New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

Committed to Quality Osteopathic Postdoctoral Education
ISSUE 147                                                                                             September 11, 2017
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NYCOMEC Calendar
Sports Medicine Conference: Beyond the Sideline: Unique Athlete Populations
8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.
New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott
102-05 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
William Rogers Auditorium 
Serota Academic Center
Old Westbury Campus
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
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
NYCOMEC Blue Webinars
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM on the Sidelines

Seth Schmoll, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
OMM and Irritable Bowl Syndrome

Sara Nehring, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
Research Webin ar:  
Research: The Big Picture and How to Select a Topic for Your Research

David Yens, Ph.D.
9/28 /2017 
12:0 0 noon
O.R. Webin ar:  
Pediatric Musculoskeletal
Concerns in OMM

Martin Torrents, 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
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
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 Recruiting Events
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Promoting Your Programs at the Following Events:

OMED 2017
October 7-10, 2017 
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
National Meetings/Events
OMED 2017
October 7-10, 2017 
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
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 Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

OMM on the Sidelines
September 13, 2017
12:00 noon
Seth Schmoll, D.O.,  S ports Medicine Fellow, Plainview Hospital, Plainview, NY
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. 
NYCOMEC Co-Sponsors NYITCOM's Sports Medicine Conference: Beyond the Sideline: Unique Athlete Population

September 18, 2017
8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. 

There is no registration fee for NYCOMEC trainees. For registration information and program outline please click here.
NYCOMEC Board of Directors Meeting

September 19, 2017
8:30 a.m.
Glen Oaks Room,  New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott , 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY
Click here for directions.

Breakfast available starting 8:00 a.m.
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. 

Learning from Developing Countries: Global Health Innovation: e and mHealth Solutions
Wuleta Lemma, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Center for Global Health Equity, Tulane University
October 6, 2017
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
William Rogers Auditorium, Serota Academic Center, 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. 
Faculty Development Program: The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination

NYCOMEC will host a faculty development program titled  The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway located on 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. 

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

Matthew J. Levy, Esq., Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C., New Hyde Park, NY
Title: The Legal Entanglements of Disruptive Physician Behavior

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

The program is open to all NYCOMEC educational leaders, faculty and administrative staff. Please call our office at 516.686.3730 or email to register.
This program would also be at value to hospitals' C-Suite, general counselors and human resource offices.
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds

NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds, a professional medical education program designed for all 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.Nassau County Commissioner of Health
Title: Emerging and Relapsing Infectious Diseases

Breakfast and registration start at 8:30 a.m. 
Pre-registration deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  
Reminder: 2018 NYCOMEC Brochure

NYCOMEC promotes its member institutions' GME programs to prospective trainees by using several tools. One essential tool is the annual NYCOMEC Brochure. We are currently updating information for the 2018 Brochure: statistics, programs, salaries, new staff members/titles, and digital photographs. If you did not receive an update request from us, please email Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager, Trainee Services, or call 516-686-3952 . In order to allow sufficient production time, all information is due by October 25th.
NYCOMEC Trainee Committee Meeting

NYCOMEC held its first Trainee Committee Meeting of the 2017-2018 postdoctoral training year on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in the Serota Academic Center located on the NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. A total of 20 Trainees from various NYCOMEC member institutions were present, both in person and by teleconference. David Broder, D.O., President, NYCOMEC, gave a brief orientation about NYCOMEC's role in graduate medical education and the importance of the Trainee Committee.

The committee held its election for Vice Chairman, and the two representatives from NYCOMEC sponsored, ACGME-accredited programs who will serve on the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). Yasmine Leigh, D.O., an Internal Medicine resident from Orange Regional Medical Center, was re-elected Chairman last spring, and  Kevin Lemaire, D.O., a Psychiatry resident also from Orange Regional Medical Center, was elected Vice Chairman. The elected  GME Committee Representatives are  Mitchell Hervert, D.O., first year Internal Medicine resident at St. Bernards Medical Center and  Casey Toombs, D.O., first year Emergency Medicine resident at the Orange Regional Medical Center.
Faculty Development Program:  Quality Improvement-Why, How and When in GME?

NYCOMEC hosted on September 8, 2017 a faculty development program titled Quality Improvement - Why, How and When in GME? presented by  Daniel Lombardi, D.O. , Patient Safety Officer, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Medical Education, St. Barnabas Hospital.  In his excellent presentation Dr. Lombardi underlined the impact and importance of quality improvement in graduate medical education (GME), delineated the Model for Improvement developed by Associates in Process Improvement, a model that is used at St. Barnabas Hospital, and emphasized the role of sustaining improvement because, as he mentioned, "Improvement alone is not enough", it needs to be a sustaining process.
ACGME Updates
Webinar: The ACGME Accreditation Site Visit

Ingrid Philibert, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Vice President, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and Executive Managing Editor, Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) presented a webinar titled The ACGME Accreditation Site Visit o n Wednesday, August 23, 2017. 

The webinar offered current and practical information about the ACGME accreditation site visit in the Single Accreditation System (SAS), focusing on site visit scheduling, program notification, preparation for the visit and what to expect on the day of the site visit. 

Please access the webinar here
For Your Information
Proposed Policy Changes for Public Comment: Postdoctoral Training

Proposed changes to the Section X: AOA Program Accreditation during Transition to Single GME Accreditation System, are posted on the AOA website for a review and public comment period and  open until Monday,  October 16, 2017. The proposed changes could impact the eligibility of some training programs to participate in the 2019 AOA Match and the ability to accept new trainees. 

Please email all comments to
Seeking nominations for AOA Distinguished Service Award

The AOA is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award to be presented to this year's recipient(s) at OMED 2017. For details  please click  here .
TIVRA - Update and Verify Trainee Contract Information
The Trainee Information Verification and Registration Audit (TIVRA) system is now open for institutions to UPDATE and VERIFY contract information previously reported for the  2016-2017 academic year and  REPORT new and continuing contracts for the  2017-2018 academic year. The deadline is October 15, 2017.
To read more please click here
In the News
Peconic Bay Medical Center Announced Expansion into Downtown Riverhead

The hospital bought a 4.2-acre land in downtown Riverhead which includes several buildings.  The downtown campus will house physicians' offices .
To read more please click here .
NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn Is Adding a Surgery Center

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is adding a $83.7 million ambulatory surgery center,  Crain's reportedThe surgery center, with six operating rooms, will help ease overcrowding in the hospital.
Maimonides Plans $15.9M Cardio-Thoracic ICU

Maimonides Medical Center is seeking state approval for a $15.9 million renovation of its cardio-thoracic intensive care unit to respond to growing demand and improve the patient experience.

Read more here.
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Opens Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

On Tuesday, September 5, Stony Brook Medicine opened a fully-operational cardiac catheterization laboratory at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, making it the only facility on the East End of Long Island capable of providing clinically complex care to critically ill heart patients.

Read more here.
Commendation Corner
ORMC Received Award for Patient Safety

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a recipient of the 2017 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This designation places Orange Regional among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for its excellent performance in protecting patients from serious complications during their hospital stays.

To read more please click here.