New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

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September 2, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings
Last Opportunity to Register!
Faculty Development Program

Learn how to proceed with the ACGME application for Osteopathic Recognition

Achieving Osteopathic Recognition: The Experience of a Dually-Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program

Bridget Foy, D.O., Director of Osteopathic Medical Education, Family Medicine Program, The Institute for Family Health, Kingston, New York
September 8, 2016
9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
NYITCOM Rockefeller Auditorium, Old Westbury Campus
September 1, 2016
Please email or call 516-686-1128 to register.
REMINDER To Send In Trainee Committee Nominations

Each NYCOMEC program may nominate one Trainee to the NYCOMEC Trainee Committee. This committee meets five times per academic year, and provides an open forum to discuss training or welfare concerns, new GME developments and educational opportunities.

Please  send your nominations to Stephanie LaBarbera , MHA, Manager of Trainee Services. The first Committee meeting will be held Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 pm.
(Education Committee)

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the quarterly meeting of the NYCOMEC Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) will take place in the Rockefeller Auditorium, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus. Breakfast will be provided at 7:30 a.m., with the business portion following at 8:00 a.m.  Please RSVP

NYCOMEC is now on Twitter - making it easy to learn about upcoming NYCOMEC events, webinars and news!  Our User Name or "Twitter Handle" is  @NYCOMECCorp .
Click on our handle to view our first tweet, or click on this hyperlink to visit our twitter page:  Please "follow" us!
#Osteopathicrecognition  #NYCOMECFacultyDev #NYCOMECOMMWorkshop

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

These webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM & TouroCOM Students

Being an Osteopathic Physician: Our Role in Performance
September 14, 2016
12:00 noon-12:30 p.m.
Naresh Rao, D.O.
Associate Chair, Department of OMM, NYIt  College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Old Westbury Campus
    Please click here to RSVP.

NYCOMEC Blue Research Webinar Series Begins September 29, 2016

NYCOMEC's monthly Research Webinar series will begin on 
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 12 noon-1:00 PM.  The topic of our first program is  "Research and Scholarly Activity in the ACGME World", p resented by David Yens, Ph.D., Director of Research.

The Research Webinar series  is designed for both trainees and faculty, and provides an introduction and overview on conducting basic research. For a complete list of Research webinar topics, please click here.    
NYCOMEC Trainee Committee Meeting 

The first  Trainee Committee meeting for the 2016-2017 academic year will take place on  Thursday, October 6, 2016 at  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the NYITCOM Serota Building, Conference Room C.  

This meeting provides a forum for all NYCOMEC residents/fellows to  communicate and exchange information with each other relevant to their GME experiences. Program Directors are asked to please encourage Trainees to attend.

Refreshments will be provided for those attending. Teleconference capabilities will be available for those who cannot attend in person.  For information and to have Trainees RSVP, please email  Stephanie LaBarbera    
Sports Medicine Conference:  Beyond the Sideline: Unique Considerations

Date: Monday, October 24, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: OMM Laboratory; Serota Academic Center, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
This program consists of numerous advanced level lectures that target primary care and sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers. The program anticipates being approved for 4.5 hours of category 1-A AOA CME credit, 4.5 hours of category A CEU credit, and 4.5 hours of NYS Physical Therapy CE credit. 

For more information, please email   Hallie Zwibel, D.O., Assistant Professor and Director, Sports Medicine, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine or call at (516) 686-3771.
NYCOMEC Introduces Postdoctoral Training Programs to NYITCOM Class of 2020

NYCOMEC staff offered information to help NYITCOM students become aware of postdoctoral training opportunities during the NYITCOM Club and Organization Fair, which was held August 12, 2016 on the NYIT Old Westbury Campus. Staff also distributed NYCOMEC brochures so that students could peruse the wide  variety of programs offered by our member institutions.
Osteopathic Research: A "How-To" Guide, Parts 1 and 2.

