July 19, 2021

ACGME e-Communication - July 19, 2021

NEW! FAQs in COVID-19 Section Updated
Updates related to the start of Academic Year 2021-2022 have been made to the Frequently Asked Questions page in the COVID-19 section of the ACGME website. Other information on the ACGME's response to the pandemic is available in this section.


2022 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 Wednesday!
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Comment Deadline: August 11, 2021
Neurocritical Care
 
Comment Deadline: August 25, 2021
Institutional Requirements
Recognition for Sponsoring Institutions with Non-Standard Training Programs for J-1 Visa Sponsorship
 
Comment Deadline: September 1, 2021 - NEW!
Radiation Oncology


NEW! Introduction for Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environments for Institutional Coordinators 
A pilot institutional coordinator workshop will take place in the fall of 2021, with the first of eight weekly sessions beginning Friday, October 15 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central. Sessions will include information on the ACGME annual accreditation cycle; the Institutional Requirements; the CLER Program; Milestones and assessments; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in GME; the Accreditation Data System (ADS); systems-based education; and leadership. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

Registration will open Monday, July 19 at 12:00 p.m. Central and is limited to 30 institutional coordinators on a first come, first serve basis. 

Register here.


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.


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. 


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 ADS, click here.
 
Review more information and common questions/answers regarding CLER blackout weeks here.
 
Email questions to CLER@acgme.org.


NEW! JGME Articles for the Week
Peer Discussion Decreases Practice Intensity and Increases Certainty in Clinical Decision-Making Among Internal Medicine Residents
Neha Bansal Etherington, MD; Caitlin Clancy, MD; R. Benson Jones, MD; C. Jessica Dine, MD, MHSP; Gretchen Diemer, MD

This study, conducted at seven internal medicine residency programs in the Philadelphia area, assesses the impact of peer discussion on internal medicine resident practice intensity and clinical certainty. While team-based approaches to decision-making have been shown to have a positive impact through aggregation of individual judgments and team-based discussion, few studies have attempted to simulate a team-based approach to assess decision-making among physicians-in-training. This study does so, and it suggests that coming to an answer as a group may not be a matter of compromising to the middle. Rather, discussing cases could move a group toward less intense practice and more certainty in its answers, creating potential implications in the clinical setting, particularly when higher intensity practice and uncertainty correlate with lower-value care.  
 
#LatinasInMedicine: Using the Hashtag to Build Community in Medicine 
Briana Christophers, AB; Narjust Duma, MD; María C. Mora Pinzón, MD 
 
Latinas make up less than 3 percent of physicians, 2 percent of medical school faculty members, and 3 percent of 2019 medical school matriculants. This lack of representation makes it challenging for medical learners and junior faculty members to find other Latinas at their own institutions. To help meet the need for connection among this group, the authors of this Perspectives article initiated the #LatinasInMedicine hashtag in January of 2019 to create an online community that would share stories, open opportunities, amplify achievements, and create connections for each other. In two years it has accrued over 5,300 followers and averages 150,000 viewers per month. This article not only explores how this initiative has already begun to achieve its goals, but also discusses ways to continue leveraging the hashtag to bridge location, specialties, and hierarchies, while promoting personal connections and a sense of belonging. 


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.


Specialties Added! 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.
 
NEW! COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
Details:
Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Colon and Rectal Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: August 27, 2021
 
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
 
NEW! OTOLARYNGOLOGY - HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: August 27, 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 SURGERY
Details:
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


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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