New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 146                                                                                             August 28, 2017
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NYCOMEC Calendar
Trainee Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Conference Room C
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Quality Improvement: Why, How and When in GME?
Daniel Lombardi, D.O.
9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus
Sports Medicine Conference: Beyond the Sideline: Unique Athlete Populations
8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Faculty Development Program: The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination
Robert Catalano, M.D.
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 
New York, NY
Fall Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Riland Auditorium NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM Beyond the Classic Osteopathic Diagnoses

Clifford Stark, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM on the Sidelines

Seth Schmoll, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM and Irritable Bowl Syndrome

Sara Nehring, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar:  
Research: The Big Picture and How to Select a Topic for Your Research

David Yens, Ph.D.
9/28 /2017 
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar:  
50 Shades of Research, Part 1: Experimental Design, Validity of Studies, Potential Design Problems

David Yens, Ph.D.
10/26 /2017 
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
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 Recruiting Events
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Promoting Your Programs at the Following Events:

OMED 2017
October 7-10, 2017 
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
National Meetings/Events
OMED 2017
October 7-10, 2017 
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
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 Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

OMM beyond the Classic Osteopathic Diagnosis
August 30, 2017
12:00 noon
Clifford Stark, D.O., Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY
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.
NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
Dr. Francis Yoo's presentation, originally schedule to take place on September 15, 2017, has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Several participants will be attending the NYITCOM Academic & Scientific Symposium, which is scheduled for the same day, and requested that we reschedule his lecture. A new date will be announced shortly.   For information, please email  Sharon Player  or call 516-686-1283.  
Faculty Development Program:  Quality Improvement-Why, How and When in GME?

Friday, September 8, 2017
9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus

Daniel Lombardi, D.O., Patient Safety Officer, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Medical Education, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Title: Quality Improvement-Why, How and When in GME?

Preregistration is required. Please register by  Friday, September 1, 2017. 
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsors NYITCOM's Sports Medicine Conference: Beyond the Sideline: Unique Athlete Population

September 18, 2017
8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. 

There is no registration fee for the NYCOMEC trainees. For registration information and program outline please click here.

This program anticipates being approved for 5.5 of AOA Category 1A CME credit hours, 5.5 NYS Physical Therapy continuing education credit and 5.5 category A CEU credit hours pending approval by the AOA CME, NYS and the BOC respectively.

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.
Faculty Development Program: The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination

NYCOMEC will host on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway - New York City Campus a faculty development program titled The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination, featuring Robert Catalano, M.D., Executive Secretary, Board for Professional Medical Conduct. 

The program is open to all NYCOMEC educational leaders, faculty and administrative staff. Please call Alana Berg at 516.686.1128 or email to register.
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds, a professional medical education program designed for osteopathic 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.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Sorrel King, The Josie King Foundation
Josie's Story: Family - Centered Approaches to Patient Safety

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

Lawrence Eisenstein, M.D.Nassau County Commissioner of Health
Title: Emerging and Relapsing Infectious Diseases

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

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

Breakfast and registration start at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017. To register please contact the NYCOMEC office at 516.686.3730.
2017-2018 NYCOMEC Research Manual

The new NYCOMEC Research Manual was distributed in electronic form via Constant Contact on August 18, 2017 to all NYCOMEC trainees, directors of medical education, associate directors of medical education, program directors and program coordinators. The content of the manual has been revised to correct referenced web sites and make minor modifications to the text. However, last year's manuals are still usable.
This annual publication provided by NYCOMEC helps foster research activity by our residents. David Yens, Ph.D., Research Director, NYCOMEC, will continue to be available to meet with your programs' staff and residents to facilitate research. 

NYCOMEC is also continuing its series of monthly NYCOMEC Blue research webinars which discuss different aspects of research. These webinars are archived on NYCOMEC website. To access them please  go to, click on Resources, scroll down to webinars and follow the link to archived research webinars. These webinars are password protected. Please call the NYCOMEC office at 516.686.3730 to receive the password.

