New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 168                                                                                            July 27, 2018
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NYCOMEC Calendar
Board Executive Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Wesbury Campus
Board Finance Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Coordinators' Assembly Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Terrace Room
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Wesbury Campus
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.
OMM Workshop
6:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Trainee Committee Meeting
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Conference Room A
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst, NY
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Academic Council Meeting
8:30 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Patient Simulation in GME Programs
10:10 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Annual Membership Meeting
8:20 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webinar:
Approach to Shoulder Pain in the Primary Care Setting

Phillip Cruz, D.O.

8/1 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic  Approach to the  Common Cold

Julie Thomas, D.O.
8/15 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Treatment for Sinusitis and Rhinitis

Andrew Harbison, D.O.
8/29 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Considerations for the Infant

Susan Milani, D.O. 
9/12 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
O.R. Webinar: The Osteopathic 
Dermatologist Part II

Peter Ilowite, D.O. 
10/10 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
O.R. Webinar: 
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in Cancer Patients with Fatigue, Stress, Depression, and/or Musculoskeletal and Visceral Somatic Pain

Cristian Castro-Nunez, D.O.
10/24 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
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.

Approach to Shoulder Pain in the Primary Care Setting
August 1, 2018
12:00 noon
Phillip Cruz, D.O.Director, Family Medicine Residency Program,  Jamaica Hospital Medical Center,  Jamaica, NY
Professional Development Workshop: How to Identify Stress & Burnout

NYCOMEC will host a Professional Development Workshop titled How to Identify Stress & Burnout, presented by Michelle Caluori, LHMC, Associate Director and Sadia Halim, LMSW, Associate Director, NYIT Counseling & Wellness, on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Coordinators' Assembly inaugural meeting. 

The inaugural meeting of the Coordinators' Assembly will take place on  Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  in the NYIT de Seversky Mansion-Terrace Room, NYIT-Old Westbury Campus. We have an exciting and interactive itinerary planned for the day which will end with a meet-and-greet lunch social.

Thinking of joining the Coordinators' Assembly or know someone who would benefit from becoming a member? Please email Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A. , Manager, Trainee Services or call her at 516-686-3952.
OMM Workshop for Trainees and Faculty
An OMM Workshop, taught by NYITCOM's Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and designed for NYCOMEC's trainees and faculty, will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the OMM laboratory located on the first floor in Serota Academic Center, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury Campus.
The workshop is open to all AOA and ACGME trainees at your hospital, however, the registrant must have a working knowledge of osteopathic manipulative medicine. During the workshop, trainees will work and learn together with program directors and faculty (DO's & MD's).
Preregistration is required . Due to limited space please register by Wednesday, Aug ust 15, 2018. Dinner will be provided starting at 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Development Program: Patient Simulation in GME Programs

Patient Simulation in GME Programs
Presenter: Paula Ryo, D.O., Assistant Professor & Chief, Virtual Medicine, Institute for Clinical Competence, Academic Affairs, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call 516-686-3730.
2018 AOA Annual Business Meeting

The 2018 Annual Business Meetings of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the national professional membership organization for the nation's osteopathic physicians, osteopathic medical students, and other members of the osteopathic medical profession, took place on the week of July 15, 2018, in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. The Annual Business Meeting of the AOA Board of Trustees (BOT) began on Tuesday, July 17 and concluded Thursday, July 19, while the AOA House of Delegates (HOD) convened its annual meeting Friday, July 20, and concluded its sessions on Sunday, July 22.

New York State Delegation

The NYCOMEC member institutions were represented by the following: Nancy Bono, D.O., David L. Broder, D.O., Kym M. Carpentieri, D.O., Martin Diamond, D.O., Dennis J. Dowling, D.O., Sherman Dunn, D.O., David Forstein, D.O., Robert Goldberg, D.O., Janet Grotticelli, D.O., Ronald Langman, D.O., Lynn G. Mark, D.O., Susan Milani, D.O., Paul Morris, D.O., Mervat Mourad, D.O., Bernadette Riley, D.O., Sonia Rivera-Martinez, D.O., Steven Sherman, D.O., Kenneth J. Steier, D.O., and Hallie Zwibel, D.O.
Dr. Broder Reelected as Vice Speaker of AOA House of Delegates

David L. Broder, D.O., President, NYCOMEC, was reelected as Vice Speaker of the AOA House of Delegates (HOD). He was originally elected as Vice Speaker in March, 2014. 
Dr. Rivera-Martinez Elected as Second Vice President of AOA Board of Trustee

Sonia Rivera-Martinez, D.O., Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Department, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus, was elected Second Vice President of the AOA Board of Trustees.  Dr Rivera-Martinez has been advocating for the osteopathic medical profession at the local, state and national levels. 
White Coat Ceremony at TouroCOM

The Class of 2022 medical students entered the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, on Monday, July 23, 2018, with the traditional White Coat Ceremony. 

