New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 155                                                                           January 11, 2018
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NYCOMEC Calendar

Annual Membership  Meeting
8:20 a.m. 
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 noon
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Informal Lunch
11:45 a.m. 
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Hospitality Dinner at AOA OMEL
7:00 p.m. C.S.T.
Stella San Jac
San Jacinto Blvd & E. 5th Street, Austin, TX
OMM Workshop for Trainees
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
GMEC Meeting
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Academic Council Meeting
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Understanding The C.L.E.R. Process
10:00 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Hospitality Reception at ACGME Conference
Time and Location TBA.
Orlando, FL
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY
Faculty Development Program: Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll in Graduate Medical Education
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Hospital Day
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Student Activity Center
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus

NYCOMEC Blue Webinars

O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Hypothyroid Disease

Denise Burns, D.O.
1/17 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Presenting Your Research, Getting Your Research Published

David Yens, Ph.D.
1/25 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: 
Incorporating Care of Developmentally Disabled Patients Into Osteopathic GME

Bernadette Riley, D.O.
1/31 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: OMT in the Geriatric Population

Dennis Burke, D.O.
2/14 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Basic Statistical Concepts: Measurement Scales, Probability, Parametric Statistics

David Yens, Ph.D.
2/22 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Neck Pain

Mary Banihashem, D.O.
2/28 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: Hands-on Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: a Paradigm for OMT & the Injured Patient?

Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O.
3/14 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Nonparametric Statistics: Odd Ratios, Sensitivity, Specificity, Epidemiological Concepts, Logistic Regression, How to Work with a Statistician

David Yens, Ph.D.
3/22 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: Revisiting Somatic Dysfunction in Clinical Practice

Mikhail Volokitin, D.O.
4/11 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Proposal and Protocol Development, Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submissions/ Processing

David Yens, Ph.D.
4/19 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: OMM  and the Chronic Pain Patient

Matthew Hayes, D.O.
4/25 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Palliative Care

Alan Roth, D.O.
5/9 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.

National Meetings/Events

Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development  Conference 
January 25 - 26, 2018
Austin, TX
2018 ACGME Educational Conference 
March 1-4, 2018 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 
Orlando, Florida 
2018 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference 

April 18-21, 2018
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
Washington, DC 

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.

Osteopathic Approach to Hypothyroid Disease
Denise Burns, D.O., Assistant Professor, OMM Department, TouroCOM - Harlem Campus
January 17, 2018
12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. E.S.T.
Opportunities still exist to present a webinar and obtain scholarly activity. If you are interested in presenting a topic, you are welcome to  email   or call her at 516-686-3950 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity.
NYCOMEC to Host Leadership Dinner at LEAD Conference 

Please join us!  On January 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. C.S.T. NYCOMEC will host a hospitality dinner for its members attending the  Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD)  Conference in Austin, TX. The dinner, which will provide an informal opportunity for members to discuss graduate medical education-related concerns and share camaraderie among each other, will be held at Stella San Jac Restaurant located at San Jacinto Blvd & E. 5th St in Austin, Texas.

Please contact NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730 for more information and to register. 
OMM Workshop for Trainees

Daniel Van Arsdale, D.O., Director, Family Medicine Integrated FM/NMM Program, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Francis Yoo, D.O., Associate Director, Family Medicine Integrated FM/NMM Program, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital 

Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
OMM Laboratory, Serota Academic Center
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine-Old Westbury Campus, NY
Program Objectives:
  • Learn about short customized patient vignettes pertaining to multiple specialties;
  • Gain the additional exposure in different techniques that will be demonstrated for both the inpatient and the outpatient settings; 
  • Receive hands-on experience, by working on other participants as simulated patients. 
Breakfast will be available starting 8:15 a.m.
Faculty Development Program

Understanding The C.L.E.R. Process
Henry Rosenberg, M.D., Director of Medical Education & Clinical Research, RWJBarnabas Health-Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. 
de Seversky Mansion, NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Program objectives:
  • Describe the C.L.E.R. process;
  • Discuss the essential elements of C.L.E.R.;
  • Describe the implications of C.L.E.R. findings.

The next Healthcare Leadership program will take place on:  
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
12:30 PM
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY  11355
Shane Speights, D.O.
Site Dean, NYITCOM at Arkansas State University
Transition from Colleague to Supervisor 

For more information, please email Sharon Player or call (516) 686-3730.
Faculty Development Program:  Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll in Graduate Medical Education

On March 21, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., NYCOMEC will host a faculty development program focusing on the physical and mental well-being of physicians in training. Mark your calendars for this event where we will discuss how great patient care starts with physician wellness and nurturing a safe work environment for our interns, residents and fellows. 

