April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020
Letters to the Specialty Communities

A page in the COVID-19 section of the ACGME website includes letters to the specialty communities from the ACGME Review Committees and their staff and leadership. Letters to the following communities are currently available:

Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
NEW! Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preventive Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Surgical specialties and subspecialties, including Case Log Guidance
Transitional Year

Clarifications and Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs are being developed in response to questions and requests for clarification the ACGME has received as it has communicated its response to the current pandemic crisis.

View the FAQs on the Frequently Asked Questions page in the COVID-19 section of the ACGME website.

In the open access JGME article, "ACGME’s Early Adaptation to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles and Lessons Learned," ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP outlines the framework for ACGME decision making during this national crisis, and provides early lessons learned, including the need for ongoing communication, trust, and goodwill in health care.

Read the article now, ahead of its June 2020 publication in JGME.

JGME is working to get COVID-19 content available quickly. Articles will be featured on the JGME homepage in the coming month. The April 2020 issue of JGME is also available online.

Milestones News

Updated Milestones Available
The Milestones and Supplemental Guides for the following specialties and subspecialties are now available on their specialty pages of the ACGME website. These documents were created by members of the respective communities.

Effective July 1, 2020
Clinical Biochemical Genetics Milestones and Supplemental Guide
Complex General Surgical Oncology Milestones and Supplemental Guide
Dermatology Milestones and Supplemental Guide
Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Milestones and Supplemental Guide
Urology Milestones and Supplemental Guide

Optional! Spring Reporting: April 20-June 26, 2020
Reporting of Milestones in the second window of this 2019-2020 academic year is optional for all residents/fellows who are not in their final year of education.

However, Milestone evaluations, using assessment data available, must be completed for residents/fellows in their final year of education, even if the Milestones are not reported to the ACGME. More information can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page in the COVID-19 section of the ACGME website.

All Specialties Moving to Milestones 2.0 Effective July 1, 2020:
Allergy and Immunology
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Diagnostic Radiology
Family Medicine
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Interventional Radiology
Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Medical Oncology
Sleep Medicine

Email questions to milestones@acgme.org.