ISSUE 116                                                                             March 30, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
March 30 - National Doctors Day

March 30 is National Doctors Day! NYCOMEC thanks all the physicians at our member institutions who have dedicated themselves to the profession of medicine.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

Osteopathic Considerations in Postural Imbalance
March 30, 2016
12 Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Patricia Kooyman, D.O.
Assistant Professor, OMM Department
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Please click here to RSVP.

Deadline for Residency Programs to Apply
New AOA 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.  See the full chart to learn your program's deadline.
NYCOMEC and NYIT Center for Sports Medicine Co-Sponsor Professional Development Series

NYCOMEC and NYIT Center for Sports Medicine will host a series of  professional development lectures on concussion management on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Rockefeller Auditorium, Old Westbury Campus. 

The program targets primary care and sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers. It anticipates being approved for 4.5 AOA category 1A CME credits for physicians, 4.5 BOC category A CEU credits for athletic trainers, and 4.5 NYS Physical Therapy Continuing Education credits. 

Preregistration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no registration fee for NYCOMEC trainees To register please call Susan Christie at (516) 686-7521. 
NYCOMEC 15th Annual Research Poster Competition - Call for Posters

Submissions are being accepted for  Best Experimental Research  and  Best Case Presentation in the NYCOMEC 15th Annual Research Poster Competition, which will be held  on  May 19, 2016, in conjunction with NYCOMEC's Grand Rounds. All trainees from NYCOMEC member institutions are invited to participate. 

Deadline for submission is April 8, 2016. Please click  here to register and for the competition rules and requirements.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

Osteopathic Approach to Headache
April 13, 2016
12 Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Alice Chen, D.O.
Resident, St. Barnabas Hospital

Please click here to RSVP.
NYCOMEC OPTI AOA Accreditation Inspection:   April 19-20, 2016

On Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, 2016, NYCOMEC will undergo its AOA OPTI accreditation inspection. 

The members of the AOA inspection team include David Plundo, D.O., Team Leader (Edward Via COM), Joyce Jadwin, Ph. D., (CORE OPTI), Lilia Wilson, MBA, MPM (Midwestern University) and Rico Blanco (AOA Staff).

On April 19, the inspectors will begin their survey at the NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus, meeting with the Board of Directors, various committees and other constituencies. We thank each of you who have indicated that you will join us at various meetings during the review.

On April 20, the inspection team will conduct a hospital-based visit at Nassau University Medical Center, meeting with DMEs/Program Directors and Trainees. Special thanks to NUMC's leadership and staff for their participation in our OPTI survey. 
NYCOMEC Spring Grand Rounds

The Spring Grand Rounds will take place on May 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, East Elmhurst, NY.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Neil Vora, M.D., Director of Special Projects, Division of Disease Control, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygene, Career Epi demiology Field Officer, Centers for Disease Control And Prevention
Topic: Zika and Public Health

Lewis Bass, D.O., FACOFP,  Partner, Pro Healthcare-Associates LLP   Solo Private Practitioner
Topic:  Nuts and Bolts of Medical Practice: What's In Your Tool Chest?
Jacqueline Thelian, CPC, CPC-I, CHCA,
Medco Consultants, Inc.
Topic: Compliant Coding and Documentation for Optimum Results
Daniel Van Arsdale, D.O., Program Director of Family Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Southampton Hospital
Topic: Shock or Awe: The Clandestine Nervous System and OMT
Anthony Sampino, D.O., Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Topic: Contraceptive Options in the 21st Century: Anything New?
To register, please click here.

The Education Committee Meeting and Faculty Development Webinar

The NYCOMEC Education Committee met on  
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in the Rockefeller Auditorium at NYITCOM, Old Westbury Campus. 

It was followed by a faculty development webinar titled  ACGME Approach to Resident, Program and Institutional Evaluations.
The presenter, Henry Rosenberg, M.D ., Director of Medical Education and Clinical Research, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, focused on the ACGME's Milestones evaluation method, structuring the Clinical Competence and Program Evaluation committees and defining their functions, resident and faculty surveys, ongoing reporting requirements, and understanding the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER). 

The webinar is archived and can be viewed on  NYCOMEC's website . Please contact our office at (516) 686-3750 for password. 

The next Education Committee meeting is scheduled for  June 8, 2016, at 8:00-9:45 a.m. It will be followed by a Faculty Development Program (topic to be announced). For more information call (516) 686-3730.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series: the First Webinar 

The first webinar of the NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series was a great success!  On Wednesday, March 16, Theodore Flaum, D.O., Assistant Professor, OMM Department, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, conducted a presentation titled Back Pain to an audience of close to 100 faculty, trainees, students and staff from several NYCOMEC member institutions. 

The webinar series will continue every other Wednesday, offering 30-minute presentations on a wide range of osteopathic medicine topics. The webinars feature a variety of prominent guest speakers whose didactic sessions are designed for faculty, trainees, students, and staff. For a schedule of upcoming webinars, please click here

Dr. Flaum's archived webinar can be viewed on NYCOMEC's website. Please contact the NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730 for password. 

