New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

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ISSUE 150                                                                             October 31, 2017
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Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Riland Auditorium NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
12:30 p.m.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd,
Flushing, NY
Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
OMM Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
(Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)
OMM Department 
NYITCOM- Old Westbury Campus
Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Bridging the Gap between UME and GME
9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
1:00 p.m.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center-New Trump Pavilion, Garden Room N.
89-40 135 Street
Jamaica, NY
(Rescheduled from September 15, 2017)
Annual Membership and Board of Directors Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
OMM Workshop for Trainees
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM for the Abdomen and GI Disorders

Jincy Cherian, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar:  
50 Shades of Research, Part 2: Surveys, Prospective /Retrospective, Quantitative/ Qualitative, Noninferiority Designs

David Yens, Ph.D.
11/16 /2017 
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
Integrating OMM into Your Musculoskeletal Practice: A Peer-Review Perspective 

Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar:  
Research: Experimental Design (Review), Validity (Review), Selection of Subjects, Number of Subjects Needed, Case Presentations

David Yens, Ph.D.
12/21 /2017 
12:0 0 noon
National Meetings/Events
AOA Osteopathic Medical Educators & Leaders (OMEL) Conference 
January 25 - 26, 2018
Austin, TX
2018 ACGME Educational Conference 
March 1-4, 2018 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 
Orlando, Florida 
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
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds, a professional medical education program designed for AOA and ACGME residents, will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the W. Kenneth Riland Auditorium located in NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury Campus.

9:15 a.m.
William Blazey, D.O. , Assistant Dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Title: Preparing for Success on Your Medical Licensure and Specialty Board Exams during Residency

10:25 a.m.
Martin Levine, D.O. , Interim Clinical Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Former AOA President
Title: OMM with Every Encounter

12:40 p.m.
Kenya McRae, J.D., Ph.D. , Vice President of Research and Development, American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Title: Making the Connection between Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health: AOA Engagement

1:40 p.m.  
KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Sorrel King , The Josie King Foundation 
Josie's Story: Family - Centered Approaches to Patient Safety
2:45 p.m.
Lawrence Eisenstein, M.D., Commissioner of Health, Nassau County, NY
Title: Emerging and Relapsing Infectious Diseases

Breakfast and registration start at 8:30 a.m. 
Registration deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  
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. 

Refugee Status: A Comprehensive Look at the Painful Existence
Abier A. Abdelnaby, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery Division, UT Southwestern Medical Center
November 3, 2017 
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus

For more information please    contact Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, NYITCOM, and Director, Center for Global Health, NYIT, at 516-686-3912. 
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

OMM for the Abdomen and GI Disorders
Jincy Cherian, D.O., Family Medicine Physician, The Institute for Family Health,  Kingston, NY
November 8, 2017
12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m.

Opportunities still exist to present a webinar and obtain scholarly activity. If you are interested in presenting a topic, you are welcome to  email Lynn Mark, D.O. , or call her at 516-686-3950 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity.

The Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills among healthcare administrators, physicians and management staff. Our next program is:

Facilitating Meetings
David Broder, D.O., FACP, FACOI,  President, NYCOMEC, Associate Dean, Post-doctoral Education, NYITCOM, and Vice Speaker, American Osteopathic Association
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Flushing  Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355

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

For information on the course, please email Sharon Player or call 516-686-1283.
OMM Workshop for Trainees and Faculty

A n OMM Workshop, taught by the NYITCOM's Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and designed for the NYCOMEC's trainees and faculty, will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the OMM laboratory located on the first floor in Serota Academic Center, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury Campus.

The workshop will be open to all ACGME programs at your hospital, however, the registrant must have a working knowledge of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Preregistration is required. Due to limited space please RSVP by Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Dinner will be provided starting 5:00 p.m.
Bridging the Gap between UME and GME

NYCOMEC will host the faculty development program titled Bridging the Gap between UME and GME on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., immediately following the NYCOMEC GMEC meeting. It will take place in the Nelson A. Rockefeller Auditorium, located in NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus.

William Blazey, D.O., Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY;

Andrea Reed, D.O., Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AK;

Stephen Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Preclinical Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY;

Arthur Prancan, Ph.D., Preclinical Dean and Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, NY.

