New York Colleges of Osteopathic

Medicine Educational  Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education

July 7, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
Past Due: NYCOMEC Registration Forms and Hospital Contracts:
NYCOMEC is pleased to assist our member institutions with all documentation requirements related to contracts, registration, completion of training and verification of education. Please be reminded that NYCOMEC registration forms and hospital contracts for each new and returning trainee were due by July 1, 2016. If you have not submitted the required documents, please contact Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services. In addition, please notify NYCOMEC of any trainee status changes, (i.e. medical leave, resignation or termination).  For your convenience, the 2016-2017 Registration Form may be found on our website .
NYCOMEC Initiates New Speakers Bureau  

To assist our member institutions in providing quality didactic lectures, NYCOMEC is forming a Speakers Bureau comprised of medical experts who are available to come to your institution for grand rounds presentations. 

We invite you to bring Sharon L. Koehler, D.O., F.A.C.S., Assistant Professor, Breast Surgery, Department of Clinical Specialties, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, to your hospital to present the lecture titled Breast Cancer Management - New Directions on a Winding Road. The  lecture will describe the current surgical management of breast cancer while focusing on the five recommendations identified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS). To schedule Dr. Koehler, please  call at (516) 686-1407 or email Dr. Koehler .

NYCOMEC also invites you to consider joining our Speakers Bureau. By participating as a guest speaker, you will have the opportunity to earn scholarly activity. For more information, please call (516) 686-3730.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

Osteopathic Considerations in the Hypermobile Patient
July 20, 2016
12:00 Noon-12:30 p.m.
Clifford Stark, D.O.
Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, Northwell Health-Plainview Hospital
    Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

Asthma & OMT
August 3, 2016
12:00 Noon-12:30 p.m.
Peter Guiney, D.O.
Chairman, Department of Family Medicine & Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Nassau University Medical Center
    Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC Trainee OMM Workshop: Hands on OMM Bootcamp for NYCOMEC Trainees

An OMM Workshop, taught by the NYITCOM's Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) faculty and designed for the NYCOMEC interns, residents and fellows, will take place o n   Thursday, August 11, 2016 , from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the OMM laboratory located on the first floor in Serota Building, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury Campus. 

The workshop will review osteopathic diagnosis in the clinical setting and cover integration of high yield osteopathic manipulative techniques that will be incorporated into patient care across all specialties.

To register please click here. Due to limited space please  RSVP  by August 4, 2016 . Dinner will be provided starting 5:15 p.m. 
Dr. Broder Congratulated  Graduates from Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

On June 27, 2016, twenty three new physicians graduated their residency programs from Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. They represented the fields of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Podiatry. 

David Broder, D.O., President, NYCOMEC, was among the speakers at this year's graduation ceremony. He congratulated the newest physicians
for their commitment to a lifetime of education and self-directed learning and noted that they will be confronted with challenges that today may not even be known.
NYCOMEC Research Director Invited to IAMSE Faculty Development Course

David P. Yens, Ph.D., Research Director, NYCOMEC and TouroCOM - Middletown Campus, participated in an invited Faculty Development Course presession:  An Introduction to Medical Education Research - From Concept to Publication along with Peter de Jong, Ph.D., Leiden University; Jane Dumsha, Ph.D., PCOM; and Grace Brannan, Ph.D., Ohio CORE, at the 20th Annual International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Meeting, that took place in Leiden, Netherlands, between June 4 and June 7, 2016.  
Dr. Steier Appointed Executive Dean for TouroCOM in New York

Kenneth Steier, D.O., Dean, TouroCOM - Middletown Campus, was appointed Executive Dean of TouroCOM in New York. 

He will continue his role as Middletown Campus Dean, and in the new capacity he will be responsible for ensuring the continued alignment of the administrative, admissions and academic processes on both Harlem and Middletown campuses. 

Robert Goldberg, D.O., will remain as Dean of TouroCOM - Harlem Campus, with continuing responsibility for the daily administration of the campus.
In the News
NYITCOM Researchers Awarded Grant for Studying the Effects of OMM on Parkinson's Disease 

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has awarded a $140,000 grant to NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine researchers to study the effects of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) on patients with Parkinson's disease.  "The main objective of the two-year study is to see if OMM affects balance and motor function," said Associate Professor Sheldon Yao (D.O., '02), the lead researcher for the project. To read more please click here

Dr. Yao and his colleagues, including Drs. Jayme Mancini, Joanne Donoghue, Adena Leder, and Joerge Leheste, are among only nine teams nationally to receive a portion of more than $1 million in research grants from the AOA to conduct studies involving osteopathic manipulative medicine. To read the article published in The DO please click here.
Send Us Your News!
If you have interesting news about your trainees, faculty, and/or programs, please forward it to us so we may include it in the NYCOMEC newsletter. Please email your information to  Daniela Popa, M.H.A. 
Thank you!
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
Trainee OMM Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Location TBA.
Faculty Development Program:
Achieving Osteopathic Recognition: the Experience of a Dually Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program
Bridget Foy, D.O.
9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Topic and Location TBA.
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The Inn at New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, NY
Faculty/Trainee Joint OMM Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Fall Grand Rounds
Riland Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
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