Kenneth Steier, D.O., Executive Dean, TouroCOM, said the students are the cream of the crop. "Classes get better and better every year and this looks like a great group," he said. Read more here.

To read the social media, please click  here .
New Staff Member

Bette Coppola, MEd,  joined the NYCOMEC team as the Education Manager on July 23, 2018. Bette will be responsible for assisting hospitals with questions about program accreditation and overseeing NYCOMEC's faculty development and trainee education.  She can be reached at and/or 516-686-3922. 
ACGME Updates
The ACGME 2018 Summer Spotlight Webinar Series

The ACGME announced the 2018 Summer Spotlight Webinar Series, which will be offered in August 2018 as follows:

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Title: Maximizing the Value of the ACGME Self-Study Process for Your Program: No Need to be Afraid!
Time: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: John Frohna, M.D., MPH; Alex Rakowsky, D.O.; Kimberly Gifford, M.D.; Susan Guralnick, M.D.

Description: The primary goal of this webinar is to enable participants to see the Self-Study process as a valuable opportunity to evaluate and improve their programs on an ongoing basis. 

To register, please click here.

Monday, August 6, 2018
Title: Leveraging Data Across Multiple Requirements to Streamline Coordinator Efforts and Align with the Academic Year
Time: 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Ann Dohn, M.A.; Nancy Piro, Ph.D.

Description: The presenters will share and demonstrate the use of a new template that aligns programmatic data with the academic year requirements. 

To register, please click   here .

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Title: Remediation, Probation, and Dismissal from Residency Training: Managing Crucial Conversations with Residents Using a Systematic Method and Live Simulation
Time: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Agatha Parks-Savage, Ed.D., R.N., L.P.C.; Amelia Wallace, M.H.P.E.

Description: In this webinar, program directors will learn how to facilitate crucial conversation in three types of challenging resident scenarios: the depressed/excessively apologetic resident; the passive-aggressive resident; and the verbally aggressive resident.

To register, please click  here .

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Title: Mastering the Annual Program Evaluation - One Chapter at a Time
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon EDT
Speakers: Donna Guidroz, C-TAGME; Melody Alijani, M.S.

Description: The presenters will share a series of useful tools that can help program coordinators create a step-by-step guide for to navigate the Annual Program Evaluation process.

To register, please click  here . Send  any questions to .
ACGME to Host  Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

A course titled Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment, and designed for  residency and fellowship program directors, associate program directors, chairs and members of Clinical Competency Committees (CCCs), and any faculty members with major responsibility for the assessment of residents/fellows, to help them achieve the goals of competency-based medical education (CBME), will be held at the ACGME Headquarters in Chicago, with attendance limited to 40 participants, in two sessions:
  • Sunday, October 7 through Friday, October 12, 2018, or 
  • Sunday, November 11 through Friday, November 16, 2018.
Sessions begin on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and continue through Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Highlights of the curriculum include:
  • Goals and principles of CBME;
  • Practical and effective application of multiple assessment methods and tools;
  • Highly experiential with hands-on practice;
  • How to create effective assessment systems;
  • How to effectively run your CCC;
  • How to use Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) effectively.
To register click here. Read more here.
For Your Information
2019 NRMP and AOA Match Timeline

The following 2019 Match timeline covers both the National Resident Matching Program Match (NRMP) and the  final AOA Match. Here are the important dates, deadlines and details you need to stay organized.

July 2018-January 2019: Students apply to programs. Interviews and decision-making happen early. Programs receive applications through ERAS, programs have varying deadlines for their applications.

July-September 2018: Each institution that offers AOA-accredited OGME-1 internship or residency positions, or OGME-2 dermatology positions, that begins training in 2019, must provide to NMS information on its program(s) for the Match.

September 5, 2018: Applicants start applying to ACGME-accredited residency programs through ERAS.

September 15, 2018: ACGME-accredited programs start receiving applications through ERAS.

September 15, 2018: NRMP  registration opens for the 2019 Match at 12 p.m. EDT.

October 1, 2018Medical School Performance Evaluations (MSPEs) released to all residency programs through ERAS.

November 1, 2018: Recommended date by which students should register for the AOA Match (but can register after this date if necessary). By this date, NMP will post a list of programs participating in the AOA Match  here.

November 20, 2018: Instructions for submitting rank order lists and obtaining match results will be available to students and programs registered for the AOA Match.

November 30, 2018: Registration deadline for NRMP applicants (applicants can register after this deadline, but will need to pay a late registration fee to the NRMP).

