New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 149                                                                             October 13, 2017
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NYCOMEC Calendar
Faculty Development Program: The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 
1871 Broadway
New York, NY
ACGME  Task Force Meeting
3:00 p.m.
ATG Room 301-B 
Rockefeller Bldg.
Old Westbury Campus
Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds
8:30 a.m.
Riland Auditorium NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
12:30 p.m.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd,
Flushing, NY
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 
NYITCOM- Old Westbury Campus
Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.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
(Rescheduled from September 15, 2017)
Annual Membership and Board of Directors Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location TBA.
OMM Workshop for Trainees
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webin ar:  
P.I.N.S. for Headaches

Dennis Dowling, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar:  
50 Shades of Research, Part 1: Experimental Design, Validity of Studies, Potential Design Problems

David Yens, Ph.D.
10/26 /2017 
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM for the Abdomen and GI Disorders 

Jincy Cherian, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar:  
50 Shades of Research, Part 2: Surveys, Prospective /Retrospective, Quantitative/ Qualitative, Noninferiority Designs

David Yens, Ph.D.
11/16 /2017 
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
Integrating OMM into Your Musculoskeletal Practice: A Peer-Review Perspective 

Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
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
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 
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
Continued Pre-Accreditation?

The transition to the single accreditation system is approaching the half-way mark. If your program has received continued pre-accreditation, please call the NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730  for assistance

One of the services we provide is to review your application and discuss re-submission. Upon request, we will also schedule a mock inspection to better prepare your team for the ACGME inspection.

Furthermore, our team can assist you with specific needs such as scholarly activity, faculty development, research, etc.
Faculty Development Program: 
The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination

October 19, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination

12:15 p.m.
David Broder, D.O., President/CEO, NYCOMEC Corp., Old Westbury, NY
Title: The Problem Resident: What's the Problem?

12:30 p.m.
Robert Catalano, M.D., Executive Secretary, Board for Professional Medical Conduct, New York, NY
The State's Role in Resident Discipline & Reporting Misconduct

1:40 p.m.
Matthew J. Levy, JD, Weiss, Zarett, Brofman, Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C., New Hyde Park, NY
The Legal Entanglements of Disruptive Physician Behavior

2:40 p.m. 
Samuel Sandowski, M.D., Vice President of Medical Education, D.I.O., and Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY 
Identifying & Remediating the Struggling Resident

The program is open to all NYCOMEC educational leaders, faculty and administrative staff. This program would also be of value to hospitals' C-Suite, general counsels and human resource offices.

Registration and lunch start at 11:30 a.m.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

P.I.N.S. for Headaches
Dennis Dowling, D.O.Program Faculty, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York
October 25, 2017
12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m.

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.
2018 NYCOMEC Brochure: For First Time Offering To Include All Your ACGME Programs!

The annual NYCOMEC Brochure, one of our several tools used to promote our member institutions' GME programs to prospective trainees, is being updated. Please send us the most current information about your institution for the 2018 Brochure: statistics, programs, salaries, new staff members/titles, and digital photographs. For more information please email Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager, Trainee Services, or call (516) 686-3952 .

In order to allow sufficient production time, please send your information by October 25th.
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds, a professional medical education program designed for AOA and ACGME residents, will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the W. Kenneth Riland Auditorium located in NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury Campus.

9:15 a.m.
William Blazey, D.O., Assistant Dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Title: Preparing for Success on Your Medical Licensure and Specialty Board Exams during Residency

10:25 a.m.
Martin Levine, D.O., Interim Clinical Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Former AOA President
Title: OMM with Every Encounter

12:40 p.m.
Kenya McRae, J.D., Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development, American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
Title: Making the Connection between Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health: AOA Engagement

1:40 p.m. 
KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Sorrel King , The Josie King Foundation 
Josie's Story: Family - Centered Approaches to Patient Safety

2:45 p.m.
Lawrence Eisenstein, M.D.Commissioner of Health,  Nassau County, NY
Title: Emerging and Relapsing Infectious Diseases

Breakfast and registration start at 8:30 a.m. 
Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  

The Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills among healthcare administrators, physicians and management staff. Our next program is:

Facilitating Meetings
David Broder, D.O., FACP, FACOI,  President, NYCOMEC, Associate Dean, Post-doctoral Education, NYITCOM, and Vice Speaker, American Osteopathic Association
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Flushing  Hospital Medical Center
4050 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355

AAFP CME credit is provided by Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.  AOA credit is anticipated to be approved and is provided by NYCOMEC/NYIT. 

For information on the course, please email Sharon Player or call 516-686-1283.
NYCOMEC's New Website Brings GME Information to Your Fingertips

NYCOMEC launched its new mobile-friendly website on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The bold, unique, business oriented, and efficient new website was built by using a screen-adaptive design for easy reading on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and traditional desktop computers. 

The scope of the new website is to provide you with information about our services and training programs, how to access our resources and register for our training events, to keep you updated with ACGME and AOA changes, and more.

Please feel free to access it by clicking  here and  provide us with your feedback by emailing to Daniela Popa, M.H.A. or calling at 516.686.3953.
NYCOMEC Represented at 2017 OMED

The 2017 Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition (OMED), organized by American Osteopathic Association (AOA), was held on October 7 to October 10, 2017, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

NYCOMEC and its member institutions had excellent representation at the event. Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Dean, NYITCOM tweeted: #OMED 2017-really remarkable and wonderful how the OMED sign has become a focal meeting point for OMS2 students and Dean Speights.

Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager of Trainee Services, welcomed OMED attendees at the NYCOMEC booth during the exhibition portion of the conference. Information about NYCOMEC postdoctoral training programs was distributed to medical students from osteopat hic colleges accross the country.

Posted on Instagram : TouroCOM students joined thousands of D.O.s and medicalstudents at the #OMED17 conference in Philadelphia.
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsors NYIT Global Health Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC co-sponsored,  in conjunction with the NYIT Center for Global Health, the Global Health Grand Rounds titled  Learning from Developing Countries: Global Health Innovation - e and m Health Solutions, on October 6, 2017, in the  William Rogers Auditorium, located in Serota Academic Center, Old Westbury Campus. The speaker, Wuleta Lemma, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Center for Global Health Equity, Tulane University, discussed how e and m Health Solutions are improving health information systems and strengthening health systems.

ACGME Updates
ACGME 2017 Resource Guides Available

ACGME Data Resource Book
The ACGME Data Resource Book was developed to provide an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data related to the accreditation process. The book is intended to be a concise reference for policymakers, residency/fellowship program directors, institutional officials, and others to identify and clarify issues affecting the accreditation of graduate medical education programs. The data tables and figures provided in this year's edition have been expanded and include these sections: Program Accreditation, Program Characteristics, Resident Characteristics, Graduating Residents and Residents Leaving Prior to Completion, Sponsoring Institutions, Participating Sites, Program Directors and Faculty, and Program Activities. To download a copy, click here.

ACGME Annual Report
2016-2017 was a year of important change and growth for the ACGME. Details of the work that took place are provided in the ACGME's Annual Report, which offers a snapshot of their efforts to improve graduate medical education. To read, click here
Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Committee Seeks Nominations for Resident Member - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Review Committee seeks nominations for its next resident member, a position that will become available July 1, 2018. Candidates must be enrolled in one of the following types of residency programs on July 1, 2018:
  • AOA-approved neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine Plus One program;
  • AOA-approved neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine program;
  • ACGME-accredited osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine program.
The resident member may not serve more than one year beyond completion of an osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency program. Criteria for selection and other membership details are available on the  Documents and Resources page of the  Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine section of the ACGME website.
E-mail questions to Executive Director Tiffany Moss . Nominations will be accepted until January 2, 2018.
Osteopathic Principles Committee Seeks Nominations for Resident Member -DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Osteopathic Principles Committee seeks a resident member for a position that will become available July 1, 2018. The resident member must have a minimum of one year of residency education remaining after July 1, 2019. The resident member is a valued member of the Recognition Committee and participates as a full voting member in all Committee activities, including program review and policy discussion.  Additional information is available on the   Osteopathic Recognition section of the ACGME website.

Send questions and request a nomination form by e-mailing . Nominations will be accepted until December 15, 2017.
Scholarly Activity Opportunities

JGME Annual Call for New Ideas
The Journal of Graduate Medical Education is seeking brief articles on novel ideas in the areas of curriculum, teaching, assessment, quality and safety, program evaluation, faculty development, or other topics relevant to graduate medical education.

The deadline for submission is November 13, 2017 . Selected papers will be published in the June 2018 issue. To read more please click here.
ACGME 2018 Annual Educational Conference - Call for Abstracts 

The ACGME invites the graduate medical education community to submit abstracts for the Poster Reception at the 2018 Annual Educational Conference taking place March 1-4, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Program directors, coordinators, faculty members, and others involved in graduate medical education are encouraged to submit abstracts. 

Read more. Email questions to

For Your Information
Webinar: Single GME Guide for Emergency Medicine Program Directors

Adrienne White-Faines, CEO, Mark A. Baker, D.O., President, and William S. Mayo, D.O., President-Elect, from the American Osteopathic Association, presented on September 26, 2017, a webinar titled Single GME Guide for Emergency Medicine Program Directors. The focus of the webinar was to teach emergency medicine residency program directors how to navigate the transition to a  single accreditation system for graduate medical education  and why applying for osteopathic recognition is beneficial.

To watch the webinar, please click here
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Sponsors Addiction Medicine Symposium

Stony Brook  Southampton Hospital sponsors the 4th annual Addiction Medicine Symposium, which will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Stony Brook Southampton - Chancellor's Hall, located on 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968.

To read more please click here.

In the News
Osteopathic Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty Want Osteopathic Recognition

A recent article published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) found that more than two-thirds of osteopathic medical students, residents and faculty surveyed consider osteopathic recognition important. 

Learn more by reading the  JAOA article or related on  The DO.
South Nassau Communities Hospital's ER Expansion

South Nassau Communities Hospital has completed a 10-bed, $4.5 million expansion of its emergency department, the first phase of a larger renovation.  The hospital said that the emergency department annex will "help maintain emergency service to the community" as other parts of the emergency department are renovated.

To read more  please click here.
AOA Appoints Vice President of Accreditation and Secretary of COCA 

On October 5, 2017, the American Osteopathic Association named Brian G. Kim, JD, vice president of accreditation and secretary of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). COCA accredits  34 osteopathic medical schools operating in 49 sites and is the sole accrediting body for pre-doctoral osteopathic medical education. 

To read more, click   here.