations.

Hallie Zwibel, D.O., Director, Sports Medicine, NYITCOM, discussed the current diagnostic approach to patients with concussions, and highlighted how a multidisciplinary approach is optimal. He also reviewed how current research will reshape the diagnosis and management of concussions in the near future.   

Joshua Cohen, J.D. , DeCorato Cohen Sheehan & Federico, LLP, and Anders Cohen, D.O., Division Chief, Department of Neurosurgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center discussed the causes of a medical malpractice action, how they are commenced, what to do if one is sued, and best practices to help in achieving the best possible result. Joshua Cohen, J.D., discussed how a malpractice case is defended, and described the deposition and trial processes. Dr. Anders Cohen discussed, from his perspective as a physician, what it is like to be a defendant in a medical malpractice case.   
Shawn Cannon, D.O., Chief Academic Officer/ Residency Director of the Social Medicine Program, Southampton Hospital discussed the rise in addiction, especially to opioids, among people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds across America. His presentation included an historical overview of pain management from the 1900's to today and the unintended impact the use of narcotics has had, in creating today's addiction epidemic.   
Eric Martin, Client Relations Manager, and Tiffanie Lee, Trainer/Education Coordinator, PracticeLink , Ltd., shared with attendees a 10-step guide to help residents and fellows secure their dream practice. The discussion covered perfecting one's CV, contract negotiations, licensing and credentialing, and site visits.  
Upcoming AODME Webinar
Harold (Hal) Elliot, MD, Program Director, Psychiatry, Henry Ford Allegiance Health will present the webinar titled Recognizing the Signs of Residents in Distress on Thursday, December 15th at 4 p.m. ET. The webinar will assist physician teachers in understanding the stresses associated with medical school and residency training today and to recognize the signs and  symptoms of physician depression. 
Objectives for the program are:
  • Recall the four major areas of resident impairment;
  • Recognize when to intervene;
  • Manage denial of the resident/medical student;
  • Evaluate available resources.
To register, click here
NYITCOM Earns Accreditation as Category 1 CME Sponsor with Commendation!

Following an extensive document survey conducted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) was awarded accreditation with commendation as a Category 1 CME Sponsor. The AOA noted that the College received a 100 percent perfect score on its document survey, which included outcomes measurement data, and was granted a full 5-year accreditation. 
AOA Research Funding Opportunities: Deadline January 31, 2017

To promote osteopathic research, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is accepting requests for research grants and grants to assist researchers in training. Grants are available for research in osteopathic philosophy, chronic diseases and conditions, osteopathic manipulative medicine/ osteopathic manipulative treatment, musculoskeletal injuries and prevention, and pain management. This year's chronic diseases grant will focus on the osteopathic approach to addressing diabetes-related disorders.

New this year are two research training programs designed to encourage physicians in training and medical students to contribute to osteopathic research throughout their career. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2017. To learn more, click here
Webinar on Osteopathic Recognition Application Process

Tiffany Moss, M.B.A., Executive Director of Osteopathic Accreditation,  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), held a webinar titled Osteopathic Recognition: Understanding the Application and Common Pitfalls on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The webinar reviewed the recent and proposed changes to the Osteopathic Recognition application, and provided tips on how to avoid common recognition citations. To access the webinar please click here.

ACGME  Spring 
2017 Workshops

The ACGME's Spring 2017 workshop series has been announced as follows:

Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment:
A Course to Help Achieve the Goals of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME)

Sunday, March 26 - Friday, March 31, 2017 
Sunday, April 30 - Friday, May 5, 2017
This program is a highly interactive course designed to enhance faculty skills in competency-based assessment of residents and fellows. Attendance is limited to 48 individuals.  Click here to view the:   Brochure and Agenda
In the News
NYITCOM and CUNY Lehman College Team Up on Medical Education

On November 9, 2016, at NYIT de Seversky Mansion, representatives from  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) and CUNY Lehman College signed two agreements that will allow qualified Lehman students to attend NYITCOM to earn a combined B.S./D.O. degree as well as gain early admission into NYITCOM's D.O. program. To read more please click here.
D.O. Joins the HHS Council on Graduate Medical Education

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell appointed Kenneth Veit, D.O., to serve on the HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Council on Graduate Medical Education. In his new role, Dr. Veit, will provide an osteopathic voice in discussions on shaping graduate medical education in the United States.  To read more please click here .
Knocking Out Parkinson's at NYIT

The Rock Steady Boxing NYIT program was launched in September, 2016, at NYIT's W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Center, under the leadership of  Adena Leder, (D.O. '99), a neurologist, movement disorders specialist, and Assistant Professor at  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, to help patients with Parkinson's Disease feel stronger in the face of the debilitating effects of the movement disorder. To read more please click here.
Commendation Corner
Catskill Regional Medical Center CEO/CMO Named Among Top 110 Physician Leaders in the Nation

Catskill Regional Medical Center's Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer,  Gerard Galarneau, M.D. has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as a top 110 Physician Leader of Hospitals and Health Systems. Recipients are selected for their outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers, as well as leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations and the healthcare of the communities they serve. Read more.
Send Us Your Stories!

At NYCOMEC, we love to share our members' success stories. If you have interesting news about your hospital, trainees, faculty, and/or programs, please forward it to us so we may include it in the NYCOMEC newsletter. Please   email  your information to Daniela Popa, M.H.A. Thank you!

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Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development:
Training Your Trainees To Be Successful On Their Specialty Board Examinations
William Blazey, D.O.
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Deans Retreat
12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Location TBA.
Annual Membership Meeting
8:20 a.m.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Trainee OMM Workshop
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Research Poster Competition
Time and Location TBA.
Spring Ground Rounds
Time and Location TBA.
Upcoming National Recruiting Events
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Representing Your GME at the Following Events:

SOMA Luncheon
12:00 noon
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
MWU/OPTI & AZCOM Residency Fair
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Glendale, AZ
Upcoming National GME Meetings/Events
2017 OMEL (Osteopathic Medical Educators and Leaders) Conference
January 19-21, 2017
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Tampa, Florida

2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference  
March 9-12, 2017 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 
Orlando, FL

2017 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference
April 26-29, 2017 
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD  
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