June 8, 2020

ACGME e-Communication - June 8, 2020

NEW! A Message from Dr. Thomas J. Nasca
Dr. Nasca addresses racial unrest in the United States and identifies how the ACGME can take on the challenging work required to root out racism and injustice, and foster equity, mutual understanding, kindness, and justice in medicine.

Read the Letter to the Community in the ACGME Newsroom


Access the COVID-19 Web Section
Visit the COVID-19 section of the ACGME website for access to a range of materials, including ACGME Guidance Statements, Frequently Asked Questions, Letters to the Specialty Communities, institutional and well-being resources, and more.


Calls for Sessions: 2021 Annual Educational Conference and Pre-Conferences
During and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the well-being and safety of the graduate medical education community and the public is the ACGME's top priority. Right now, the ACGME is moving ahead with the 2021 Annual Educational Conference in Nashville as planned. Recognizing that the pandemic may continue to impact in-person events, the ACGME will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. Updated information, including any changes to format or timing, will be posted on the ACGME website, in the weekly e-Communication, and on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Calls for Sessions for the 2021 Annual Educational Conference are open! Session proposals are being accepted for the Educational Conference, the Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference, and the ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference.

Learn More and Submit a Proposal
Proposals Due: Friday, June 26, 2020 11:59 p.m. Central

Questions?
Annual Educational Conference: acgmeconference@acgme.org
Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference: coordinatorforum@acgme.org
ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Coference: SingleGME@acgme.org


NEW! Dr. Nasca Addresses Graduating Residents and Fellows
ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP recorded a video message for all residents and fellows completing their program this spring—in the midst of a global pandemic, while caring for patients on the front lines during an extraordinary time.

In this video, Dr. Nasca recognizes residents and fellows for their altruism, expresses concern for their well-being, and encourages them to take the lessons learned about health disparities during the pandemic to improve care for all during the course of their careers.

Sponsoring Institutions and programs are encouraged to incorporate the video into their commencement activities and/or distribute it directly to their residents and fellows.

Learn More in the ACGME Newsroom
Access the Video on the ACGME’s Vimeo Channel


ACGME Announces Diversity and Inclusion Award for 2021
The ACGME is proud to announce the Diversity and Inclusion Award, a new award to support efforts to achieve diversity and inclusion in graduate medical education (GME).

The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced data showing that underrepresented minorities are the victims of systemic inequality. Eliminating disparities in health care requires a commitment from all-even, and especially, during times of crisis. This annual award will highlight the most innovative and exemplary initiatives that drive diversity in GME.

Read more about the award, including instructions for submitting a nomination
Nominations due Friday, July 17, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Central


NEW! New AWARE Cognition and Well-Being Podcast Available
In "Impact of Transitions on Well-Being during the Pandemic," ACGME Senior Scholar for Well-Being Dr. Stuart Slavin discusses how the transitions from medical school to residency and from residency to practice have been impacted by COVID-19. Using William Bridges' tripartite model of transitions as a framework, this episode explores the effects the pandemic has had on well-being during these transitions. The podcast also discusses measures individuals and programs can take to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the well-being of incoming/graduating residents.

Search for “ACGME AWARE” on podcast platforms, including Spotify and RadioPublic, or access the podcast in Learn at ACGME.


NEW! 2020 ACGME Annual Educational Conference Sessions Available
Log into Learn at ACGME to access the following from the 2020 ACGME Annual Educational Conference:

 

Creating a Meaningful Faculty Orientation and Ongoing Member Development in the CCC
Drs. Jacquelyn Turner, Yolanda Wimberly, and Kathryn Andolsek provide an orientation to the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), explore methods of keeping CCC members up to date on ACGME Requirements, and summarize the many learning tools available. This webinar provides insight into professional development opportunities addressing the challenges in maintaining a CCC.


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

Diagnostic Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Neuroradiology
Nuclear Medicine
Comment Deadline: July 1, 2020


NEW! Dermatology
The Review Committee for Dermatology has updated its FAQs with information specific to the types of resident increases that a program may request, and the review process/parameters for each. The FAQs can be found on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of the Dermatology section of the ACGME website.


NEW! Transitional Year
The Review Committee added new FAQs on the following topics:

  • Guidance on early release from a transitional year program
  • Clarification of the core faculty member-to-resident ratio requirement
  • The applicability of the concept of autonomous practice to transitional year residents

The updated FAQs can be found on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of the Transitional Year section of the ACGME website.

Direct questions to Review Committee staff members, whose contact information can be found on the specialty section referenced above.


ACGME Seeks Public Members
The following Review Committees are seeking their next public member for terms beginning July 1, 2021. 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.

Anesthesiology
Contact: Cheryl Gross
Deadline: July 1, 2020

Medical Genetics and Genomics
Details: Read the full solicitation
Contact: Kate Hatlak
Deadline: July 31, 2020

Radiation Oncology
Contact: Cheryl Gross
Deadline: July 1, 2020


ACGME Seeks Resident Members - Specialty Added!
The following Review Committees are seeking their next resident member for terms beginning July 1, 2021. A resident member serves on the Review Committee to share the perspective of the resident, foster accountability to the needs of the resident, enrich the work the Committee through outside expertise, and create transparency in the work of the Review Committee. The Review Committee's selected nominee will be presented for approval by the ACGME Board of Directors at its September 2020 meeting. The new resident member's term will be from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

Pathology
Details: The resident member must be currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited pathology program when appointed and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the program. Nomination instructions available upon request.
Contact: Katherine McCue
Deadline: July 31, 2020

Preventive Medicine
Details: The resident member must be currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited preventive medicine program when appointed and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the program. Nomination instructions available upon request.
Contact: Katherine McCue
Deadline: July 31, 2020

NEW! Urology
Details: Nominees must be a resident in an ACGME-accredited urology program, or a fellow in an ACGME-accredited pediatric urology or female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery program. A nominee must be able to serve a two-year term.
Contact: Tina Espina
Deadline: August 10, 2020