NYCOMEC Newsletter Issue 143: July 14, 2017


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NYCOMEC News and Events


NYCOMEC-NYIT Healthcare Leadership Certificate Course
Managing and Leading Change
Jerry Balentine, D.O., FACEP, 
Vice President, Medical Affairs and Global Health, NYIT
July 18, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, NY  11355

For information, please call NYCOMEC at 516-686-3730.
(AAFP CME credit is provided by Jamaica Hospital Medical Center)

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series

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

OMM Use in the Prenatal Patient
July 19, 2017
12:00 noon
Amanda Deel, D.O., Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, NYITCOM at Arkansas State, Jonesboro, AR

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We are always looking for more presenters for our webinars. If you are interested in presenting a topic, you are welcome to e-mail Lynn Mark, D.O., or call her at 516.686.3950 to schedule a webinar. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity requirements.

OMM Workshop for NYCOMEC Trainees and Faculty
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory, Serota Academic Center, NYITCOM, Old Westbury Campus

Preregistration is required. Due to limited space please register by Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Dinner will be provided starting 5:00 p.m.

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ACOFP OMT Resources Available Online to NYCOMEC Member Institutions 

To ensure that our members have additional resources for Osteopathic Recognition, NYCOMEC provides each member institution with licensed access to the American College of Osteopathic Family Physician’s (ACOFP) OMT Video Procedures Library. This online educational resource lets you view step-by-step demonstrations of over 150 osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) procedures.
For login information and if you have any questions regarding these supplemental training resources, please contact the NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730.

NYCOMEC Blue Research Webinar Series Begins in September

Research and scholarly activity are important components in the current postdoctoral training environment. NYCOMEC is committed to fostering and supporting research by its trainees.
The Research Webinar Series is designed for both trainees and faculty, and provides an introduction and overview on conducting basic research.
For more information, please click here.

Teaching Videos on Clinical Application of OMM Available on NYCOMEC Website as Another Resource for Osteopathic Recognition

The OMM teaching videos were created by the NYITCOM’s OMM Department to help integrate osteopathic manipulative medicine in diagnosis and treatment of patients. These videos are detailed in demonstrating osteopathic structural diagnosis and osteopathic manipulative treatment techniques for each body region.
The videos are located on NYCOMEC’s website under Resources. Please contact the NYCOMEC offices at (516) 686-3730 or email Daniela Popa, M.H.A., to receive the password.

Faculty Development Program: Quality Improvement-Why, How and When in GME?

Daniel Lombardi, D.O., Patient Safety Officer, Associate Medical Director, and Director of Medical Education, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, will conduct a faculty development program titled Quality Improvement-Why, How and When in GME? on Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., right after the NYCOMEC Graduate Medical Education Committee meeting.
The program’s goals are to define Quality Improvement, understand why Quality Improvement is important to Graduate Medical Education (GME), define the Model for Improvement and learn how to sustain Improvement.
Preregistration is required. Please register by Friday, September 1, 2017. 

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ACGME Updates


ADS Annual Updates Due

The ADS Academic Year Annual Updates for 2017-2018 are scheduled from July through September 2017. Program directors will receive email notification at the beginning of the reporting timeframe, along with annual update requirements. All required data must be reported on or before a program’s scheduled deadline.

ACGME Introduces Milestones Guidebook for Residents and Fellows

The Milestones Guidebook for Residents and Fellows was written by the members of the ACGME’s Council of Review Committee Residents to provide a learner perspective on what the Milestones represent and how they might be used to facilitate progress throughout training. The goal is to give the background and purpose in a succinct format that could be easily understood and referenced by a busy resident or fellow. Access the guidebook here – and share it with your program’s residents and fellows!

Opportunity to Submit Blackout Dates for CLER Visits

DIOs are offered three opportunities during the calendar year to submit up to five dates they prefer to be avoided when scheduling CLER visits for their institution. For blackout dates during September, October, November, and December 2017, the window to enter dates is July 3-July 28, 2017. Please note that after July 28, the system will be locked and no changes will be permitted. E-mail any questions to Joshua Miron.

New Resident Milestone Trends Report and Program-Level Box Plot Report Now Available in ADS

New year-end Milestone reports have been added to ADS. The Resident Milestone Trends Report is available for each resident or fellow, displaying trend data for that individual. It includes a graph showing individual progression for each subcompetency. A program-level report, (Program Level Box Plot Report), is also available summarizing evaluation data for year-end evaluations. Reports can be found on a program’s Reports tab. Select “Milestone Evaluations” and choose an academic year and year-end schedule window.
A Year-end Program Level Report Guide is also available to help explain these reports in more detail, found on the right hand side of your screen in ADS while accessing these reports.

For Your Information


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)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
4:00 p.m. 

This webinar offers current, 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. Register here.

In the News


New ER at South Nassau Communities Hospital

South Nassau Communities Hospital officials have submitted their latest plans for a $279 million project to establish a permanent emergency room in Long Beach and expand the main hospital in Oceanside.
To read more please click here.

TouroCOM Students Volunteering Around the World

Three TouroCOM students spent part of their summer volunteering with the Federation for International Medical Relief for Children(FIMRC) in the Philippines.
Another student spent part of his summer in Haiti working with Hands Together of Palm Beach, a catholic volunteer organization that has ran a free clinic in a remote village.
To read more please click here.

Commendation Corner


Dr. Zwibel Published in JAOA

Hallie Zwibel, D.O ., Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, and Director, Sports Medicine, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus, published a health policy paper titled Financing Reform for Long-term Services and Supports in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), July 2017, Vol. 117.
The paper reviews the current financing model and stakeholders for long-term care and offers guidance for osteopathic physicians toward a potential solution for long-term services and supports.
To read more please click here.

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation President Honored by LeadingAge New York

Michael N. Rosenblut, President/CEO, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, received the Lawrence E. Larson Memorial Award of Honor at the 2017 LeadingAge New York (LANY) Annual Conference and Exposition.
To read more please click here.

In Memoriam


Two former NYCOMEC trainees: Brandon Rogers, D.O., a graduate of the Traditional Rotations Internship at Southampton Hospital, and Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, D.O., a graduate of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Harlem Campus, and the Family Medicine Residency Program at Hackensack Meridian Health-Palisades Medical Center, tragically lost their lives in June, 2017.
Our sincere condolences to their families and loved ones.