For more information, please click here.
NYCOMEC Hosted Faculty Development Program: 
The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination

Approximately 100 medical education professionals attended NYCOMEC's faculty development program, The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination, which was held on October 19, 2017, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Manhattan, NY. The symposium included several presentations on various aspects of managing the issues that arise when dealing with a problem resident and concluded with a panel discussion and robust audience participation.   
After welcoming everyone, David Broder, D.O., NYCOMEC President/CEO, spoke on how to define a problem resident, the role of Human Resources in managing GME-related concerns (employee vs. trainee), the impact on program morale and patient care as a result of a problem resident, and implementing remediation and the potential termination of that problem resident.  
Robert Catalano, M.D., Executive Secretary, Board for Professional Medical Conduct, gave a presentation that described the State's overarching mission to protect the public, how the Office for Professional Medical Conduct receives information on potential issues, the investigatory process, and potential outcomes on licensure.
Stacey Marder, Esq., of Weiss, Zarett, Brofman, Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C., presented the legal entanglements of disruptive physician behavior and discussed the obligations incumbent on GME leaders to protect patients, as well as their institution, when concerns with problem residents arise.
Samuel Sandowski, M.D. , Vice President of Medical Education, D.I.O., and Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, South Nassau Communities Hospital, gave an excellent review on identifying & remediating the struggling resident, referencing the ACGME milestones as guidelines and siting several examples of best practices in remediation.
The audience then engaged in a lengthy and informative question and answer period with the panel of speakers.  
NYCOMEC Blue OR Webinars Newly Archived

The NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition (OR) Webinar Series continues to have great success as several dozens of trainees and faculty register for and view each webinar. The OR webinars are archived on the NYCOMEC website. If you would like to view again one or more of these webinars or have missed a previous webinar, please contact NYCOMEC offices 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   email 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:

August 16, 2017 - OMM for Sexual Dysfunction in Females, conducted by Tania Shneyder, D.O., Assistant Program Director, Family Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, NY;

August 30, 2017 - OMM beyond the Classic Osteopathic Diagnosis, presented by Clifford Stark, D.O., Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY;

September 13, 2017 - OMM on the Sidelines, conducted by Seth Schmoll, D.O.,  Sports Medicine Fellow, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY ;

September 27, 2017 - OMM and Irritable Bowl Syndrome presented Sara Nehring, D.O., Director of Medical Education and Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, AR;  

October 11, 2017 - Pediatric Musculoskeletal Concerns in OMM conducted by Martin Torents, D.O., Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY;

October 25, 2017 - P.I.N.S. for Headaches presented by Dennis Dowling, D.O.,  Program Faculty, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York.

Please click here for the schedule of upcoming webinars.
ACGME Updates
Milestones Fall Reporting Window Opens October 30, 2017

The reporting window for the fall 2017 Milestones will be open from Monday, October 30, 2017 through Friday, January 12, 2018.
Revision of ACGME Institutional Requirements and Impact Statement

A focused revision of the ACGME Institutional Requirements and an Impact Statement have been posted. Comments on the proposed modifications will be accepted until November 30, 2017. 

Click here to view.
Board of Directors: Actions Taken at the September Meeting
Program Requirement Revisions Approved

At its September meeting, the Board of Directors approved the following:
  • Major revision to Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2018. 
  • Focused revision to Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in General Surgery, effective July 1, 2018. 
  • Focused revision to Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Medical Genetics and Genomics, effective July 1, 2018. 
  • Focused revision to Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Preventive Medicine, effective July 1, 2018. 
Clinical Competency Committee Guidebook Now Available - 2nd edition

The ACGME has released a second edition of its Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) Guidebook. This guide provides useful information on how to structure the CCC committee, run the meeting, and complete any follow-up work.  Download a copy here .   
 CLER 2018 Blackout Dates 
In 2018, the CLER program will offer Sponsoring Institutions (SI) 15 full blackout weeks each year.  Blackout weeks are intended to cover dates during which institutional staff members may not be available, i.e. religious holidays, local holidays, board meetings, retreats, etc.  

