March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021
Access Information on COVID-19

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

Thank You for a Fantastic Conference!

Over three days, nearly 6,000 attendees from across GME connected and engaged with more than 250 presenters in more than 100 forward-thinking sessions and workshops. The ACGME is grateful for the opportunity to host the GME community – especially in its first conference presented entirely online!

Register Now to Access On-Demand Content
Three-fourths of conference content will be available in the virtual conference platform through June 1, 2021. Those with standard registration, which granted access to the live conference only, can upgrade for extended access: email

Call for Topics is Open! Contribute to the 2022 Annual Educational Conference

Let the ACGME know the educational topic areas that should be covered at next year’s conference! Suggest topics here.

The Call for Topics closes Monday, March 29, 2021. Email questions to

ACGME Common Program 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: March 31, 2021
Common Program Requirements (Residency)
Common Program Requirements (Fellowship)
Common Program Requirements (One-Year Fellowship)
Common Program Requirements (Post-Doctoral Education Program)

Comment Deadline: April 7, 2021
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: Virtual Course

Registration is open for the ACGME's virtual faculty development course. The course will provide the basic content of the live course through a series of interactive workshops and small group activities designed to help faculty members and leaders achieve the goals of competency-based assessment in graduate medical education.

Dates: Fridays, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Central, March 12-April 23, 2021 (No session April 2)
Cost: $495 per participant

For details and to register, visit the Faculty Development web page.

COURSE FULL! Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Resident

The Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents scheduled on Fridays from May 7 through June 18, 2021 is at capacity. A wait list is available in case spaces open up. Visit the Leadership Training Program for Chief Residents web page to access the wait list.

Email questions to

NEW! CLER Report of Findings 2021: Subprotocol for Operative and Procedural Areas 

The CLER Program has released a special report of findings from the CLER Subprotocol for Operative and Procedural Areas. The report provides new insights into these key clinical areas through the lens of their roles as clinical learning environments for our nation’s resident and fellow physicians. As with the larger CLER national reports, the key findings of the subprotocol highlight a mixture of strengths and opportunities for improvement, some unique to the perioperative environment, and some that are similar to other places the clinical learning environment.

Read the Report

REMINDER! Medical School Portal

In November 2020, the ACGME launched a new Medical School Portal, designed primarily to provide feedback about the experience and performance of a medical school’s graduates to support the school’s continuous quality improvement efforts. The intended audience for the Portal is medical school administrators, or faculty or staff members involved in assessing student learning.

The Portal includes outcomes of individual graduates and cohorts of graduates. By providing this information to the schools, the ACGME is acting on its obligation to responsibly share information in order to facilitate evidence-informed, learner-centric discussions about improving each phase of the continuum of medical education. These data can serve as a resource for program improvement in undergraduate medical education, which would, in turn, benefit graduate medical education programs, and ultimately, the patients served by the physicians who learn and train across the medical education continuum.

The ACGME sent custom emails to the medical school leaders identified by AAMC and AACOM as a primary contact (only one individual per school was granted the login access). At this time, 60 percent of the medical schools have not logged into the portal.

Contact for assistance accessing a school's accounts.

Non-Physician Faculty Profile Data Collection Changes Coming March 2021

To more accurately document the qualifications of non-physician faculty members, the information requested in ADS for non-physician faculty members will be updated during March 2021. Information requested for non-physician faculty members will include area of specialization and, if applicable, certification details.

The change will require programs to review non-physician faculty members currently listed on the Faculty Roster and add any missing information. Programs should update these faculty members’ credentials after the changes go into effect. A second announcement will be made when the changes are in effect.

Email questions to

2022 ACGME Awards Nominations Open

Now accepting nominations for the 2022 ACGME Awards!

The ACGME recognizes notable designated institutional officials, program directors, residents and fellows, and institutional and program coordinators for their outstanding work and contributions to graduate medical education through its Awards Program.

Nomination materials are available in the Awards section of the ACGME website.

The deadline for nominations is March 24, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Central.

NEW! Review and Comment on Milestones 2.0

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.

Deadline: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology

Email questions to

Volunteers Needed for Milestones Work Groups - Deadline Sunday!

Volunteer for a Work Group reviewing the current Milestones and determine what, if any, changes need to be made, by specialty. Members of the GME community are invited to serve on these work groups.

Nominees must be proficient in one or more of the Competencies, be familiar with the Milestones, and need not be physicians. Participants will be selected based on multiple criteria, including level of expertise, specialty and regional diversity, and need.

Deadline: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand Surgery
Musculoskeletal Oncology
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
Orthopaedic Trauma
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Email questions to

ACGME Seeks Resident Member

The following Review Committee is seeking its next resident member for terms beginning July 1, 2022. 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 ACGME Board of Directors approval. The term is from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Nominees must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program at the time of the appointment and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of residency or fellowship. Applicants must be a current PGY-2-4 during the 2021-2022 academic year.  Residents enrolled in an integrated (six-year) program must be, at a minimum, in the second year of residency at the time of nomination. Residents in an independent (three-year) program must be in their first year of plastic surgery education at the time of nomination.
Contact: Michelle Armstrong
Deadline: March 26, 2021

Review Committee News / Notices: Nuclear Medicine

In light of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine's (ABNM) institution of multiple pathways for required radiotherapy experience, the Review Committee will not find programs to be non-compliant as long as residents meet one of those pathways specified by the ABNM.

Contact Review Committee staff members with questions or concerns.

Review Committee News / Notices: Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated
A new FAQ has been added that permits program directors to add one required outpatient neuromusculoskeletal medicine rotation to the curriculum, per program year. The document is accessible from the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine section of the ACGME website.

Review Committee News / Notices: Radiology

New Case Log System for Radiology Programs Developed
The ACGME and the Review Committee for Radiology has prepared a new version of the Case Log System for radiology programs. The updates are complete and ready for implementation March 1, 2021.

A 30-minute video preview of the new model and functionality is available in Learn at ACGME or on Vimeo. Users who have not previously accessed educational materials through Learn at ACGME will need to set up a user ID (free). The video and slides can be retrieved using this link.

Again, this new Case Log model is scheduled to roll out March 1, 2021. Email technical questions to Email comments/feedback to

Application for Fundamental Clinical Skills of Medicine Year Available
The Review Committee is now accepting applications from programs seeking to add a fundamental clinical skills of medicine year. The document is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Radiology section of the ACGME website. The Committee will consider applications for 60-month diagnostic radiology programs and 72-month interventional radiology-integrated programs. All programs in good accreditation standing are eligible to apply.

Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2021 to be considered at the April 22-24, 2021 meeting.

Career Opportunities

The ACGME currently has the following open position:

Medical Writer

Click on the position linked above for details and to complete an application.