December 2018: Military match results are available.

January 8, 2019: AOA Match participants may begin to submit rank order lists.

January 18, 2019: AOA Match rank order list deadline. Final date for submission of student and program rank order lists. Programs can change the number of positions to be filled for a program using AOA match until 11:59 p.m. EST.

January 15, 2019: NRMP rank order list entry opens at 12 p.m. EST.

January 31, 2019: NRMP program quota change, withdrawal and SOAP participation deadline at 11:59 p.m. EST. Urology and ophthalmology residency match results are available.

February 4, 2019: Results of the AOA Match released to all participants in the Match (students and institutions) as well as COMs and OPTIs. Institutional contracts due within 10 working days after receipt of the Match results. Match result information posted online.

February 4, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST: Beginning at this time, AOA Match participants who did not match to a position and programs with positions available may contact each other to fill available positions. AOA programs can post available positions on the AOA Post Match.

February 11, 2019 : Programs that are accredited by both ACGME and AOA and participating in both matches must contact NRMP no later than this date to request a change to the number of positions offered through the NRMP.

February 20, 2019: NRMP rank order list certification deadline is at 9 p.m. EST. This is also the late registration/match withdrawal deadline.

March 11, 2019: NRMP Match week begins.  For unmatched students: NRMP Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) begins on March 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. EDT and ends on March 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. EDT.

March 15, 2019: NRMP Match Day! Match results are sent by email and posted in the R3 system at 1 p.m. EDT. Unmatched DO students can participate in the AOA scramble until positions fill. AOA programs post available positions on the AOA Post Match

May 31: ERAS 2019 Season ends, MyERAS closes at 5 p.m. EDT.

July: Most residency programs start residency training between late June and July 1, 2019.
2019 Residency Match Resources 

In preparation for the 2019 AOA NMS Match, the AOA Opportunities website now displays updated information on match participation for AOA programs. As we transition to the single GME accreditation system, programs will achieve ACGME accreditation and will drop their AOA approval status and therefore will no longer be displayed in the AOA's Opportunities database. To assist students in tracking these programs, the AOA created a list of all AOA-approved programs that fully transitioned to ACGME accreditation. This list is updated regularly and available on the AOA's Opportunities site. 

Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Now Seeking Submissions

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) is launching a new section titled Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. The purpose of this section will be to briefly but critically review and update the contemporary research focused on the musculoskeletal system's relationship to health and disease and generate hypotheses for future research needed in the field.

Submissions should introduce the problem or clinical question (1-2 paragraphs); discuss what is already known and the state of the current research on the question (1-2 paragraphs); assess the recent literature, pointing out limitations and the need for further research in the field (3-5 paragraphs); and provide a definitive conclusion as to the meaning of the articles reviewed and future directions. Submissions are limited to 1500 words and 20 references.

To read more, please click here.
Upcoming Webinar: Integrating Research into Osteopathic Clinical Practice

Date:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018 
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter:  Kimberly Wolf, D.O., FACOP, FAAP

This webinar will help clinical practitioners introduce more research with osteopathic orientation into their practice. It will serve as a resource for those in academic medicine, including those who work closely with programs with osteopathic recognition.

Call for Abstracts for Educating Leaders 2019: The AACOM Annual Conference

The call for abstracts is open for the AACOM Annual Conference: Educating Leaders 2019, which will be held on April 10-13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018.

Topics include:
  • Single GME Accreditation System;
  • Initial to Continued ACGME Accreditation/Clinical Learning Environment Review;
  • Osteopathic Recognition;
  • Clinical Education Collaborations (Community Based Clinical Education);
  • Transition from UME to GME/Residency Match;
  • Resilience & Wellness.
Abstracts are also eligible for publication in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).  

In the News
Pain Management with a Human Touch

While the U.S. opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation,  Sheldon Yao, D.O., Chair and Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) in  NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine-Old Westbury Campus, maintains that osteopathic manipulative treatments learned by NYITCOM students will be the future of pain management.

Please read more  here .
Commendation Corner
NYIT Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has been recognized for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation's Colleges of Distinction for being an institution at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. With a unique learning environment, its programming engages students with character-building first-year seminars, community-based learning programs, service-learning programs, alternative Spring Breaks, diversity and global learning programs, interdisciplinary programs, undergraduate research, study abroad programs, and internships.

To read more, please click here.
Good Sam Earns the HANYS Pinnacle Award 

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, was named by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) a winner of the 2018 HANYS Pinnacle Award for Quality & Patient Safety. This is the second consecutive year that Good Samaritan has earned this prestigious recognition in the respective categories.

To read more, please click here.