New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

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ISSUE 159                                                                                   March 15, 2018
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NYCOMEC Calendar
Faculty Development Program: Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll in Graduate Medical Education
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
NYCOMEC Hospital Day
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Student Activity Center
NYIT-Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting and Strategic Planning Retreat
8:30 a.m.
Long Island University Room 
The Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd Uniondale, NY 11553
Research Poster Competition
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
East Elmhurst, NY
Spring Grand Rounds
LaGuardia Plaza Hotel
East Elmhurst, NY
Graduate Medical Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Academic Council Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
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 EDT
O.R. Webinar: Osteopathic Approach to Lower Back Pain

George Cheriyan, D.O.
3/28 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
O.R. Webinar: Revisiting Somatic Dysfunction in Clinical Practice

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

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

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

Alan Roth, D.O.
5/9 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT

Research Webinar: Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grant Funding

David Yens, Ph.D.
5/24 /2018
12:0 0 noon EDT
National Recruiting Events
April 12-15, 2018
Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel,  Hauppague, NY
National Meetings/Events
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
Faculty Development Program: 
Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll in Graduate Medical Education

March 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Presentations include:

10:05 a.m. EDT
Healthy Residents, Healthy Patients
David Broder, D.O., FACP, FACOI, President/CEO,  NYCOMEC Corp., Vice Speaker, American Osteopathic Association

10:20 a.m. EDT
Identification & Intervention of At Risk Trainees
Ulrick Vieux, D.O., M.S.,  Program Director, Psychiatry Residency, Orange Regional Medical Center

11:05 a.m. EDT
The Impaired Trainee: Recognizing & Preventing Substance Abuse
Jeffrey Selzer, M.D., Medical Director, Committee for Physician Health
1:05 p.m. EDT
Livin' the Life
Kevin Lemaire, D.O., Psychiatry Resident, Orange Regional Medical Center

1:20 p.m. EDT
Sexual Harassment in Medical Training
Andrew L. Zwerling, Partner/Director, Garfunkel Wild P.C.
Marianne Monroy, Partner, Garfunkel Wild P.C.

2:20 p.m. EDT
Fostering a Healthy Learning Environment in GME
Shawn P. Cannon, D.O., FACOI, Chief Academic Officer & DME, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

AOA CME Credit Available. 
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

These webinars are for NYCOMEC trainees, faculty, medical staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM students.

Osteopathic Approach to Lower Back Pain
George Cheriyan, D.O., Assistant Professor
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
March 28, 2018
12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. EST
If you are interested in presenting a topic, you are welcome to email us at or call us at 516-686-3730 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity.
NYCOMEC Hospital Day

The NYCOMEC Hospital Day will take place on May 4, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., in the Student Activity Center's Gymnasium, located on the Old Westbury Campus. At this event, DIOs,  DMEs, Program Directors, and faculty representing  AOA and ACGME training programs  from NYCOMEC member institutions will have the opportunity to meet with prospective trainees from NYITCOM and TouroCOM - class of 2019.  

To register as an exhibitor and for more information please call our office at 516.686.3730.
NYCOMEC Research Poster Competition: Call for Posters

NYCOMEC's 17th Annual Trainee Research Poster Competition will be held in conjunction with the NYCOMEC Spring Grand Rounds on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel located in East Elmhurst, NY. 

All trainees from AOA and ACGME programs at NYCOMEC member institutions are invited to present their experimental research and/or case study posters. 

Participants need to complete a  Poster Submission Form and send it to our office, along with the Word version of the poster's abstract, by Friday, April 20, 2017, before midnight

Please click here to  access the competition policies and procedures for both categories: Experimental Research and Case Study.
Faculty members, if you need scholarly activity, consider being a judge at the Competition. As a regional poster competition, the ACGME considers your participation as scholarly activity.

For more details please contact   David Yens, Ph.D., NYCOMEC Research Director, at
2018 ACGME Annual Conference - Facilitating  Collaboration and Shared Information

NYCOMEC had a significant presence at the 2018 ACGME's Annual Conference, with more than 30 graduate medical education (GME) leaders, faculty and staff from our member institutions attending. The conference took place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL, from March 1 to March 4, 2018. NYCOMEC staff were also present, strategically attending the ACGME's diverse programming in order to convey pertinent information to those who could not attend, at future NYCOMEC faculty development programs, webinars, and other communication venues. 

NYCOMEC Leadership Reception at the Annual ACGME Conference

On Friday, March 2, 2018, David Broder, D.O., President, NYCOMEC, welcomed approximately 35 NYCOMEC GME leaders to a hospitality reception at the trendy restaurant, Jack's Place, where attendees had the opportunity to network with their peers and discuss what they learned at the conference. James E. Swartwout, Senior Vice President, American Osteopathic Association, attended as our invited guest.

A key component to NYCOMEC's consortium membership is ongoing opportunities to speak with other GME leaders.  NYCOMEC members found several opportunities to meet informally during the conference.   
NYCOMEC Board Member Presented at ACGME Annual Conference

Catherine Caronia, M.D ., DIO/Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, and a member of NYCOMEC's Board of Directors, was invited to present at the 2018 ACGME's Annual Conference on March 2, 2018.  Her lecture, titled  Developing Scholarly Activity in a Community Hospital Setting: A Multi-disciplinary Approach was presented a crowd of more than 200 graduate medical education leaders, educators and staff.  
NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course

Shane Speights, D.O., Site Dean, NYITCOM at Arkansas State University, presented a lecture titled  Transition from Colleague to Supervisor  to more than 50 hospital staff and faculty from NYCOMEC member institutions at the Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course, which was held on March 6, 2018 at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.  In his presentation, Dr. Speights discussed the challenges that can arise when someone is promoted to a supervisory capacity over his/her peers in the workplace. He outlined several issues that may be encountered and discussed strategies to mitigate them.  A lively question and answer period followed.  
ACGME Updates
Program Requirement Revisions Approved

The ACGME Board of Directors approved the following:

New Program Requirements:  Addiction Medicine (subspecialty of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, or Psychiatry), effective February 5, 2018. Click here for details.

