USU Dean’s Annual Faculty Teaching Awards – Nominations due NLT 15 July 2019

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On behalf of the Dean, you are invited to submit nominations for the Dean’s Annual Faculty Teaching Awards. The purpose and nomination/selection criteria are established in the documents below. The School of Medicine has many outstanding educators and this is an opportunity for them to be recognized.

Please consider submitting a nomination NLT 15 July 2019, as per the below guidelines. A list of previous winners is also below.

Dean’s Annual Teaching Award – Recipients and Description

2018-2019 Dean, SOM Annual Faculty Teaching Awards

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Call for Abstracts and Presenters

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The 128th Annual AMSUS meeting will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor, 2­6 December 2019. The theme of this year’s AMSUS continuing education meeting is “Transforming Healthcare through Partnership and Innovation”. This meeting provides a neutral platform for military, academia, industry and civilian health professionals to share successful ethical, and optimal professional healthcare practices and research findings and outcomes.
The call for meeting abstracts including panel sessions, lectures and posters has opened and healthcare providers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract to present the current and planned best practices of their clinics and departments. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Improving Health: The Art and Science of Medicine and Surgery – these clinically relevant presentations encompass the entire spectrum of care delivered by physicians, nurses, allied health personnel and healthcare extenders
  • Leadership in Healthcare, Global Health, Operational Readiness and Humanitarian Support – topics include but are not limited to leading during a changing healthcare landscape, global health, operational readiness and training of medical forces, natural disaster response, family readiness, patient transport and transfer
  • Trauma Care, Behavioral Health, and TBI – the latest research in trauma and casualty care, behavioral health and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Advances in the Delivery of Healthcare­ – these presentations highlight the
    increasing complexity of healthcare administration and business operations
    while providing leading edge solutions in areas such as: health IT, medical
    logistics, the business of healthcare, HR talent management and shared

Follow instructions for submission guidance attached. All abstracts must be submitted online by 3 June 2019 and are required to meet CME/CE accreditation standards to be accepted. Presentations should be free of commercial bias and approved through local COC and PAO.

Here are the forms:


USU Faculty Development Newsletter – FEB 2019

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Here’s the Uniformed Services University February 2019 Faculty Development Newsletter, which tells you how to apply for a faculty appointment and promotion:

Faculty Development Newsletter Feb 2019

Command Surgeon at National Defense University – O5/O6

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BLUF: Command Surgeon wanted for National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC. During the 2nd year you attend the senior service school.

Qualifications requested include:

  • O5/O6
  • Have confirmation from the Detailer that they could PCS and start in June 2019.
  • Interested docs should be candidates for executive medicine in the future.
  • They also should expect to do a utilization tour after attending NDU.

Here is the Memorandum of Agreement that provides some details.

All applications need to be submitted to CDR Melissa Austin at BUMED NLT than 22 FEB. Her e-mail is in the global.

Change in URL to DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program

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BACKGROUND: All prescribing providers caring for TRICARE beneficiaries in military treatment facilities (MTFs) are required to complete the initial opioid prescriber safety training program (OPST) upon starting work in the MTF and every 3 years (or as otherwise directed) afterwards. This on line training had been located at as published in Defense Health Agency Procedural Instruction, Number 6025.04, dated, 8 June 2018.  The web address was changed in November 2018 to:

Although a message was distributed at that time, the DHA Chief Medical Officer has learned that some MTFs may be referring to the DHAPI in search of this training module. The DHAPI will be updated with the correct web address. However, DHA requests you make widest dissemination of the new web address so that prescribing providers are not impeded in their effort to certify in this required training.


  • The web address for the DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program published in the Defense Health Agency Procedural Instruction, Number 6025.04, dated, 8 June 2018 has changed.  The new url is:

  • All prescribing providers caring for TRICARE beneficiaries in MTFs are required to complete initial OPST upon starting work in the MTF and every 3 years (or as otherwise directed) afterwards.
  • The web address to OPST changed after DHAPI 6025.04 was published. A message was distributed alerting users to the new web address in November 2018, however the DHA Chief Medical Officer has learned that the new web address may not have reached across the entire MHS.
  • An update to DHAPI 6025.04 is pending. Until then, please make widest dissemination possible of the new web address for the DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program.

Head of Student Programs – O4

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Here’s the announcement:

This is a great opportunity for one of our best and brightest to make a significant impact as the Head of Student Programs.  In this position, you have cognizance over the HPSP, FAP, NADDS, and Nurse Candidate Programs.  We’re seeking an O-4 with operational experience who has completed a post-residency utilization tour.  PD is attached.  Billet is on the NSA Bethesda campus.

Interested candidates should be in their PCS window and should submit packages (CV/Bio/LOI) to your Detailer by February 8, 2019.  Please contact your Detailer with any questions about the process or timeline.