ISSUE 114                                                                          February 26, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
NYCOMEC 15th Annual Research Poster Competition - Call for Posters

Submissions are now being accepted for  Best Experimental Research and  Best Case Presentation in the NYCOMEC 15th Annual Research Poster Competition, which will be held May 19, 2016, in conjunction with NYCOMEC's Grand Rounds. All trainees from NYCOMEC member institutions are invited to participate. Deadline for submission is April 8, 2016. Please click here to register and for the competition rules and requirements
Research Committee Meeting

On Monday, February 29, 2016, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., the NYCOMEC Research Committee will meet via teleconference. Please click here to RSVP.
Special Board of Directors Meeting

On Monday, February 29, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.a special meeting of the NYCOMEC Board of Directors will take place via teleconference. Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC Education Committee Meeting

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the quarterly meeting of the NYCOMEC Education Committee will take place in the Rockefeller Auditorium at the NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus. Breakfast will be provided at 7:30 a.m., with the business portion following at 8:00 a.m.   Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC Faculty Development Program 
Understanding the ACGME Approach to Residents and Program Evaluations
March 16, 2016
9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Henry Rosenberg, M.D.
Director of Medical Education and Clinical Research, Saint Barnabas Medical Center
The learning objectives for this program include being able to: 
  • Describe the concept of milestones in resident evaluation
  • Implement resident evaluation using the ACGME milestones
  • Describe the different roles and functions of the clinical competence committee and the program evaluation committee
  • Discuss the importance of the ACGME annual, confidential resident survey
  • Understand the Clinical Learning Environment Review and its significance
Registration is required. To register please click here
Our First ...
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

Back Pain
March 16, 2016
12 Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Thomas Flaum, D.O.
Assistant Professor, OMM Department,  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series: 
Opportunities for Scholarly Activity 

Our new webinar series offers unique opportunities to faculty who wish to participate in scholarly activities. Interested speakers conduct a 30-minute presentation on a subject of their choice. Topics should pertain to osteopathic medicine, but are not limited to osteopathic practices and principles.  

The webinar series is scheduled every other Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm. Dates to present are available, but are quickly filling up.   To schedule a presentation or for more information, contact Lynn Mark, D.O. via email or at (516) 686-3950.  
NYCOMEC and NYIT Center for Sports Medicine Co-Sponsor Faculty Development Program

The faculty development program titled Concussions, co-sponsored by NYCOMEC and NYIT Center for Sports Medicine, will take place on   Wednesday, April 6, 2016,   from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Rockefeller Auditorium, Old Westbury Campus. 

The program targets primary care and sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers. It anticipates being approved for 4.5 AOA category 1A CME credits for physicians, 4.5 BOC category A CEU credits for athletic trainers, and 4.5 NYS Physical Therapy Continuing Education credits. 

Preregistration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no registration fee for NYCOMEC trainees To register please call Susan Christie at (516) 686 7521. For more information please click here.

NYITCOM Hosts Hospital Fair

On February 19th, the NYITCOM Office of Academic Affairs hosted a Clerkship Fair, where first and second year osteopathic medical students had opportunities to discuss residency training options with hospital staff and trainees. 

In addition to NYCO MEC representing all of our member institutions' programs at the event, the following hospitals were present: Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Coney Island Hospital, Flushing Hospital Medical Center,   Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center,  Nassau University Medical Center, NYU Hospitals Center, Peconic Bay Medical Center Plainview Hospital, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Sisters Charity Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, The Institute for Family Health, and Wychoff Heights Medical Center.  
Members for Osteopathic Medical Education and VA Academic Affiliations Task Force Needed

AACOM is seeking individuals interested in serving on a task force that will provide information and guidance on ways in which the osteopathic medical education community can expand and strengthen academic affiliations with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Letters of interest need to be submitted via email. The deadline is Monday, February 29 , 2016  
For more information click here.

ACGME Commits Funding for Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments

On February 16, 2016, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments, a four-year initiative designed to promote transformative improvement within the clinical learning environments of ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions in which resident and fellow physicians pursue their formal clinical training in a specialty or subspecialty. The ACGME will provide funding through a competitive award process. Up to eight Sponsoring Institutions will be selected to receive awards of up to $75,000 per year over four years, with the expectation that each will provide a 1:1 match of those funds. The first of its kind for the ACGME, the initiative aims to enhance and elevate graduate medical education and prepare physicians for the future of health care. To read more please click here.
Call for Posters

South Nassau Communities Hospital will hold on Friday, March 11, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., its 3rd Annual Clinical Research Day in the hospital's Conference Center. Numerous lectures, a Poster Competition, and a Panel Discussion are part of the agenda. For those interested in submitting abstracts for the Poster Competition, please contact Evelyn Surillo via email or at (516) 632-3312.
In the News
Dr. Kenneth Steier Appointed to Board of Catskill Hudson Health Center

Kenneth Steier, D.O., M.P.H, M.B.A., founding Dean and Professor, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown Campus, has been appointed Board Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee for the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The term will run through February, 2018. For more information click here.  
NYIT and NYITCOM Have a Brand New Website!

The new website design incorporates informative, engaging content, interesting graphics and over 3,000 photos depicting education opportunities and campus life at NYIT/NYITCOM. Check it out! Click here.
Commendation Corner

NYITCOM Student Discovers Rare Arterial Condition in Anatomy Lab

Anas Alakkam, a third-year student at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine discovered a rare anatomical condition and published his research findings in the  Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy Journal . Read more
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events

Research Committee Meeting


12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.


Board of Directors Special Meeting


3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


Education Committee Meeting


8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Rockefeller Auditorium

NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus

Faculty Development: 
Understanding the ACGME Approach to Resident and Program Evaluations
Speaker: Henry Rosenberg, M.D.
9:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus

Sports Medicine Conference: Concussions


8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Rockefeller Auditorium NYITCOM- Old Westbury Campus

AOA OPTI Inspection

4/19 - 4/20/2016

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Old Westbury Campus

Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Meeting


8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

de Seversky Mansion - Old Westbury Campus

Research Poster Competition


8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

LaGuardia Marriott Hotel

East Elmhurst, NY

Spring Grand Rounds
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
LaGuardia Marriott Hotel
East Elmhurst, NY
OMM Faculty Development Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
GME Events
AACOM Annual Conference
4/6 - 4/9/2016
Washington, DC
AODME Annual Meeting
4/27 - 4/30/2016
Portland, OR
Upcoming Recruitment Events
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVU-COM)
Hospital Day
Parker, CO
Regional Osteopathic Convention-NY (ROC-NY)
3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016
Hauppauge, NY
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Medicine (LECOM) 
Hospital Day
Erie, PA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 
Hospital Day
Philadelphia, PA
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