July 12, 2021

ACGME e-Communication - July 12, 2021

Annual Educational Conference News
The 2022 conference will be offered in a hybrid model with both in-person and virtual registration options. The ACGME will take every step to ensure a safe space to learn, engage, and connect, and will take a conservative approach to virus prevention, in alignment with the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, the Centers for Disease Control, and federal and local government guidelines.

Calls For Sessions: Submit a Proposal Today!
Annual Educational Conference and Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference
The Call for Sessions for the 2022 Annual Educational Conference is now open! Session proposals are being accepted for the Conference itself and the Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference to be held February 24-26, 2022. All accepted sessions will be presented on site at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Submit proposals by Monday, August 2, 2021 11:59 p.m. Central.

Click here to learn more and submit a proposal!

Questions?
Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference: coordinatorforum@acgme.org
Annual Educational Conference: acgmeconference@acgme.org

ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference
The Call for Sessions for the 2022 ACGME/Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference is now open! All accepted sessions will be presented on site February 24, 2022 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Submit proposals by Friday, July 30, 2021 11:59 p.m. Central.

To submit a session proposal click here.

Questions?

ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference: SingleGME@acgme.org


NEW! ACGME Requirements for Review and Comment
The following Program Requirements and Recognition Requirements and accompanying Impact Statements are posted for review and comment, here:

Comment Deadline: July 21, 2021 - Deadline Approaching!
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Comment Deadline: August 11, 2021
Neurocritical Care

Comment Deadline: August 25, 2021 - NEW!
Institutional Requirements
Recognition for Sponsoring Institutions with Non-Standard Training Programs for J-1 Visa Sponsorship


NEW! Direct Supervision Using Telecommunication Technology
Effective July 1, 2021, the ACGME Common Program Requirements were updated to allow Review Committees to permit VI.A.2.c).(1).(b) as a definition of direct supervision without requiring inclusion of specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements, which is now optional.

A list of the specialties and subspecialties that have decided to permit direct supervision using telecommunication technology effective July 1, 2021 can be found on the Common Program Requirements page under Additional Resources and the Institutional Review Committee page under Selected Topics Across Program Requirements.

Note some Review Committees are still considering whether to permit direct supervision as defined in VI.A.2.b).(1).(b), and/or considering the development of specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements addressing this type of supervision. Updates will be provided in the ACGME e-Communication as they become available.


NEW! Selected Topics Across Program Requirements Updated
The documents under the Selected Topics Across Program Requirements heading on the Institutional Review Committee page have been updated to reflect the specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements effective July 1, 2021. These documents are organized by topic across all Program Requirements as a useful reference for determining varying expectations among specialties.


NEW! Common Program Requirements FAQs Updated
The FAQs related to the ACGME Common Program Requirements have been updated, effective July 1, 2021. The FAQs can be found on the Common Program Requirements page under the Additional Resources heading.


Deadline to Submit CLER Blackout Weeks is July 26, 2021
The window for submitting CLER visit blackout weeks is now open through July 26, 2021 for blocking off dates in the period highlighted below. Sponsoring Institutions can submit up to four blackout weeks during this period.

Upcoming Windows for Entering Blackout Weeks

  • July 1-26: Submit requests for October-December 2021
  • October 1-26: Submit requests for January-March 2022
  • January 1-26:Submit requests for April-June 2022
  • April 1-26:Submit requests for July-September 2022

To enter your blackout dates in the Accreditation Data System (ADS), click here.

Review more information and common questions/answers regarding CLER blackout weeks here.

Email questions to CLER@acgme.org.


NEW! JGME  Hot Topics in MedEd Podcast

Did you know? JGME has a podcast—Hot Topics in MedEd! Listen as members of the JGME Editorial Board and JGME authors dive into current research and trends in graduate medical education or expert advice for getting published. All episodes of this podcast can be found on www.jgme.org, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. Subscribe for notice of new episodes released with each new issue of JGME.

The latest episode "What Can We Do About Residency Application Inflation?" features a conversation between JGME Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Gail Sullivan, and JGME authors Dr. Brain Antono and Dr. Daniel London who discuss their research (articles linked below) on this subject, the the main barriers to change, and how to break through them.


NEW! IRC Seeks New Member
The IRC seeks one new member for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2022. A nominee must have current or previous experience with graduate medical education at the institutional level as a designated institutional official (DIO). Self-nominations are permitted.

Review the Institutional Review Committee Member Nomination Form and Institutional Review Committee Member Nomination Request documents here.

Email nomination materials and questions to irc@acgme.org by September 6, 2021.