Focused revision to Program Requirements Gynecologic Oncology (subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology), Maternal-Fetal Medicine (subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology), and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology), all effective July 1, 2018. Click here for details.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine (subspecialty of Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology), effective July 1, 2018. Click here  for details.

Institutional Requirements, effective July 1, 2018. Click here  for details.

Neurotology (subspecialty of Otolaryngology), effective July 1, 2018. Click here  for details.

Osteopathic Recognition Requirements, effective July 1, 2018. Click here  for details.

Transitional Year, effective July 1, 2018. Click here for details.
Review Committee News

Obstetrics and Gynecology Review Committee
Guidelines for Subspecialties Available
Guidelines for determining the procedural and patient strength of programs in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility are now available. Read more
Surgery Review Committee
Case Log Update
The document Surgical Critical Care Case Logging for General Surgery is posted on the Case Log Information page. Read more.
For Your Information
Resident Webinar: The Single GME Accreditation System Update and Osteopathic Board Certification

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) hosted on February 20, 2018, the webinar titled The Single GME Accreditation System Update and Osteopathic Board Certification which provided the latest updates on the single GME accreditation system, including the latest progress of AOA programs in the transition, AOA board certification eligibility, osteopathic recognition, AOA fellowship eligibility, and the AOA's commitment to protecting residents during the transition.

Access the webinar  here.
Update and Verify Program Information in Opportunities

AOA Opportunities is now open for institutions to update and verify program information for the 2018-19 academic year. You must update every section of Opportunities for every program within your institution no later than June 30, 2018.

Information currently stored within Opportunities requires updating and/or verification. If you feel some of the information does not need to be changed, you still must validate the information that is currently in the system.

To access Opportunities, please visit the Opportunities webpage and choose "Program Login" (on the left side of the split screen).

For assistance please email or call (312) 202-8289, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. CST. An Opportunities staff member will contact you within 48 hours of your request.

To read more please click here.
The Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Award Program

Recent updates about the State-funded Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Award Program were published om the New York State Education Department website. In 2018 (pending the appropriation of State funds during the 2018 session of the New York State Legislature), 80 awards up to $10,000 per year for two years will be granted to physicians who agree to practice Primary Care Medicine in an area of New York State designated by the Board of Regents as having a shortage of physicians. Award amount is based on undergraduate and medical school student loan amounts and loan interest expense. The deadline to apply is July 2, 2018

Click here for more information and application forms.
Research Training Grants for Physicians in Training and Medical Students

The AOA has identified five research priorities it believes have the greatest potential to impact patient care and evidence-based medicine, and demonstrate the value of D.O.s and their approach to care they bring to the medical profession. These programs are designed as a mechanism for supporting the research training of the applicant and will enable the applicant to conduct a basic science, clinical, or health services research project that will make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine.

Application Process:
If you have any questions or comments please contact Gloria Dillard, MPH, Assistant Director of Grants, AOA Department of Research and Development at (312) 202-8006.

To read more please click here.
National Academy of Medicine Fellowship Nominations Open

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced its 2018 timelines and procedures for the nomination of candidates for its new Anniversary Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine. The call for nominations is now open. Find more information and nomination requirements here

March 1, 2018 - Call for nominations
May 24, 2018 - Completed nomination packets due to AACOM by 5:00 p.m. EST
June 1, 2018 - Nomination packets due to NAM by 5:00 p.m. EST 
July 16, 2018 - Awardee notified
October 15, 2018 - Awardee introduced to the NAM membership at the NAM Annual Meeting
October 22-26, 2018 - Fellow Orientation Week at the NAM
If you have questions about the nomination and selection process please contact  Gregg S. Margolis, Ph.D., Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs and Fellowships, at 202-334-1506.
AOA Seeking Nominations for Mentor of the Year Recognition Program

Nominations for the 2018 Mentor of the Year award are now open, with the winner to be announced at OMED '18 in San Diego.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA) members are invited to nominate a mentor who has had a profound impact on their career. Nominations are accepted from students, interns, residents, D.O.s, AOA Affiliates, or any other member of the osteopathic professional family, and may be  submitted online . Nominations must be submitted by September 5, 2018.

To read more please click here.
In the News
Maimonides Medical Center Cuts Ribbon on New Comprehensive Spine Center

On Tuesday, February 27,2018, was cut the ribbon on Maimonides Medical Center's brand new Comprehensive Spine Center which will provide patients with the highest level of medical and surgical expertise and boast technological advancements like neurodiagnostics, imaging, EMG, fluoroscopy, and nerve conduction studies.

Please read more here
Commendation Corner
NYITCOM Professors and Students Received the 2017 OFP Attending Paper of the Year Award

Sheldon Yao, D.O., Chair and Associate Professor and Michael Terzella, D.O., Associate Professor, OMM Department, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine-Old Westbury Campus and 3 third year students from NYITCOM co-authored the study titled Osteopathic Considerations in the Infections of the Respiratory Tract, which was published in the January/February 2017 Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP) Journal, and received the 2017 OFP Journal Attending Paper of the Year for the study.

To read the article please click here.