New York Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

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ISSUE 148                                                                              September 27, 2017
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NYCOMEC Calendar
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
Global Health Grand Rounds
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
Old Westbury Campus
Fall NYCOMEC 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. Webinar: 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.
9/27 /2017 
12:30  noon
O.R. Webinar: 
Pediatric Musculoskeletal
Concerns in OMM

Martin Torrents, D.O.
12:0 0 noon
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 Recruiting Events
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Promoting Your Programs at the Following Events:

OMED 2017
October 7-10, 2017 
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
WVSOM Hospital Day
October 28, 2017 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WVSOM Student Center, Lewisburg, WV
National Meetings/Events
OMED 2017
October 7-10, 2017 
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
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
Faculty Development Program: The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination

NYCOMEC is hosting  a faculty development program titled  The Problem Resident: Prevention, Remediation, Termination on Thursday, October 19, 2017from 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.   This program would also be of value to hospitals' C-Suite, general counselors and human resource offices.
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. 

Click here to access it. P lease feel free to provide us with your feed-back by emailing to Daniela Popa, M.H.A. or calling at 516.686.3953.
NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

OMM and Irritable Bowl Syndrome
September 27, 2017
12:00 noon
Sara Nehring, D.O., Director of Medical Education and Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, AR 

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 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. 
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.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.  
ACGME Initial Accreditation for Two More NYCOMEC Sponsored Programs 

Orange Regional Medical Center's Emergency Medicine residency program, institutionally sponsored by NYCOMEC, received ACGME Initial Accreditation effective September 14, 2017. Congratulations to Dr. Israelski, Director of Academic Affairs and Dr. Santikul, Program Director! 

On September 17, 2017, St. Bernards Medical Center's Internal Medicine residency program, institutionally sponsored by NYCOMEC, received ACGME Initial Accreditation effective July 1, 2017. Congratulations to Dr. Nehring and her team!

NYCOMEC will continue to work with these teams to move to the next step: achieving Osteopathic Recognition. All NYCOMEC programs are welcome to contact our office at 516.686.3730 with any questions about applying for ACGME accreditation and/or Osteopathic Recognition.
2018 NYCOMEC Brochure: For First Time Offering To Include All Your ACGME Programs As Well!

The annual NYCOMEC Brochure is one of our several tools used to promote our member institutions' GME programs to prospective trainees. 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 Co-Sponsored NYITCOM's Sports Medicine Conference: Beyond the Sideline: Unique Athlete Population

On Monday September 18, 2017, NYITCOM and NYCOMEC co-hosted the Sports Medicine Conference titled Beyond the Sideline: Unique Athlete Population. Close to 100 physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, NYCOMEC trainees and NYITCOM students attended.

The Conference covered a range of topics concerning today's athletes and those engaged in their wellness. Presentations covered athlete performance: hip, shoulder, and other common injuries; concussions and post concussive disorders; the role of the heat tolerance testing and the return to play following a heatstroke; the roll of the ringside physician; and more.
NYITCOM Celebrated 40 Years of Evolution and Revolution in Osteopathic Medicine

NYCOMEC was one of the sponsors of the NYITCOM's 40th Anniversary, a two-day event, which included an academic symposium spotlighting a variety of health care topics, and  a black-tie gala . The symposium, which took place on  on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Kenneth W. Riland Auditorium - Old Westbury Campus,  addressed a crowd of NYITCOM alumni, faculty members, staff, and students with impressive presentations with  topics ranging from tactical medicine, Medicare clinician reimbursement, disaster relief, controlled substances, to medical education innovation and performance-enhancing drug use.  It was followed by the gala  reception and dinner  on September 16, 2017. 

Please read more here .
ACGME Updates
ACGME Forms New Patient Safety Collaborative 

The ACGME has selected nine Pathway Leaders (sponsoring institutions) to participate in its new Patient Safety Collaborative,  which will  focus on creating and testing a framework for residents and fellows to promote a culture of safety. 

The Patient Safety Collaborative is the first  in a series of Collaboratives that will selectively  look at ways to optimize engagement of trainees in the six Focus Areas of the ACGME's Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program: patient safety, health care quality, care transitions, supervision, fatigue management (well-being), and professionalism. 

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ACGME Review Committees  News

Neurology Review Committee
The Review Committee has updated its Frequently Asked Questions documents for neurology, child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, neuromuscular medicine, and vascular neurology. View  Program Requirements and FAQs here.

Neurological Surgery Review Committee
Two documents, Neurological Surgery Work Hour Exception Procedures and International Application Process, have been updated. The Work Hour Exception document has been updated to be consistent with the revisions to Section VI of the Common Program Requirements, and the International Application document has been revised to describe the Committee review process for programs with an established international elective for each time a resident chooses to participate in it. Both documents are available on the Documents and Resources of the Neurological Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Orthopedic Surgery Review Committee
A new document describing several updates to the Case Log mappings has been posted. Several new codes from the 2017 code list were added. This document can be found on the Documents and Resources page of the Orthopaedic Surgery section of the ACGME website. 

Recent presentations by the Review Committee are available online, including updates given at the March CORD meeting; the March ARCOS meeting; and the March and July AOSSM meetings. These can be found under the "Presentations" header on the Documents and Resources page of the Orthopaedic Surgery section of the ACGME website. 

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
The Review Committee has updated its FAQ document with FAQs on the following topics:
  • Program Letters of Agreement (PLAs)
  • Injection procedure supervision and logging in the Case Log System
  • Eligibility exceptions for residents entering at the ONMM2 level
  • Consultation follow-up experience
E -mail questions to Executive Director Tiffany Moss.

Plastic Surgery Review Committee
An updated document, Criteria for Approved International Rotations, has been posted on the Documents and Resources page of the Plastic Surgery section of the ACGME website.
For Your Information

Osteopathic Recognition Programs: How to Use Osteopathic Milestones and Benchmarks Programmatically
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. E.T.
Presenter: Sarah James, D.O., Osteopathic Program Director, University of Wisconsin Department  of Family Medicine and Community Health
This presentation will introduce some best practices in osteopathic educational evaluation of osteopathic residents through newer ACGME processes. 
For more information and to register, click here

NBOME 7 COMLEX-USA Update for Residency Program Directors 
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. E.T.
Presenter: John Gimpel, D.O., Med - National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) President and CEO
This presentation will describe the COMLEX-USA examination, focusing on resources for PDs and Coordinators in interpreting COMLEX-USA scores. 
For more information and to register, click here
Call for Presentations: Deadline Extended

As many of their constituents have been affected by the recent string of severe storms and natural disasters occurring across the country, AACOM and AODME have extended the call for presentations deadline to Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. ET., for the  Annual Conference that will take place in Baltimore, MD, on April 26-29, 2018. 

For more information click  here
In the News
David Forstein, D.O., FACOOG 
David Forstein, D.O., FACOOG Appointed Dean of TouroCOM

Alan Kadish, M.D., President, Touro College and University System, has announced the appointment of David Forstein, D.O., FACOOG, as Dean of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM). In his new role, Dr. Forstein will continue  the school's mission to develop new pipeline programs and strengthen the school's relationship with the local community. 

To read more please click here .