New York Colleges of Osteopathic

Medicine Educational  Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education

August 16, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
Strategic Planning Survey for GME leaders

As our member institutions transition to the Single Accreditation System (SAS) and achieve Osteopathic Recognition, NYCOMEC has begun assessing the resources/services that our member institutions will need to meet ACGME accreditation standards.   

To learn more about your individual program needs, NYCOMEC's ACGME Transition Task Force, chaired by Dr. Caronia, has developed a needs assessment survey that will be disseminated within the next few weeks to DMEs, Program Directors and administrative leaders

Your responses to this survey will enable NYCOMEC to strategically plan initiatives that will best assist you in obtaining and maintaining ACGME accreditation, as well as achieving Osteopathic Recognition.
We look forward to receiving your responses and thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

Useful Osteopathic Considerations in Treatment of the Knee
August 17, 2016
12:00 noon-12:30 p.m.
Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences - Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Please click here to RSVP.
Achieving Osteopathic Recognition: The Experience of Dually Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program

The faculty development program titled Achieving Osteopathic Recognition: The Experience of Dually Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program will take place on  Thursday,  September 8, 2016, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., immediately following the NYCOMEC Education Committee meeting, in the NYITCOM Rockefeller Auditorium, Old Westbury Campus. 

Bridget Foy, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Medical Education, Family Medicine Program, The Institute for Family Health, Kingston, New York, will explore the osteopathic curriculum of a dually accredited Family Medicine Program, review the standards for Osteopathic Recognition from the ACGME and how to assimilate an Osteopathic Curriculum into these standards, as well as analyze the Osteopathic Recognition milestones, and how to incorporate these milestones into resident evaluations.
All NYCOMEC Directors of Medical Education, Associate Directors of Medical Education, Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, GME Staff & Faculty are invited and encouraged to attend this program.
Please RSVP by Thursday, September 1, 2016, via email or call 516-686-1128.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series Continues Successfully 

If you would like to view one or more of our webinars again or have missed a previous webinar, the NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series is archived on the NYCOMEC website. Please contact the NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730 for password. 

If you are interested in presenting a topic, please e-mail  Lynn Mark, D.O. , or call her at (516) 686-3950. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity requirements.

The following webinars are newly archived:

On August 3, 2016, Peter Guiney, D.O., Chairman, Department of Family Medicine & Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Nassau University Medical Center, conducted the presentation titled Asthma and OMT.

On July 20, 2016,  Clifford Stark, D.O., Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Northwell Health-Plainview Hospital, presented on   Osteopathic Considerations in the Hypermobile Patient.

For the schedule of upcoming webinars, please click here
NYCOMEC Trainee and Faculty Development OMM Workshop

A trainee and faculty development OMM workshop titled Bring Your Faculty to an OMM Workshop, coached by the NYITCOM's Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, will take place on Thursday October 13, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the OMM Laboratory located on the first floor of Serota Academic Center, Old Westbury Campus.

This workshop consists of case presentations pertinent to group specialty that will be discussed along with appropriate OMM treatment. This program anticipates being eligible for 3.0 hours of category 1A CME, pending AOA CCME approval. Time will be available to discuss cases presented by the attendees. 

Dinner will be available from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, October 7, 2016, by clicking here.
NYCOMEC and NYITCOM Co-Sponsor Sports Medicine Conference

A sports medicine conference titled  Beyond the Sideline: Unique Considerations, co-sponsored by NYCOMEC and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, will take place on  Monday, October 24, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the OMM laboratory located in the Serota Academic Center, Old Westbury Campus.

The program consists of numerous advanced level lectures that target primary care and sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers. The program anticipates being approved for 4.5 hours of category 1-A AOA CME credit, 4.5 hours of category A CEU credit, and 4.5 hours of NYS Physical Therapy CE credit. 

For more information, please email   Hallie Zwibel, D.O., Assistant Professor and Director, Sports Medicine, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine or call at (516) 686-3771.
NYITCOM Class of 2020 Orientation

At NYITCOM's orientation program for the Class of 2020, David Broder, D.O., informed students of  NYCOMEC's role in providing high quality residency training programs among its member institutions and gave an overview of the new Single Accreditation System.  Dr. Broder provided several salient points on how students can prepare themselves for success during their residency training. 
Trainee OMM Workshop

NYCOMEC hosted its semi-annual OMM Workshop for Trainees, titled Hands on OMM Bootcamp for NYCOMEC Trainees on Thursday, August 11, 2016. It was coached by the NYITCOM's Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) faculty and designed for the NYCOMEC interns, residents and fellows.

With a very impressive attendance, the workshop reviewed osteopathic diagnosis in the clinical setting and covered integration of high yield osteopathic manipulative techniques that can be incorporated into patient care across all specialties.

Trainees from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, HackensackUMC Palisades, Nassau University Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center participated. Each group had an OMM faculty member working with them.

The NYIT faculty who instructed at the workshop were: Reem Abu Sbaih, D.O., Theodore Flaum, D.O., Patricia Kooyman, D.O., and Sheldon Yao, D.O.  Academic scholars included: Amanda Chiu, Charles Fennie, and Rohan Datta.

AACOM and AODME Webinar: Osteopathic Recognition Milestones

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

For more information please click here. Register here.

AODME Webinar: Navigating the Osteopathic Recognition Application

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Time: 4:00 p.m. ET

For more information please click here. Register here.
In the News
Inaugural Class at NYITCOM at A-State Receives White Coats

The first class of medical students from  New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro (A-State) received their white coats at a ceremony where they pledged their commitment to the osteopathic profession.

"The white coat you receive today is a visual reminder of the physician's commitment to do no harm, and of your promise to bring a patient-centered, hands-on, and compassionate approach to the practice of medicine," said NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., NYIT Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs and Founding Dean of the new NYITCOM location, noted that the transformational vision of A-State and NYIT, along with support from local health care professionals and government leaders, led to the location's successful opening and ability to respond to health care needs in the state and region.

At the end of the ceremony, NYITCOM Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., administered the student oath and advised the students to embrace the coat as a symbol for a healthy doctor-patient relationship.  To read more please click here .
Class of 2020 Students Don White Coats at TouroCOM-Middletown Campus

On July 25, the 135 first-year students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown Campus began their medical careers in the most promising way possible: donning their white coats for the first time.

"The White Coat ceremony marks the student's transition to the study of medical science," said Dr. Kenneth Steier, TouroCOM Executive Dean and Founding Dean of the Middletown Campus. To read more, please click here.
TouroCOM Future Doctors Courted for Canaan Area, New York 

A group of activists from the rural Northwest Corner of New York and its neighboring towns along the New York border came up with the plan to introduce medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown Campus to the area and show them firsthand the benefits of living and working in a rural region in an attempt to showcase the quality-of-life features of the region and entice some young doctors to consider settling in that region.  To read more please click here .
Commendation Corner
Three TouroCOM Doctors Honored with Laureate Awards

Three professors from the  Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine have received Laureate Awards from the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Inc. (NYACP). To read more please click here.
Send Us Your News!
If you have interesting news about your 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!
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 Program:
Achieving Osteopathic Recognition: the Experience of a Dually Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program
Bridget Foy, D.O.
9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The Inn at New Hyde Park
New Hyde Park, NY
Faculty/Trainee Joint OMM Workshop: Bring Your Faculty to an OMM Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC/NYITCOM Sports Medicine Conference: Beyond the Sideline: Unique Considerations 
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Fall Grand Rounds
Riland Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
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