New York Colleges of Osteopathic

Medicine Educational  Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education

June 23, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
A Reminder to all Graduate Medical Education Faculty & Staff:
NYCOMEC is pleased to assist our member institutions with all documentation requirements related to contracts, registration, completion of training and verification of education. In anticipation of the new academic year (2016-2017), we are currently processing NYCOMEC trainee registration forms and hospital contracts. Please be reminded to submit them before trainees begin the academic year. In addition, please notify NYCOMEC of any trainee status changes, (i.e. medical leave, resignation or termination). Please contact Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services, with questions or concerns. For your convenience, the 2016-17 Registration Form may be found on our website.
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. 
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series: More Webinars Archived 

If you have missed one of our previous webinars or would like to view a webinar again, the NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series is archived on the NYCOMEC website. Please contact the NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730 for password.

If you would like to schedule a date to present a topic, please  e-mail Lynn Mark, D.O., or call at (516) 686-3950. Conducting a presentation within the NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series counts towards scholarly activity requirements.

The newly archived webinar is:

June 22, 2016,  Hallie Zwibel, D.O., Assistant Professor, Director of Sports Medicine, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury Campus, conducted the presentation titled  OMM in Sports Medicine.

For the schedule of upcoming webinars, please click  here
CLER National Report of Findings  2016
The Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) National Report of Findings 2016,  published as a supplement to the May 2016 edition of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME), is available for review. The report presents data from CLER visits to participating sites of nearly 300 ACGME Sponsoring Institutions and provides a first look at important cross cutting areas of focus in the clinical learning environments of resident and fellow physicians. 
GME Student Webinar: 
Navigating the Single GME Accreditation System
AACOM is hosting a webinar to inform osteopathic medical students about the transition to the ACGME single accreditation system (SAS) on:

Date:       Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time:       7:30 p.m. ET 

Featured speakers from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) include:
  • Boyd R. Buser, D.O., President-Elect, AOA
  • Lorenzo Pence, D.O., Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation, ACGME
  • Stephen C. Shannon, D.O., M.P.H., President & CEO, AACOM
Questions are being solicited for the program at or may be included in the question/comment box when  registering for the webinar.
AMA Wire Features FAQs on SAS for Medical Students
The American Medical Association's e-newsletter, the AMA Wire, recently featured an FAQ geared to medical students regarding the impact of the SAS on residency training availability.  

Lorenzo Pence, D.O., Senior Vice President for Osteopathic Accreditation, ACGME, and   Stephen C. Shannon, D.O., President and CEO of AACOM shared several things medical students need to know as they navigate the new system. To read more, click  here
REMINDER:  AOA Standards Set Deadlines for Programs to Apply for ACGME Accreditation
The AOA has set new standards designed to protect trainees by ensuring they graduate from an accredited training program as programs transition to the ACGME Single Accreditation System. The standards set deadlines  for programs to either apply for ACGME accreditation or stop accepting trainees if the trainees cannot complete the program by June 30, 2020. If a program does not apply to the ACGME by the deadline, it will not be able to participate in the AOA Match the following February. To view the new standards and a chart on program deadlines, click here.  
In the News

Student Organizations Speak Out for Osteopathic Recognition as Programs Transition to ACGME Single Accreditation System 

Angelo Mascia, OMS III, COSGP National Chair, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and  Alex Smith, OMS III, SOMA National President, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine,  wrote a letter on behalf of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) and Council on Student Government Presidents (COSGP) to urge all program directors to  transition their osteopathic residency programs to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation , and to pursue Osteopathic Recognition, in order to advance the osteopathic profession and promote the value of osteopathic medicine in health care. 

The letter cited several points supporting their request, including the growing number of allopathic programs applying for Osteopathic Recognition to attract top notch osteopathic applicants and a  recent AACOM survey demonstrating that 70% of osteopathic medical students prefer to seek osteopathic residency training.  

To read more, click here.
NYU Lutheran expands in Brooklyn

NYU Lut heran is expanding in Sunset Pa r k, Brooklyn. The hospital purchased  a 32,000 square feet warehouse  down the street from the hospital and Lutheran's Sunset Park Family Health Center.  NYU Lutheran plans to use the space primarily for patient care. To read the Crain's article please click here.
Commendation Corner
Touro Medical Grads Receive NY State Service Award

Jemima Akinsanya, D.O., and Jean Shiraki, D.O., two recent graduates of the  Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2016, received the Community Service Award of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at commencement ceremonies held recently at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. To read more please click here.


Patricia Salkin, J.D., Named Long Island BRAVA Award Winner

NYCOMEC Board member Patricia Salkin, J.D., Provost for the Graduate and Professional Divisions of Touro College, and Dean, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center, has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Brava Award in the nonprofit category.  The Brava Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of Long Island's top women business leaders in categories including CEOs, Executive Directors of NonProfits and C-suite executives. To read more 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
ACGME Transition Task Force Meeting
8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Conference Room 
Office of the Dean Rockefeller Building
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
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
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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