For more information, please click  here .
NYITCOM at A-State 
White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2021  
The second 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 on August 11, 2017, at a ceremony where they pledged their commitment to the osteopathic profession. NYIT President  Hank Foley, Ph.D., joined NYITCOM Dean  Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., and NYITCOM at A-State Site Dean  Shane Speights, D.O., in welcoming the Class of 2021.  "Today, you join an elite group representing centuries of medical wisdom," Foley told the students. Read more.   
TouroCOM Middletown Class of 2021 Dons White Coats

Several hundred friends and family members gathered together on July 24, 2017, to celebrate the 135 members of Touro College of Medicine (TouroCOM) Middletown's Class of 2021 as they donned their white coats and took the first step in their medical school career. Read more.
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus White Coat Ceremony

The Class of 2021 students from NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus celebrated with friends, family, and faculty their first step in their medical career: receiving their white coats. The event took place on August 22, 2017, at Crest Hollow Country Club, located in Woodbury, NY. 

Please click here for details in social media. 
ACGME Updates
ACGME Seeks Volunteers to participate in Milestones Work Group

The ACGME is in the early phases of planning and development for Milestones 2.0, and is assembling  a work group that will be responsible for reviewing the current Milestones to determine what, if any, changes need to be made, by specialty (Surgery, Pathology, Transitional Year). Participants should be proficient in one or more of the Competencies and be familiar with the Milestones, but need not be physicians. For more information, email
ACGME Revised Common Program Requirements FAQs

The ACGME updated its Common Program Requirement FAQs in July 2017 to reflect the revisions of Section VI of the Common Program Requirements that are effective July 1, 2017.  View the ACGME Common Program FAQs.
ACGME Committee News

New FAQs for Subspecialty Faculty Scholarly Activity
While the General Subspecialty FAQs for Internal Medicine are still under revision, the FAQ concerning subspecialty faculty scholarly activity has been published ahead of the rest due to significant revisions to the Committee's expectations regarding the related requirements. E-mail questions to Executive Director Jerry Vasilias.

Osteopathic Recognition Brochure
An Osteopathic Recognition brochure has been developed and is now available in the Osteopathic Recognition section of the ACGME website. The brochure provides basic information and addresses common questions related to Osteopathic Recognition. 

Osteopathic Recognition Presentations
The Osteopathic Principles Committee has posted additional presentations in the Osteopathic Recognition section of the ACGME website. The newly posted slide sets were presented at osteopathic conferences in the last six months.

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Presentations 
The Review Committee has posted additional presentations on the Documents and Resources page of the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine section of the ACGME website. The newly posted slide sets were presented in the last six months. 
For Your Information
TIVRA - Update and Verify Trainee Contract Information

The Trainee Information Verification and Registration Audit (TIVRA) system is now open for institutions to UPDATE and VERIFY contract information previously reported for the 2016-2017 academic year and REPORT new and continuing contracts for the 2017-2018 academic year

To access TIVRA system, please visit  AOA Opportunities and choose program login (on the left side of the split screen). Each institution must update each contract for every osteopathic trainee within their hospital  no later than October 15, 2017. Any intern, resident or fellow not registered by the deadline date will not have their training recognized or approved by the AOA.

To read more please click here.

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) launched   Call for Presentations for the AACOM & AODME Annual Conference that will take place in Baltimore, MD, on April 26-29, 2018. The conference's theme is Educating Leaders 2018: Building Successful Collaborations

Submissions deadline is September 21, 2017.
AODME Upcoming Webinars 

The Milestones: The Good, The Bad, and What You Should be Doing
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Presenter: Laura Edgar, Ed.D., CAE

Osteopathic Recognition Programs
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Presenter: Sarah James, D.O.

NBOME 7 COMLEX-USA Update for Residency Program Director
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Presenter: John Gimpel, D.O.
In the News
NUMC Receives Level I Trauma Center Verification

Nassau University Medical Center's trauma center has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To read more please click  here .
Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Achieves Prestigious 5-Star Quality Rating from CMS 

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has earned the 5-star Overall Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The prestigious accolade is awarded to the top 20% of facilities in the nation in recognition of their achievements in three categories: health inspections, quality measures and staffing.

To read more please click  here .