Calls for Resident Members
The following Review/Recognition Committees are seeking their next resident member for terms beginning July 1, 2022. A resident member serves on the Review/Recognition Committee to share the resident/fellow perspective, foster accountability to the needs of residents and fellows, enrich the work of the committee through outside expertise, and create transparency in the work of the Review/Recognition Committee. Selected nominees will be presented to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. The membership term is July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024.

FAMILY MEDICINE
Details: The resident member must be currently enrolled at the PGY-2 level in a three-year ACGME-accredited family medicine program as of July 1, 2022. Details and nomination instructions are available in the Family Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sandra Benitez
Deadline: August 20, 2021

MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENOMICS
Details: The resident member must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited medical genetics and genomics program or an approved combined program and must have at least one year of the educational program left at the time of appointment. Details and nomination instructions available upon request.
Contact: Natochia Lewis
Deadline: July 31, 2021

NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Details: The resident member must have a minimum of one year of nuclear medicine residency education remaining after July 1, 2022. Details and nomination instructions are available in the Nuclear Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: August 2, 2021

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Details: Read the full solicitation on the Documents and Resources page in the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Tina Espina
Deadline: August 9, 2021

OSTEOPATHIC RECOGNITION
Details: The resident member must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited program with Osteopathic Recognition, in a designated position, on July 1, 2022, and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the residency program. Details and nomination instructions are available upon request.
Contact: Ariel Viera
Deadline: September 8, 2021

OSTEOPATHIC NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
Details: The resident member must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency program on or prior to the start of his or her term on Review Committee and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the residency program. Details and nomination instructions are available upon request.
Contact: Ariel Viera
Deadline: September 10, 2021


Calls for Public Members
The following Review Committees are seeking their next public member for terms beginning July 1, 2022. A public member serves on the Review Committee to share the perspective of the public, foster accountability to the needs of the public, enrich the work of the Committee through outside expertise, and create transparency in the work of the Review Committee. Nominees must not be physicians. Other health care professionals are permitted, provided they are not employed by an organization with ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship programs. The term of appointment is six years.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Details: Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: August 2, 2021

FAMILY MEDICINE
Details: Details and nomination instructions are available in the Family Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sandra Benitez
Deadline: September 1, 2021

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERYDetails: Details and nomination instructions are available in the Orthopaedic Surgery section of the ACGME website.

Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: September 1, 2021

OSTEOPATHIC NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
Details: Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Ariel Viera
Deadline: September 10, 2021

PATHOLOGY
Details: Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Natochia Lewis
Deadline: July 31, 2021

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
Details: Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Natochia Lewis
Deadline: July 31, 2021


Review Committee News / Notices: Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Update
The ACGME Board of Directors recently approved revisions to program administration dedicated time and support Common Program Requirements. While these revisions were being deliberated, the proposed revisions specific to obstetrics and gynecology residency program administration dedicated time and support (posted for review and comment in late 2020) were put on hold. Now that the revised Common Program Requirements have been approved, the Review Committee has finalized the support required for residency program directors, associate program directors, and program coordinators. The revisions are based on guidelines provided by the ACGME Board to foster consistency across Review Committees. The revised administration dedicated time and support requirements can be found under “Future Effective Date 2022” on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page in the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website. See Program Requirements II.A.2.a) and II.C.2.a). The revised administrative support requirements are effective July 1, 2022.

Also available on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page in the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website are revised ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology effective July 1, 2021. This version can be found under “Currently in Effect” and includes all approved revisions with the exception of those related to program administration dedicated time and support. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the requirements for 50 percent FTE program director support and 100 percent FTE program coordinator support remain in effect.

Email questions to Kathleen Quinn-Leering.


Recognition Committee News / Notices: FAQs for Osteopathic Recognition Updated
The Osteopathic Recognition Committee has updated the Osteopathic Recognition FAQs document, which is accessible from the Osteopathic Recognition page of the ACGME website. The Committee added new FAQs on the following topics:

  • Assessment of skill proficiency in osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Directors of Osteopathic Education and the Clinical Competency Committee
  • Identification of core osteopathic faculty members
  • Prior experience needed to be a Director of Osteopathic Education
  • Shared Faculty Plan


Recognition Committee News / Notices: Committee Name Changes to Osteopathic Recognition Committee
The ACGME Board of Directors has approved the request by the Osteopathic Principles Committee to change its name to the Osteopathic Recognition Committee. The name change is effective July 1, 2021.


Career Opportunities
The ACGME currently has the following open positions:

Click on the position linked above for details and to complete an application.

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