New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 133                                                                                            February 8, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
ACGME Task Force Meeting
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Conference Room C
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Global Health Grand Rounds
Nicholas Comninellis, M.D., M.P.H., D.I.M.P.H.
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Mollie Auditorium
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course 
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY 11355
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Physician Professionalism
Paul Moglia, Ph.D.
9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Viana Hotel & Spa
3998 Brush Hollow Road Westbury, NY 
Research Poster Competition
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Spring Grand Rounds
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Upcoming National
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be promoting Your Programs at the Following Events:

LECOM Erie Hospital Day
Friday, April 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Erie, PA
PCOM Hospital Day
Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA
Upcoming National GME Meetings/Events
2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
March 9-12, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida
2017 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference
April 26-29, 2017
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webin ar: Osteopathic Surgery: Clinical Cases
Gerard Baltazar, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Basic Statistical Concepts-Measurement, Scales, Probability, Parametric Statistics
David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Non-parametric Statistics, Odds Ratios, Sensitivity, Specificity, Epidemiological Concepts, How to Work with a Statistician
David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMT and Pulmonary Disease
Kenneth Steier, D.O., M.B.A., M.P.H.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Proposal and Protocol Development, Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submission/ Processing

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
An Application of the Osteopathic Primary Care Sports Medicine Model
Naresh Rao, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
Osteopathic Considerations for the Patients with TMJ
R. Keith Felstead, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grand Funding

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
NYCOMEC Mission Statement

To continually improve the quality and scope of graduate medical education within the continuum of osteopathic medical education. 

NYCOMEC Happenings

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

T hese webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students.
To pic:
Osteopathic Surgery: Clinical Cases
February 15, 2017
12:00 noon
Gerard Baltazar, D.O.FACOS,  Associate Director, Surgical Critical Care,  St. Barnabas Hospital
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsors the NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC is co-sponsoring  the first NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds in conjunction with the NYIT Center for Global Health. The focus of the Global Health Grand Rounds is to educate about career options in global health. For more information please contact Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director, Global Health, at (516) 686 3912.
March 13, 2017
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Mollie Auditorium, Serota Academic Center, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Nicholas Comninellis, M.D., M.P.H., D.I.M.P.H., CEO/President, Institute for International Medicine

Faculty Development Program: Physician Professionalism

Paul Moglia, Ph.D., Director, Faculty Development, South Nassau Communities Hospital, will present a faculty development session titled  Physician Professionalism on  March 22, 2017, starting at  9:45 a.m., right after the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) meeting.

This presentation will assist your faculty in teaching trainees about core  elements of Professionalism and how to address lapses, as well as how to identify conditions  which challenge their own ability to act professionally.
NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course Successfully Launched

More than 60 hospital executives, physicians and managers of NYCOMEC member institutions participated in the first session of the newly developed Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course, which was held at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on January 27, 2017.  Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O. , Dean, NYITCOM, launched the series with a discussion on emotional intelligence and its relevance in the workplace setting.  

For more information on the Healthcare Leadership Course, and to view a list of future presentations and speakers, please click here
Meet and Greet with Dr. Buser, AOA President

Boyd R. Buser, D.O., President, American Osteopathic Association visited NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus and NYCOMEC on January 30, 2017. NYCOMEC organized a  Meet and Greet session  where representatives from our member institutions met and discussed today's osteopathic matters with Dr. Buser.
NYCOMEC Promoted Our Programs at NYITCOM Hospital Fair

On January 27th, 2017, 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.  NYCOMEC represented all of our member institutions' programs at the event. 

NYCOMEC Promoted Our Programs at Midwestern University Rotation and Residency Day

On Friday, January 27, 2017, Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services, traveled to Glendale, Arizona, to attend the Rotation and Residency Opportunities Day, hosted by Midwestern University OPTI and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. The event was well attended by 2nd and 3rd year medical students, many of which were interested in the Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics programs at NYCOMEC institutions. Students were happy to hear that NYCOMEC is working with its programs to achieve ACGME accreditation, and that many plan to obtain Osteopathic Recognition. 
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series Continues Successfully; 

Newly Archived Webinars Available

The NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series continues to have great success as the number of live audience participants  for each webinar consistently reaches close to one hundred viewers.

For your convenience, the webinars are archived on the NYCOMEC website. If you would like to view one or more of these webinars again or have missed a previous webinar, please contact NYCOMEC 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 e-mail 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:

January 4, 2017 - Building Osteopathic Esprit de Corps in an ACGME World, presented by Shawn P. Cannon, D.O.,  FACOI, Chief Academic Officer & Director of Medical Education, Southampton Hospital;

January 18, 2017 - Professionalism Training in Osteopathic and Allopathic Residency, presented by Bernadette Riley, D.O., FACOFP, FILM, Director, Traditional Rotating Internship, South Nassau Communities Hospital;

February 1, 2017 - OMT in Every Visit conducted by Martine Levine, D.O., Interim Clinical Dean, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, TouroCOM - Harlem Campus.