Kimberly Wolf, D.O.
Co-Program Director of Dual Pediatrics Residency Program and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Part 1 -  September 7 
Part 2 - September 14
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Associatetion of Osteopathic Directors of Medical Educagtion (AODME)
Evidence-based medicine has become the cornerstone of medicine for the future. Osteopathic evidence-based medicine has historically been lacking. As we move towards the single-GME accreditation system, the need for scholarly activity, including osteopathic research, is becoming more apparent.  

In this two-part webinar series, Dr. Wolf will provide an introduction to osteopathic research to help guide your programs through this process.  In the first presentation, we will cover the current state of osteopathic research and review the need for a stronger osteopathic physician presence in creating the evidence that shapes our policies and patient care.  

The second presentation will delve deeper into how to successfully complete an osteopathic research project.  Through this webinar, one will not only gain perspective on the need for evidence in our field, but also be provided the tools to help make this happen. 

To register for these webinars, please click here


The ACGME has scheduled the following workshops, designed to assist Program Directors & Coordinators

Building Effective Programs Together: A Course for Program Directors and Advanced Coordinators
October 2-4, 2016
This two-and-a-half-day course  for advanced coordinators and program directors emphasizes team building and collaboration in furthering the goals of competency-based medical education in graduate medical education (GME) programs. See agenda and brochure.

The Basics of Accreditation for New Program Coordinators 
These one-and-a-half day intensive workshops are specifically designed for coordinators with fewer than two years of experience. Coordinators of osteopathic programs with any amount of experience are encouraged to attend.  See  agenda  and  brochure.
Dates of 2016 Workshops:

Sept 19-20, 2016 Plastic Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oct. 3-4, 2016 Dermatology, Family Medicine
Oct. 10-11, 2016 Allergy & Immunology, Neurology, Psychiatry

New Student Portal for SAS Information 

AACOM recently launched  SAS Student Central, the first online portal for student-dedicated resources and updated information on the transition to a single GME accreditation system (SAS).  Information includes current, relevant information to help students better understand and successfully navigate through the transition. 
In the News
NYITCOM Professor Awarded NIH Grant to study methamphetamine's effects on the body's immunological response to wounds.   

L uis Martinez, Ph.D., an associate professor of biomedical sciences at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been awarded a $ 431,700 grant by the National Institute of Health to study methampheta-mine's s effect on the body's immunological response to wounds. Dr. Martinez will conduct his research with three NYITCOM students and in collaboration with scientists at Rutgers-The New Jersey Medical School, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and The George Washington University. To read more, click here
Send Us Your News!
If you have interesting news about your trainees, faculty, and/or programs, please forward it to us so we may include it in the NYCOMEC newsletter. Please email your information to  Daniela Popa, M.H.A. 
Thank you!
In This Issue
Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
Education Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development Program:
Achieving Osteopathic Recognition: the Experience of a Dually-Accredited Family Medicine Residency Program
Bridget Foy, D.O.
9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The Inn at New Hyde Park
New Hyde Park, NY
Research Committee Meeting 
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Via teleconference
Trainee Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. 
Serota Academic Center, Conference Room C
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Faculty/Trainee Joint OMM Workshop
Bring Your Faculty to an OMM Workshop
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC/NYITCOM Sports Medicine Conference
Beyond the Sideline: Unique Considerations 
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Fall Grand Rounds
Riland Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Upcoming NYCOMEC Recruiting Events
NYCOMEC staff will be representing your GME programs at the following events: 

Des Moines University (DMU) Hospital Day
Wednesday, September 7th
8 am-12:30 pm
Des Moines, IA

A.T. Still University (ATSU-KCOM) Hospital Day
Thursday, September 8th
8 am-Noon
Kirksville, MO

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) Hospital Day
Friday, September 9th
9 am-Noon
Kansas City, MO

September 17-19th
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California 
Upcoming National GME Meetings/Events
2016 OMED (Osteopathic Medical Conference and Expo)
September 17-20, 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

2017 OMEL (Osteopathic Medical Educators and Leaders) Conference
January 19-21, 2017
Tampa, Florida

2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference  
March 9-12, 2017 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 
Orlando, FL

2017 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference
April 26 - 29, 2017 
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD  

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