New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 132                                                                                            January 24, 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course: 
Emotional Intelligence
Soft Skills and Hard Decisions
Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O. Dean, NYITCOM
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
New Trump Pavilion, Garden Room North
89-40 135th Street, Jamaica, NY 11418
Meet and Greet with AOA President
2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m.
359 A-Health Professions Conference Room
W. Kenneth Riland Building, 3rd floor
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 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
Research Poster Competition
8:30a.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:

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 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:  
OMT On Every Visit
Martin S. Levine, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Presenting Your Research (NYCOMEC) Poster Competition), Getting Your Research Published
David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
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
Research  Webin ar: Proposal and Protocol Development, Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submission/ Processing

David Yens, Ph.D.
12:0 0 noon
Research  Webin ar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grant 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
Meet and Greet with Dr. Buser, AOA President

Boyd R. Buser, D.O., President, American Osteopathic Association will visit NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus and NYCOMEC on January 30, 2017. NYCOMEC has organized a Meet and Greet session where our member institutions can meet and discuss today's osteopathic matters with Dr. Buser. All member institutions are invited.
January 30, 2017
2:00  - 3:00 p.m.
Riland 359 A-Health Professions Conference Room
W. Kenneth Riland Building, 3rd floor
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC and NYIT have initiated a new lecture series designed to develop and enhance leadership skills among healthcare administrators, physicians, and management staff at our member institutions.  The Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course begins on January 27, 2017 and comprises a series of ten interactive lectures. Presentations  take place every other month, alternating sites between Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center.  AAFP CME credit is also provided by Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.   
The first presentation in the Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course is: 
Emotional Intelligence
Soft Skills and Hard Decisions
Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Dean, NYITCOM
Friday, January 27, 2017
1:00 p.m.
J amaica Hospital Medical Center
New Trump Pavilion, Garden Room North
89-40 135th Street, Jamaica, NY 11418
To view future topics and speakers, please click here . For more information, please call NYCOMEC at (516) 686-3730 or email .  

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

T hese webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students.
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OMT On Every Visit
February 1, 2017
12:00 noon
Martin S. Levine, D.O., Interim Clinical Dean, Professor of Family and Community Medicine
TouroCOM - Harlem Campus

NYCOMEC OMM Trainee Workshop

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OMT Trainee  Workshop
Saturday February 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Daniel Van Arsdale, D.O., Director of the Family Medicine Integrated FM/NMM Program, Southampton Hospital
Francis Yoo, D.O., Associate Director of the Family Medicine Integrated FM/NMM Program, Southampton Hospital

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 patient and the outpatient setting. 
  • Receive hands-on experience, by working on other participants as simulated patients. 
NYCOMEC Annual Board of Directors Meeting

NYCOMEC's Annual Membership and Board of Directors meetings took place on January 11, 2017. The re-elected officers are:
Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Chairman
Gregory Rokosz, D.O., J.D., Vice-Chairman
Jerry Balentine, D.O., Treasurer
Robert Yost, M.S., Secretary
Drs. Gilliar and Broder each thanked the members of the Board for their outstanding efforts over the past year.
NYCOMEC Leadership Reception

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, NYCOMEC leaders  gathered at Jacksons Bistro & Sushi Restaurant in Tampa, Florida for the NYCOMEC Hospitality Reception. The event was held in conjunction with the AOA's annual Osteopathic Medical Educators and Leaders Conference, which was held at the Waterside Hotel in Tampa, Florida from January 19-21, 2017. 
New Report on Innovations in Graduate Medical Education

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to improving the training of medical professionals, released a report entitled Innovations in  Graduate Medical Education . The focus of this report was to discover what different regions were doing to train their residents and fellows for a rapidly changing health care industry.  Six conferences were held throughout the United States, drawing together more than 800 professionals from 39 states, including medical schools and the ACGME. The report gives overviews of each of the six conferences, innovation highlights from each region, and next steps. To read more please click  here.
ACGME Program Director Discusses Value of Osteopathic Recognition

For programs that have not yet applied for Osteopathic Recognition, a recent article in The DO may convince their hospital and GME leaders of the benefits of this designation. Read why the family medicine residency program at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO, an ACGME-accredited program for 42 years, sought Osteopathic Recognition. Read 
Leadership Skills Training Programs for Residents 

ACGME Leadership Skills Training Programs for Chief Residents:   This ACGME-sponsored program is designed to introduce the essential skills required for rising and current chief residents to develop enhanced self-awareness and learn leadership concepts that increase individual effectiveness in a leadership role. Registration is now open for eight programs scheduled in 2017. View Brochure and Agenda. Register early, as space fills up quickly for these workshops.   
AOA Training in Policy Studies (TIPS)

The TIPS program offers residents training in health policy to better understand, and be involved in impacting, the policy changes that will affect their patients' health care and wellbeing. The program is open to all osteopathic physicians who have completed one year of postgraduate training and remain in an active AOA- or ACGME-accredited training program. The AOA will begin accepting applications in June 2017 and will choose program participants by late August 2017. Learn  more .
Single GME Update for Program Directors and DMEs

Programs that are four years in length or longer were required to submit an application to the ACGME by Jan. 1, 2017, in order to be able to accept students in the 2017 Match. Dr Buser, AOA President, announced that 80% of four-year-plus programs have achieved accreditation or pre-accreditation and are eligible to participate in the Match. The Opportunities database is updated daily to include all programs participating in this year's Match, as well as those that are not eligible or have voluntarily withdrawn from the Match. Each program listing includes the program's current ACGME accreditation and osteopathic recognition status. Read  more .
The Single GME Accreditation System & 2017 Residency Match Webinar

On Friday, January 13, 2017, AACOM hosted an informational webinar for students and faculty advisors on the single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system (SAS) and with a focus on the residency match process. This webinar is particularly useful for fourth-year osteopathic medical students who are navigating the 2017 residency match.

Featured speakers:
  • Boyd R. Buser, D.O., President, American Osteopathic Association (AOA);
  • Lorenzo Pence, D.O., Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Stephen C. Shannon, D.O., M.P.H., President & CEO, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
In The News

Shane Speights, D.O.,  was promoted to Site Dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.  
J AOA publishes editorial by Martin Levine, D.O.

Martin S. Levine, DO, Interim Clinical Dean of TouroCOM's Harlem Campus and AOA Past President, had an editorial published in the January 2017 issue of the  Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. His editorial discusses the importance of p roviding residents with a viable pathway to continue their osteopathic training. To read more, click  here
St. Barnabas Hospital Research Study on OMT to Reduce Pain in Postpartum Women Published 

Preliminary results in a research study conducted at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, demonstrate that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce acute pain in postpartum women, regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via cesarean. Read  more.