During three designated times per year, the SI may submit a request to blackout up to five weeks, as follows:
  • November 1-28, 2017 to enter requests for January- April 2018
  • March 1-28, 2018 to enter requests for May-August 2018
  • July 3-28, 2018 to enter requests for September-December 2018
In 2018, the CLER Program will automatically avoid scheduling site visits on the following weeks:
  • CLER Blackout week (January 1-5, 2018)
  • ACGME Annual Educational Conference (February 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)
The CLER Program will also avoid scheduling on the following days (note: the CLER Program will still schedule visits during these weeks):
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15, 2018)
  • Memorial Day (May 28, 2018)
  • Labor Day (September 3, 2018)
  • Thanksgiving (November 22-23, 2018)
Sponsoring Institutions with a status of Pre-Accreditation or Initial Accreditation will not be contacted to schedule a CLER visit until they achieve a status of Continued Accreditation.

Please note that the CLER Program will make every effort to comply with your requests; however, there is no guarantee that you will not be contacted for a visit during the requested blackout date.
New Osteopathic Recognition Brochure Available 

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has developed a new brochure on Osteopathic Recognition (OR), which contains the OR definition and key requirements for programs to obtain OR; describes the application process and resident eligibility for osteopathically recognized programs; answers questions about the fees for OR programs and the responsibilities of the Osteopathic Principles Committee which oversees Osteopathic Recognition; and more. 

To view the brochure please click here
ACGME Offers New Single GME Accreditation Transition Resources

Presentations from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education's 2017 annual educational conference and osteopathic pre-conference are now available from the ACGME's Office of Distance Learning.

Members of the GME community can access the presentations via Bridge, the ACGME's Learning Management System. Visit the ACGME  Bridge login portal to create an account.

Program directors, coordinators, and designated institutional officials will also find a link to Bridge in the accreditation data system (ADS) under the "resources" tab. 

To read more please click here.
For Your Information

AODME Upcoming Webinar

NBOME 7 COMLEX-USA Update for Residency Program Directors
John Gimpel, D.O., MEd. 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Click here for more information.
AOA Research Training Grants

On November 1, 2017, the AOA will begin accepting online applications for its Research Training Grants program.  Trainees can apply to the Physicians in Research Training Program, which enables applicants to conduct a basic science, clinical, or health services research project.  Projects must be designed to assess the osteopathic approach in one of these five priority areas: Chronic Disease and Conditions, Musculoskeletal Injuries and Prevention, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Osteopathic Philosophy, and Pain Management.  The deadline to submit all Research Training RFAs January 31, 2018. The awards will be announced in June, 2018 and project start dates will be September 1, 2018. 

Read more
In the News
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Offers Community-Based Palliative Care

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, has initiated a Community-Based Palliative Care Program for patients who are suffering from life-threatening or chronic debilitating diseases. Palliative Care staff include NYCOMEC faculty: Medical Director Lara Siska MD; Director of Home Visits Allison Van Arsdale DO; and coordinator of Palliative Care Residents Daniel Van Arsdale DO. 

To read more, please click here.
Commendation Corner
Stuart Almer to Receive Distinguished Service Award

Stuart Almer, FACHE , Administrator/ COO, Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award at the 30th Annual Awards hosted by Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Earns Regional Baldrige Award Recognizing Quality Improvement

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been selected to receive the Excellence Award, the highest level recognition bestowed by the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), a Baldrige-based award programs.

To read more, please click here.
Orange Regional Medical Center Recognized 

Orange Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital in the Hudson Valley region by U.S. News & World Report and was  also designated as "high performing" in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure and Hip Replacement.
OMED 2017 Student Research Poster Winners

Six  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine  student posters placed first or second at the recent 2017 American Osteopathic Association Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition (OMED) Poster Competition.

First Place:

Katrina Bantis, OMS II
Title: Prolonged Fasting Attenuates Mitophagy and Impairs Cardiac Function in Mice;

Nicole Angelo, OMS III
Title: Comparing the Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine versus Concussion Education for the Acute Treatment of Mild Concussion Symptoms;

Second Place:

Elizabeth George, OMS IV
Title: Pressure Variances in the Diagnosis of Lumbar Somatic Dysfunctions;

Alexander M. Stangle, OMS IV
Title: FITPHYSICIAN The Use of Wearable Technology Combined with Physical Activity Education in Medical Students: A Randomized Clinical Trial;

Matthew S. Goldfinger, OMS III
Title: Common Medications as a Risk Factor for Parkinson's Disease: A Case Control Study;

James Docherty, OMS III
Title: Effect of Pedal Pump Lymphatic Technique on Exercise Recovery After Maximal Exercise

Congratulations! To read more please click here.