September 8, 2020

ACGME e-Communication - September 8, 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.

Creating a COVID-19 Action Plan for GME Programs
Marja Anton, Josephine Wright, Matthew Braithwaite, Greg Sturgeon, Brian Locke, Caroline Milne, and Aaron Crosby
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Teaching During a Pandemic
Jeffrey W. Redinger, Paul B. Cornia, and Tyler J. Albert
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Internal Medicine Residency Training in the COVID-19 Era—Reflections From Singapore
Adrian Kee, Sophia Archuleta, and Yock Young Dan
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Novel Graduate Medical Education in the Era of a Novel Virus
Rebecca Tisdale, Amy Rogers Filsoof, and Surbhi Singhal
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Shared Loneliness During COVID-19
Fatma Mohamed Mahmoud
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Braving the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cindy M. Pabon
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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! 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 13, 2020
Anesthesiology
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Interventional Cardiology
Preventive Medicine – Aerospace Medicine
Preventive Medicine – Occupational Medicine

Email questions to milestones@acgme.org.


JGME Call for Papers on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

JGME seeks submissions related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in graduate medical education (GME). These manuscripts, submitted in any JGME category, will be expedited by the editors. Topics can include recruitment, selection, onboarding, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, clinical learning environment, and faculty development, etc.

Why this call?

 Research supports the notion that socially diverse groups have more innovation and healthier cultures than homogenous groups. As the ACGME and the GME community strives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, there are many unanswered questions, such as:

  1. How can the community increase the diversity of GME learning environments?
  2. Do GME environments foster inclusiveness, respect, and a culture of safety?
  3. Is there health equity in GME?
  4. What organizational systems are in place to address diversity/equity/inclusion and are members of the organization aware of these systems?
  5. Which interventions are successful in creating more diversity in GME?
  6. How have organizations successfully retained their diverse residents/fellows? Faculty members?

Authors should submit work via the editorial management system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/jgme. Indicate in the cover letter that the submission is in response to the diversity, equity, and inclusion call. Papers on this topic will be reviewed preferentially at any time, and considered for publication in the next 12 months.

Email questions to jgme@acgme.org.


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

NEW! 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 - Deadline Extended!
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


Deadline Extended! 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 - Deadline Extended!
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