September 14, 2020

ACGME e-Communication - September 14, 2020

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Call for Abstracts Now Open for 2021 Annual Educational Conference!
The ACGME invites proposals for abstracts to be presented as virtual posters during the 2021 Annual Educational Conference. All members of the GME community are encouraged to use this opportunity to share their ideas and research with their peers.

Learn More and Submit an Abstract
Proposals due Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:59 p.m. Central

Email questions to abstracts@acgme.org.


Read JGME's Articles on COVID-19
Open-access articles from the JGME August 2020 issue are now online, featuring articles on how residents, fellows, institutions, and programs are adapting to the pandemic.


Access the ACGME's COVID-19 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.


NEW! CLER Special Report Published
The ACGME has recently released the study, "CLER Special Report: Sponsoring Institutions with Clinical Learning Environments in Unique Settings 2020." The report includes a new set of insights into the clinical learning environments associated with ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions that have unique characteristics such as very small numbers of residents, fellows, and faculty members, or unique training experiences such as those associated with preventive medicine (e.g., aerospace medicine, aviation medicine).

Read the Full Report


NEW! AWARE Resources Added
AWARE Cognition and Well-Being Podcast Series Episode 7: Psychological First Aid for Coordinators
Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd, ACGME's Senior Scholar for Well-Being, discusses the role of psychological first aid in providing support for individuals who have suffered some kind of trauma or other devastating event. He discusses the relevance of the approach to supporting to clinicians, patients and others managing the stressors of the pandemic, as well as the specific strategies used in psychological first aid.

AWARE Course in Learn at ACGME
Designed for individual physicians, particularly junior residents, the AWARE course provides an array of concepts from cognitive behavior therapy to help identify opportunities to improve well-being. The course helps the user identify their personal cognitive habits and directs them toward practices and resources they may find useful for improving resilience and overall well-being.


NEW! Institutional Coordinator Workshop Postponed
A workshop for institutional coordinators originally scheduled for October 1-2, 2020 in Chicago has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new date will be announced and registration information will be provided as soon as possible.

Email questions to irc@acgme.org.


Aggregated Program Reports/Data for Resident/Fellow and Faculty Surveys Now Available
Sponsoring Institutions can now access a PDF containing all program survey reports for the 2019-2020 academic year in a single document. A single Excel spreadsheet with all program survey report data is also now available. These report formats have been added for both the Resident/Fellow and Faculty Surveys. They are available on the "Sponsored Programs Survey Reports" page in ADS, accessible from the Reports tab by selecting an "Academic Year" and clicking "View Reports." Note these new reports are not available for previous academic years.

In alignment with existing report downloads, report data in these formats will be unavailable for programs that did not meet the required completion rate or that had too few residents/fellows or faculty members scheduled to participate to anonymize the data.

Email questions to ads@acgme.org.


NEW! Draft Milestones Available for Comment
New drafts of the Milestones listed below are available for review and comment. The Milestones reporting data, along with other survey results and comments, informed the changes. The Work Groups also created Supplemental Guides to enhance understanding of the Milestones.

Comment Deadline: September 15, 2020
Anesthesiology
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Interventional Cardiology
Preventive Medicine – Aerospace Medicine
Preventive Medicine – Occupational Medicine

Comment Deadline: September 27, 2020
Colon and Rectal Surgery - Deadline Extended!
Internal Medicine - Revised!

Email questions to milestones@acgme.org.


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

Comment Deadline: October 9, 2020
Pediatric Dermatology


Review Committee News / Notices: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
"The Guide to Construction of a Block Diagram for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Programs" has been updated to provide additional clarification related to consults. The guide can be found on the Documents and Resources page of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation section of the ACGME website.


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.

Institutional 
Details: Read the full solicitation
Contact: irc@acgme.org
Deadline: September 21, 2020

Nuclear Medicine
Details: Read the full solicitation
Contact: Jenny Campbell
Deadline: October 1, 2020

Radiology
Details: Read the full solicitation
Contact: Jenny Campbell
Deadline: October 1, 2020


ACGME Seeks Resident Members
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 of 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. Terms will be from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

Emergency Medicine
Details: The resident member must be currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited emergency medicine program when appointed and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the program. Read the full solicitation.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: October 1, 2020

Institutional
Details: Read the full solicitation
Contact: irc@acgme.org
Deadline: September 21, 2020

Radiology
Details: The resident member must be currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited radiology program when appointed and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the program. Read the full solicitation.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: October 1, 2020