Topics will include:
  • Sexual harassment in medical training;
  • Recognizing and preventing drug & alcohol abuse;
  • Stress management and combating burnout among trainees;
  • Fostering a healthy clinical learning environment in Graduate Medical Education.
This program will take place at the NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus and is open to all faculty, staff and administrators from our member institutions. Further details will follow in the coming weeks. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call 516-686-3730.
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course Highlights the Importance of Self-Awareness 

Despite blizzard-like conditions the day prior, more than 50 hospital leaders and faculty attended a presentation by Barbara Capozzi, D.O. titled Leadership Begins with Self-Awareness, which took place at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on January 5, 2018.  Through a series of interactive exercises, Dr. Capozzi engaged the audience in assessing their individual self-awareness, appreciating its value for leadership success, and offered information on how to utilize skills to promote optimal self-awareness and maximize concordance between one's own self-awareness and others' self-assessment.  The program was well-received and generated discussions on initiating a second phase of the Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course to further enhance leadership skills. 

For Your Information

AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program

The AOA Intern/Resident Registration Program is a matching program that places students into AOA-accredited graduate medical education positions in the United States. The Intern/Resident Registration Program (the "Match") is sponsored and supervised by the  American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Match is administered on behalf of the AOA by  National Matching Services Inc.

To obtain an OGME-1 position in an AOA-accredited internship or residency, or to obtain an AOA-accredited OGME-2 residency position in Dermatology or Preventive Medicine-Public Health, students and trainees must register for and participate in the AOA Match.

Information on specific topics pertaining to the 2018 Match, for the recruitment of students into AOA-accredited positions in internships and residencies beginning in 2018, can be viewed here.

Residency Ranking Season

Listed below are the important dates for the ranking season of the 2018 Main Residency Match:
  • January 15, 2018: Ranking opens in the Registration Ranking, and Results (R3) system.
  • January 15, 2018: Schools can begin verifying the graduation credentials of students and graduates.
  • January 31, 2018: Quota change, Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) participation status, and withdrawal deadline for programs.
National Resident Matching Program's website resources:
To read more please click here.
Exceptions to the All In Policy: Call for Comments

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors is reviewing whether to grant exceptions to the All In Policy that governs the Main Residency Match. Questions and comments will be accepted until January 31, 2018 and should be sent to the attention of NRMP President and CEO Mona M. Signer by email at
NRMP Accepts Nominations for Student Director Position

T he National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors is currently accepting nominations for Student Director positions. Nominations should be sent by email to All nominations must include curricula vitae (15 pages maximum) and a letter of support. The deadline for receipt of nominations is February 1, 2018.

Please click here for the qualifications and background sought for Student Director positions on the NRMP Board of Directors. 
Macy Faculty Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is seeking applicants for the Macy Faculty Scholars Program, which is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing. The application deadline is February 14, 2018Read more.
OPP Integration Within the Single Accreditation System Webinar

January 17, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. C.S.T.
Russell Maier, M.D., FAAFP,  Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, and Designated Institutional  Official, Community Health of Central Washington 

Objectives of this Webinar:
  • Review some key aspects of ACGME Osteopathic Recognition;
  • Discuss some potential barriers - and their solutions - to integrating osteopathic principles and practices (OPP);
  • Present several options for achieving OPP integration in an ACGME accredited program.
Please register here.
Quality Improvement: How and Why in GME?

February 21, 2018
3:00 p.m. C.S.T.
Daniel Lombardi, D.O., FACOEP, Associate Medical Director, Patient Safety Officer, Director of Medical Education, St. Barnabas Hospital, SBH Health System, New York

Quality Improvement is a formal approach to the analysis of performance and systematic efforts to improve it. This webinar will focus on the role and implementation of quality improvement processes in graduate medical education.

Please register here.

In the News

Ellis Medicine among Best in Heart Attack Readmission

Ellis Medicine is among the top hospitals in the nation with the lowest heart attack readmission rates, according to the data received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Nyack Hospital Awarded Empire State Development Grant for New Transitional Care Unit

Nyack Hospital has received an Empire State Development grant for the creation of a Transitional Care Unit. The funding was awarded by New York State's Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.

To read more please click here.

Commendation Corner

Dr. Rokosz Named RWJBarnabas Health Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs 
Gregory J. Rokosz, D.O., J.D., will assume the role of Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, RWJBarnabas Health, where he will work with members of the leadership team overseeing RWJBarnabas Health's integration with Rutgers while managing the education enterprise in the system. Dr. Rokosz had formerly been the Medical Education lead for the Barnabas Health system as Vice President of Medical Education.  

To read more please click  here.