For information on presenting a topic, please contact Lynn Mark, D.O., at (516) 686-3950.
NYCOMEC on the Road

Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., represented NYCOMEC at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Hospital Day in Parker, Colorado, on Friday, March 11, 2016. Over 120 third year medical students attended the event and many of them expressed interest in finding out more information about NYCOMEC residency programs. 
Dr. Rao's Book Signing Event

Naresh C. Rao, D.O., Attending Faculty at NYCOMEC Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Plainview Hospital, who also has NYITCOM faculty appointment, is publishing a book titled Step Up Your Game and having a book signing event on Monday, April 4, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Barnes & Noble Tribeca, located on 97 Warren Street, New York, NY.

New Guide on Completing ACGME Program Applications

The ACGME has published a collection of resources to help guide programs through the process of applying for ACGME accreditation. To view the video guide "Completing an ACGME Program Application" please click here.

Application Process for Combined Programs
The AOA and the ACGME handle combined/ integrated programs differently. The ACGME does not accredit combined programs, but allows access to the ACGME system, and these programs must follow a different process when applying. See the ACGMEA's process document for combined and integrated programs for clarification.

Essential Tools for Osteopathic Programs and Institutions

The ACGME website has posted a  series of essential tools for program directors and institutions intending to submit an application to the ACGME for accreditation of osteopathic programs/institutions.

New Requirements for ONMM Programs
The ACGME Board of Directors approved focused revision to the Program Requirements for GME in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. To view the requirements, revised FAQs, revised application, and the Guide to Construction of an Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Program Block Diagram, please click here.

Committee Seeks Nominations for Resident Member

The Review Committee for Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine is seeking candidates for a resident member position that will become available on July 1, 2016.  Please e-mail Tiffany Moss for a dditional information and the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted until April 18. To read more please click here.
In the News
NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students' Successful Residency Match 

Fourth year osteopathic medicine students from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) - Harlem Campus have been matched to highly competitive residency programs throughout the country and in the New York metropolitan area.
"As in the past two years, we are pleased to inform you that the match/placement rate for the Class of 2016 graduates is 100%! The breadth of institutions who will be welcoming our students to their residencies is truly impressive" said Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Dean, NYITCOM. "We sincerely appreciate the dedication and collaboration of everyone and want to particularly thank our NYCOMEC hospital partners", he continued.
Robert Goldberg, D.O., Executive Dean, TouroCOM - Harlem stated: "This year's match list year shows that our students are going to extremely competitive programs at major academic medical centers throughout the country, and at the same time many have matched to hospitals committed to serving the underserved, a cornerstone of our mission". Students from NYITCOM and TouroCOM's Class of 2016 celebrated their success at Residency Match Parties. 
Palisades Medical Center Officially Changed Its Name to HackensackUMC Palisades.

Palisades Medical Center and Hackensack University Health Network have signed an affiliation agreement to collaborate and expand clinical programs and services, further improving the high-quality medical care Palisades provides patients in Hudson and southern Bergen County. Under the agreement, Palisades Medical Center has changed its name to HackensackUMC Palisades. Read more
Barnabas Health System Buys Hockey
Naming Rights

Barnabas Health has secured the naming rights for the New Jersey Devils' practice facility, which will be known as Barnabas Health Hockey House. Barnabas plans to hold health education events at the venue and at 33 rinks around New Jersey. The shift to value-based payments, which require systems to manage populations, appears to make naming deals that raise the profile of health care brands more enticing. To read more, please click here.
NYITCOM and TouroCom Students Traveled to Albany for "Advocacy Day"

On March 8, 2016, NYITCOM students joined students from TouroCOM to participate in the annual Medical Society of the State of New York Advocacy Day in Albany, event sponsored by the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS). The students visited the office of NY State Senator Carl Marcellino, whose district includes the Old Westbury Campus, and State Senator Kenneth Lavalle, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education.
Southampton Hospital is East End's First Trauma Center

The state of New York has designated Southampton Hospital a trauma center, the first of the East End Health Alliance.  To read more please click here.
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events

Sports Medicine Professional Development
Series: Concussions


8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Rockefeller Auditorium NYITCOM- Old Westbury Campus

AOA OPTI Inspection
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Old Westbury Campus
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Meeting


8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

de Seversky Mansion - Old Westbury Campus

Research Poster Competition


8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

LaGuardia Marriott Hotel

East Elmhurst, NY

Spring Grand Rounds
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
LaGuardia Marriott Hotel
East Elmhurst, NY
OMM Faculty Development 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.
GME Events
AACOM Annual Conference
4/6 - 4/9/2016
Washington, DC
AODME Annual Meeting
4/27 - 4/30/2016
Portland, OR
Upcoming Recruitment Events
Regional Osteopathic Convention-NY (ROC-NY)
3/31/2016 - 4/3/2016
Hauppauge, NY
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Medicine (LECOM) 
Hospital Day
Erie, PA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 
Hospital Day
Philadelphia, PA
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