New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 152                                                                            November 29, 2017
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NYCOMEC Calendar
Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
OMM Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
(Dinner at 5:00 p.m.)
OMM Department
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM- Old Westbury Campus
Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. E.S.T.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program: Bridging the Gap between UME and GME
9:45 a.m. E.S.T.
Rockefeller Auditorium NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
1:00 p.m.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center-New Trump Pavilion, Garden Room N.
89-40 135 Street
Jamaica, NY
(Rescheduled from September 15, 2017)
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
12:30 p.m.
Auditorium,  Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd,
Flushing, NY
Annual Membership  Meeting
8:20 a.m. 
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
OMM Workshop for Trainees
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
1:00 p.m.
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center-New Trump Pavilion, Garden Room N.
89-40 135 Street
Jamaica, NY
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webin ar:  
Integrating OMM into Your Musculoskeletal Practice: A Peer-Review Perspective 

Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.
12:0 0 noon E.S.T. 
Research Webin ar:  
Research: Experimental Design (Review), Validity (Review), Selection of Subjects, Number of Subjects Needed, Case Presentations

David Yens, Ph.D.
12/21 /2017 
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Presenting Your Research, Getting Your Research Published

David Yens, Ph.D.
1/25 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
Research Webinar: Basic Statistical Concepts: Measurement Scales, Probability, Parametric Statistics

David Yens, Ph.D.
2/22 /2018
12:0 0 noon E.S.T.
National Meetings/Events
AOA Osteopathic Medical Educators & Leaders (OMEL) Conference 
January 25 - 26, 2018
Austin, TX
2018 ACGME Educational Conference 
March 1-4, 2018 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 
Orlando, Florida 
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
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsors NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC is co-sponsoring Global Health Grand Rounds in conjunction with the NYIT Center for Global Health.

Apocalypse Then and Now: A Public Health Physician's Journey in the Time of HIV
Scott Kellerman, M.D., M.P.H
December 1, 2017
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus 

For more information please contact Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, NYITCOM, and Director, Center for Global Health, NYIT, at 516-686-3912.  
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

Integrating OMM into Your Musculoskeletal Practice: A Pier-Review Perspective
Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury Campus
December 6, 2017
12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m., E.S.T.

Opportunities still exist to present a webinar and obtain scholarly activity. If you are interested in presenting a topic, you are welcome to  email Lynn Mark, D.O. , or call her at 516-686-3950 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity.
OMM Workshop for Trainees and Faculty

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory, Serota Academic Center, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus.
Faculty Development Program: Bridging the Gap between UME and GME

Bridging the Gap between UME and GME
Thursday, December 7, 2017
9:45 a.m. E.S.T.
Nelson A. Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus

William Blazey, D.O., Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY;

Andrea Read, D.O., Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR;

Stephen Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Preclinical Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY;

Arthur Prancan, Ph.D., Preclinical Dean and Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, NY.

For more information, please click here.

The next Healthcare Leadership program will take place on:  
Friday, December 8, 2017
1:00 PM
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Garden Room North - New Trump Pavilion
89-40 135th Street
Jamaica, NY 11418
Francis Yoo, D.O.
Performance Improvement Using Lean Methodology/Team Building Skills

For more information, please email  or call (516) 686-3730.
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC hosted its Fall Grand Rounds on November 15, 2017, in the W. Kenneth Riland Auditorium at NYITCOM Old Westubury Campus. The full-day symposium featured diverse topics and speakers.

William Blazey, D.O.Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Preclinical Education, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, outlined the challenges the residents face when preparing for their specialty boards and provided several strategies and methods to assist them in successfully preparing for their exams. 

Martin Levine, D.O. Interim Clinical Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, past AOA President, shared how residents can proactively incorporate  OMM into their daily patient care. Dr. Levine discussed how to recognize and overcome obstacles in incorporating OMM on rotations, how to identify potential partners and strategies that can increase OMM training, and resources that will allow for independent learning with respect to OMM. 

Kenya McRae, J.D., Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development, American Osteopathic Association (AOA) gave an overview on physicians as public health professionals and how they can engage in public health activities through their clinical practice. 

Key Note Speaker, Sorrel King, The Josie King Foundation, shared her personal tragic story of the death of her daughter during a hospital stay to emphasize the importance of family-centered approaches to enhance patient safety and fostering a culture of inclusiveness to create more effective patient-family-healthcare provider relationships.  

Lawrence Eisenstein, M.D., Commissioner of Health, Nassau County spoke on  Emerging and Relapsing Infectious Diseases, with a focus on Zika transmission and recent mumps outbreaks occurring across the United States. His presentation also included preventive and avoidance measures for halting outbreaks and disease transmission. 
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course Educates GME Leaders on Conducting Effective Meetings 

David Broder, D.O., FACP, FACOI discussed  the principle elements that help maximize the effectiveness of meetings, as part of the NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.  In his presentation, Dr. Broder reviewed the essentials of planning for a meeting, how to engage participation and prevent disruptors, finalizing action items, documenting what transpired during the meeting and the extra steps made  to maintain interest and momentum. More than 50 executives and management staff attended the lecture.
ACGME Updates
Surgery Review Committee News 

New Application Process
The Review Committee will accept new applications for sub-specialty programs in vascular surgery, complex surgical oncology, surgical critical care, and pediatric surgery without an affiliation with a general surgery program. Send questions to Executive Director Donna Lamb.

