March 8, 2021

ACGME e-Communication - March 8, 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.


Access On-Demand Conference 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 registration@acgme.org.

Register Now!


NEW! Read the ACGME Blog for More Conference Content
Read session summaries; exclusive interviews with 2021 awardees, poster presenters, and others; and more on the ACGME Blog! Featured posts include:

President's Plenary
Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address
Closing Plenary

Access the Blog
(Select "Annual Educational Conference" from the Popular Topics menu on the right-hand side of the page to see all Blog posts related to current and past conferences.)


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 acgmeconference@acgme.org.


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.


NEW! Join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers Forum  
The ACGME's Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosts a monthly Forum to provide a peer-advisory network of new and seasoned leaders who address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their Sponsoring Institutions and programs. More than 300 individuals have registered for the monthly educational sessions, in which diversity and corporate leaders from across the country share their expertise and address challenges faced by the GME community.

Critical issues regarding strategic development of offices or departments, including leadership skills, dedicated time, and requisite resource allocation, are key objectives for the Forum, and all are invited to participate.

The Forum meets virtually on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Central. The next meeting is on Wednesday, March 10.
 
Email diversity@acgme.org for details.


 

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 ADS@acgme.org.


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
Epilepsy
Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology

Deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Orthopaedic Surgery

Email questions to milestones@acgme.org.


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.

NEW! ANESTHESIOLOGY
Details: The resident member must have a minimum of one year of residency education remaining after July 1, 2023. Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: July 1, 2021

 

PLASTIC SURGERY
Details: 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

 

NEW! RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Details: The resident member must have a minimum of one year of residency education remaining after July 1, 2023. Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: July 1, 2021
 
NEW! TRANSITIONAL YEAR
Details: The resident member must have a minimum of one year of residency education remaining after July 1, 2023. Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: July 1, 2021


NEW! ACGME Seeks Public Members
The following Review Committees are seeking their next public member for terms beginning July 1, 2022. 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
Details: Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: July 1, 2021
 
TRANSITIONAL YEAR
Details: Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: July 1, 2021

NEW! Transitional Year Review Committee Seeks New Member
The Committee seeks a new member for a position that will become available July 1, 2022. The candidate should be currently certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. The new committee member's term will begin July 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2028.
 
Additional information, along with the nomination form, is available upon request from Senior Accreditation Administrator Aimee Morales.
 
Nominations due July 1, 2021.

 

 


 

NEW! Review Committee News / Notices: Meeting Dates and Agenda Closing Dates Posted
The Review and Recognition Committees of the ACGME are in the process of updating their meeting dates and agenda closure dates for the next few meeting cycles. Meeting dates are listed on the overview page for each specialty's section on the ACGME website.
 
Most specialties have already updated their information. This process will continue through July 1, 2021.


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
An updated version of the Case Log System for radiology programs is now in use.

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.

Email technical questions to ads@acgme.org. Email comments/feedback to dr@acgme.org.


Career Opportunities
The ACGME currently has the following open position:

 

ACGME International President and Chief Executive Officer
Medical Writer

 

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