New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education

December 20, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
NYCOMEC leadership and staff would like to express their gratitude to each of our member institutions for their collaborative efforts and dedication to Graduate Medical Education excellence during 2016. Once again, we are looking forward to supporting your efforts to provide quality postdoctoral training programs.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful New Year!
Opportunity for Faculty Scholarly Activity

Do you need additional scholarly activity? 

If yes, we 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-based medicine/surgery/OMM issues, case presentations, or other practice-related topics.  For more information please call Sharon Player at 516.686.1283.  

To join, please complete a  Speaker's Form  
Start the New Year with NYCOMEC's Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series!

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

These webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students. To register please click here.
Building Osteopathic Esprit De Corps in an ACGME World
January 4, 2017
12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.
Shawn Cannon, D.O., Southampton Hospital
NYCOMEC Hosts Deans Strategic Planning Session

As part of NYCOMEC's ongoing strategic planning efforts, a Deans Retreat was held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at the de Seversky Mansion, NYIT-Old Westbury Campus. The Retreat provided an opportunity for the leadership of NYCOMEC's member Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine to discuss what influences the ACGME Single Accreditation System may have on medical education and to  develop strategies to maximize opportunities and mitigate potentially negative consequences. 
Faculty Development Program: Trainee Preparation for Specialty Board Exams

On December 6, 2016, NYCOMEC hosted a faculty development program titled Training Your Trainees To Be Successful On Their Specialty Board Examinations, presented by William Blazey, D.O., Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. In his presentation, Dr. Blazey shared important tips that Program Directors can use to assist trainees in successfully preparing for their exams. To view the recorded program and slides, click here.

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series: Newly Archived Webinars Available

The NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series is archived on the NYCOMEC website, therefore if you would like to view one or more of our webinars again or have missed a previous webinar, please contact the NYCOMEC office at 516.686.3730 for access information.

If you are interested in presenting a topic, please contact Lynn Mark, D.O., via e-mail or call her at 516.686.3950.  Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity requirements.

The following webinars are newly archived:

November 9, 2016 - Review of Anatomy and Bio-Mechanics Relevant to OMM for the Cervical Spine presented by George Cheriyan, D.O., Assistant Professor, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Arkansas Campus;

November 23, 2016 - Integrating OMM and Medical Acupuncture in Clinical Practice, presented by Francis Yoo, D.O.,
Associate Program Director, FM/NMM, Southampton Hospital;

December 7, 2016 - Lymphatic Considerations conducted by Dennis Burke, D.O., Assistant Professor, Department of OMM, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem Campus.

For the schedule of upcoming webinars, please click here


Combating Burnout, Promoting Physician Well-being Building Blocks for a Healthy Learning Environment in GME

This webinar pr ovides a hands-on approach on how to conduct a needs assessment for developing a resident well-being plan. This allows designated institutional officials, program directors, and program coordinators to identify stressors and supports, along with curricular innovations, coaching strategies, and faculty development activities to use in the clinical learning environment. To view, click here
2017 NYCOMEC Publications

As 2017 approaches, NYCOMEC is adding the finishing touches to the 2017 NYCOMEC Recruitment Brochure and 2017 NYCOMEC  

Annual Membership Directory.  These materials will reach your institutions soon.

ACGME launches new suicide prevention initiative for medical residents and fellows

The ACGME, in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Mayo Clinic, has launched an initiative to prevent physician and medical trainee suicides. The initiative, which was developed in response to the increasing rates of stress, depression and fatigue that are fueling concern about physician well-being, introduces a library of educational resources, including: 
  • A four-minute video that advises medical students, residents and fellows on how to support each other, express concern to peers, and encourage help-seeking behavior;
  • A comprehensive guide to help graduate training programs respond to a resident death by suicide;
  • Additional information and access to support.
To view the resources on the ACGME website, please click here
In the News
Dr. Leder: One to Watch in Education in LIBN

Adena Leder, D.O., Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, NYITCOM, is included in a feature section called "Ones to Watch: Education" in   Long Island Business News. Dr. Leder is recognized in her role as director of NYIT's Parkinson's Disease Treatment Center, which provides medical care along with physical, occupational and speech therapy services. To read more please click here.
Medical Students at the TouroCOM Middletown Campus Are Engaging Their Artistic Side

Launched through a collaborative effort by OMS I and OMS II students, the Creative Arts in Medicine club provides students at TouroCOM Middletown with an artistic outlet and a much-needed respite from the intense academic pursuits required of medical students. To read more please click here.
NYITCOM Students Celebrate With Holiday Songs!  

Students from NYITCOM spread holiday cheer throughout the Old Westbury Campus by singing Christmas carols and other holiday-spirited songs to fellow students and faculty.  
Rockefeller Building, 3rd Floor
Commendation Corner
Orange Regional Medical Center Recognized in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has recognized  Orange Regional Medical Center as a High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). These distinctions demonstrate Orange Regional's commitment to healthcare excellence and dedication to quality care. 
Wedding Bells for Kenneth Steier, D.O. 

Congratulations and best wishes to TouroCOM's Executive Dean, Dr. Kenneth Steier, and his lovely bride, Kristen, who exchanged wedding vows on November 19, 2016. 

We wish them many years of happiness!  
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!

In This Issue
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Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
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
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Location TBA.
Research Poster Competition
Time and Location TBA.
Spring Ground Rounds
Time and Location TBA.
Upcoming National Recruiting Events
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Promoting Your Programs at the Following Events:
MWU/OPTI & AZCOM Residency Fair
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Glendale, AZ
NYITCOM Hospital Visitation Day 
12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Old Westbury Campus
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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