Case Log Update
A summary of Defined Category Minimum Numbers for Surgical Critical Care is posted on the Documents and Resources page
of the Surgery section of the ACGME website. These minimums will be effective beginning academic year 2019-2020. Direct technical questions to Direct other questions to Review Committee staff members.
ACGME Spring 2018 Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment Course

The six-day course is recommended for program directors, associate program directors, members of Clinical Competency Committees, and any faculty members who have a significant role in the program's assessment system. The course will be held starting  Sunday, April 15 to Friday, April 20, 2018, at the ACGME Headquarters and the Northwestern McGaw Simulation Center in Chicago. 

Read more.   E-mail registration questions to Andrea Rio
For Your Information
AACOM and AODME Join Forces to Strengthen the Full OME Continuum

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) announced today that AODME, which currently represents a robust membership of leaders in osteopathic graduate medical education (GME), will become an integral component of AACOM and will be renamed as the  Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME)

To read more please click  here.
2018 AACOM Medical Education Research Grants 

The 2018 AACOM Medical Education Research Grant proposal cycle is now open. Osteopathic medical education (OME) researchers are encouraged to submit proposals based on the overarching themes laid out on the  2018 AACOM Medical Education Research Grant web page. The goal of AACOM Research Grant program is to award topic-specific medical education research grants, both individually and inter-institutionally, for innovative and timely pilot projects that originate from within our OME programs.

Submission Deadline: 12:00 a.m. E.S.T., February 9, 2018.

A webinar will be scheduled in December, 2017 to assist applicants by outlining AACOM's grant application/review process and best practices for a successful grant application submission, followed by a Q&A session with attendees. For inquiries related to this program, email  Lynn Bragan or call (301) 968-4186.
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Accepting Comments on its  "All In" Policy

The NRMP Board of Directors is reviewing whether to grant exceptions to the " All In" Policy that governs the Main Residency Match. Under the policy, programs that participate in the Main Residency Match must place all positions in the match or another national matching plan.  Since the implementation of the policy in 2012, the Board has approved exceptions for a limited number of positions in Rural Scholars and Family Medicine Accelerated Track (FMAT) programs, as well as for civilian programs that accept applicants with military commitments. 

Now, the Board is seeking input as it considers whether to continue granting exceptions and, if so, under what circumstances.

Q uestions and comments will be accepted until January 31, 2018 and should be sent to Mona M. Signer, NRMP President and CEO, by email at or by mail at the address below.

National Resident Matching Program
2121 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20037

AODME Upcoming Webinar

Osteopathic Focused Grand Rounds: Supporting an Osteopathic Learning Environment
Michael Rowane, D.O., Susan Ratay, D.O.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Click here for more information.
AACOM 2018 OHPI Program for Osteopathic Medical Students Is Accepting Applications

AACOM is calling for applications to  its 2018 Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) program, which is open to all osteopathic medical students. This two-month program enables students to work with AACOM's Government Relations team in Washington, DC, where they will explore the federal policy making process and learn to make a public policy impact. AACOM provides a $3,500 stipend and housing for each intern. Learn more.

Send questions to Kana Smith, Policy and Advocacy Specialist, at ksmith@aacom.orgDeadline to apply is January 26, 2018.
JAOA Launched OMT Minute

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association launched a new section, OMT Minute, which provides video demonstration of OMT techniques for specific clinical presentations.

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In the News
Founder of NYITCOM Inspires Future D.O.s

The Murray Goldstein Founders Lecture, an annual seminar for second-year osteopathic medical students at NYITCOM to learn about the field, its history, and to imagine the future of the profession,  took place on November 13, 2017. This year's event was particularly special since  Murray Goldstein, D.O., a pioneer in osteopathic medicine and founder of NYITCOM, spoke to the group himself.

To read more please click here.
Osteopathic Medicine: 125 Years of History

The vision of Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, who emphasized preventive care and treating the whole person, not just the disease, lives on today as one in four U.S. medical students are enrolled in a college of osteopathic medicine. 

To read the article in The DO please click here.
NYITCOM Hosts Dedication of The Healing Path

O n October 26, students, faculty and staff members celebrated the unveiling The Healing Path, a student driven project led by the NYITCOM's students Matthew Goldfinger (D.O. '19), Samantha Gottlieb (D.O. '20), and Alexander Nello (D.O. '18). The path was created to promote wellness and provide an inviting and serene space for introspective reflection for the entire NYIT and NYITCOM community. 

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Dr. Zhang's Cancer Research Featured in Managed Health Care Executive

C ancer research by  Dong Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, NYITCOM, has been featured in  Managed Health Care Executive , a publication which reaches an audience of key senior decision-makers in clinical and non-clinical managed care organizations and health systems. 

To read the article please click here.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Appoints COO

Colonel (Retired) John A. McMurray has been named Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center's Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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