Please click  here  for the schedule of upcoming webinars .
NYCOMEC OMM Trainee Workshop

NYCOMEC held an OMM Trainee Workshop on February 4, 2017, at NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. Daniel Van Arsdale, D.O., Program Director, and Francis Yoo, D.O., Associate Program Director, both from Southampton Hospital, Integrated Family Medicine/NMM Department, helped the trainees enhance their OMM skills on diagnosis and treatment for both inpatient and outpatient settings.
The participants were trainees and faculty from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Coney Island Hospital, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, HackensackUMC Palisades, Orange Regional Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Southampton Hospital, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

AOA Modifies Policy for Training Programs Four Years and Longer Regarding ACGME Accreditation 

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees Executive Committee has modified the AOA policy that states that programs four years or longer in length must apply for ACGME accreditation by January 1, 2017, or be ineligible to accept new trainees in the 2017 AOA Match (see Section X of the AOA Basic Documents). The new policy allows programs that missed the January 1 deadline to participate in the 2017 Post-Match scramble as long as those programs have submitted an ACGME application before they contract with residents. 

The AOA will be sending each OPTI their programs' ACGME accreditation status to aid them in this process. The AOA will report to the OPTI any four-year-plus program that receives ACGME pre-accreditation after Jan. 1, 2017. Programs that have not submitted an ACGME application, but accept students after the deadline date, are subject to immediate review of its AOA accreditation by PTRC with possible sanctions up to and including loss of accreditation.

Read  more  
SAVE THE DATE:  Webinar - Themes in Health Care Disparities from the CLER National Report

The ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program will host the fourth webinar in a series of presentations addressing the six CLER focus areas on Tuesday,  February 21, 2017,  12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).  Kevin B. Weiss, MD, ACGME  Senior Vice President, Institutional Accreditation  will share data specific to health care disparities from the recent CLER National Report of Findings 2016 and discuss the challenges and opportunities presented in the findings. Registration by the ACGME will open shortly. 
In The News
NYIT Provost is named school's Interim President

Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., commenced his role as Interim President of New York Institute of Technology on January 21, 2017. Dr. Shoureshi joined NYIT in 2011 as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
To read more, click 
Harlem Community Board Awards Grants to Minority Medical Students

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), in conjunction with the TouroCOM-Harlem Community Advisory Board (CAB), has awarded the first round of grants from its newly-established Fund for Underrepresented Minority Students. The Fund was created to provide scholarships to needy, deserving medical students who will work to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Harlem and other medically underserved areas upon completion of medical school To read more, click  here
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Research Team Article Published in Osteopathic Family Physician Journal

Jennifer Gibbs, D.O.,
resident at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and the third place winner of the NYCOMEC Research Poster Competition last year, in the  Clinical Case Study category, published along with Antony Sampino, D.O. and John Vullo, D.O., both faculty at the same hospital, the research paper titled Underlying Appendicitis Leading to Chorioamnionitis in Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes: A Case Report in the Osteopathic Family Physician Journal, vol. 9, no. 1. To read the article, click  here .
NYU Langone to Spend $500 Million Expanding Lutheran's Brooklyn Presence

NYU Langone plans to invest $500 million over the next five years at NYU Lutheran in Brooklyn, vastly expanding the hospital's outpatient footprint. The hospital will build an outpatient cancer clinic and  a 16-bed observation unit adjacent to its emergency department with the aim of preventing hospitalizations . Read more.
Osteopathic Recognition: When, What, How and Why?

In a recent  article  in the Annals of Family Medicine, five members of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors explained how osteopathic recognition works and how family medicine residencies can benefit from obtaining it. To read the article please click here.

ACGME's Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Seeks Resident Member for its Editorial Board

The ACGME's JGME is produced bimonthly with two goals,  (1) to provide a venue for educators and researchers to publish valuable research and innovation about residency and fellowship education and (2) to improve the quality of research available to inform graduate medical education training decisions.

Interested residents/fellows (past their first year of training) who wish to be considered for an appointment as a member of the JGME's Editorial Board may submit their CV and letter of interest to on or before Friday, February 24, 2017.  To read more about candidate qualifications, click here.  
NYITCOM Research Teams Published in Osteopathic Family Physician Journal

Two research articles were published in the Osteopathic Family Physician Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, by medical students and faculty from NYITCOM: 
 To read the articles please click here.