July 26, 2021

ACGME e-Communication - July 26, 2021

NEW! FAQs in COVID-19 Section Updated
Updates related to the start of Academic Year 2021-2022 have been made to the Frequently Asked Questions page in the COVID-19 section of the ACGME website. Other information on the ACGME's response to the pandemic is available in this section.


2022 Annual Educational Conference News
The 2022 conference will be offered in a hybrid model with both in-person and virtual registration options. The ACGME will take every step to ensure a safe space to learn, engage, and connect, and will take a conservative approach to virus prevention, in alignment with the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, the Centers for Disease Control, and federal and local government guidelines. 

Calls For Sessions: Submit a Proposal Today!
Annual Educational Conference and Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference  - Deadline Next Week!
The Call for Sessions for the 2022 Annual Educational Conference is now open! Session proposals are being accepted for the Conference itself and the Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference to be held February 24-26, 2022. All accepted sessions will be presented on site at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Submit proposals by Monday, August 2, 2021 11:59 p.m. Central.

Click here to learn more and submit a proposal!

Questions?
Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference: coordinatorforum@acgme.org
Annual Educational Conference: acgmeconference@acgme.org

ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference - Deadline Friday!
The Call for Sessions for the 2022 ACGME/Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference is now open! All accepted sessions will be presented on site February 24, 2022 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Submit proposals by Friday, July 30, 2021 11:59 p.m. Central.

To submit a session proposal click here.

Questions?
ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference: SingleGME@acgme.org


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

NEW! Comment Deadline: September 1, 2021
Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management
Radiation Oncology

Comment Deadline: August 11, 2021
Neurocritical Care

Comment Deadline: August 25, 2021
Institutional Requirements
Recognition for Sponsoring Institutions with Non-Standard Training Programs for J-1 Visa Sponsorship


Registration Closed! New Course for Institutional Coordinators 
Registration for the Introduction to Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environments for Institutional Coordinators workshop is now closed. A waitlist is available for those interested in being notified when more spots become available. 
 
Learn more about the workshop and the waitlist here.


Deadline to Submit CLER Blackout Weeks is TODAY!
The window for submitting CLER visit blackout weeks is now open through July 26, 2021 for blocking off dates in the period highlighted below. Sponsoring Institutions can submit up to four blackout weeks during this period.

Upcoming Windows for Entering Blackout Weeks

  • July 1-26: Submit requests for October-December 2021 
  • October 1-26: Submit requests for January-March 2022 
  • January 1-26: Submit requests for April-June 2022 
  • April 1-26: Submit requests for July-September 2022
  • To enter your blackout dates in the ADS, click here.
     
    Review more information and common questions/answers regarding CLER blackout weeks here.
     
    Email questions to CLER@acgme.org.


    Direct Supervision Using Telecommunication Technology
    Effective July 1, 2021, the ACGME Common Program Requirements were updated to allow Review Committees to permit VI.A.2.c).(1).(b) as a definition of direct supervision without requiring inclusion of specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements, which is now optional.
     
    A list of the specialties and subspecialties that have decided to permit direct supervision using telecommunication technology effective July 1, 2021 can be found on the Common Program Requirements page under Additional Resources and the Institutional Review Committee page under Selected Topics Across Program Requirements.
     
    Note some Review Committees are still considering whether to permit direct supervision as defined in VI.A.2.b).(1).(b), and/or considering the development of specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements addressing this type of supervision. Updates will be provided in the ACGME e-Communication as they become available.


    Selected Topics Across Program Requirements Updated
    The documents under the Selected Topics Across Program Requirements heading on the Institutional Review Committee page have been updated to reflect the specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements effective July 1, 2021. These documents are organized by topic across all Program Requirements as a useful reference for determining varying expectations among specialties. 


    Common Program Requirements FAQs Updated
    The FAQs related to the ACGME Common Program Requirements have been updated, effective July 1, 2021. The FAQs can be found on the Common Program Requirements page under the Additional Resources heading.


    NEW! JGME Articles for the Week
    Each fall, JGME receives an array of New Ideas submissions that describe feasible interventions implemented at least once with preliminary evidence of success in terms of outcomes and acceptability. This year's New Ideas reveal opportunities in crisis. Innovations include a virtual psychiatric teaching clinic, the use of daily chief scrums to manage residency crises, speed mentoring around scholarship, and LGBTQ-focused residency recruitment. Congratulations to the 2021 New Ideas authors and to all who demonstrate that innovation thrives in GME. 
     
    To share an innovation, review the Annual Call for New Ideas Submissions 2022.


    IRC Seeks New Member
    The IRC seeks one new member for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2022. A nominee must have current or previous experience with graduate medical education at the institutional level as a designated institutional official (DIO). Self-nominations are permitted.
     
    Review the Institutional Review Committee Member Nomination Form and Institutional Review Committee Member Nomination Request documents here.
     
    Email nomination materials and questions to irc@acgme.org by September 6, 2021.


    Specialties Added! Calls for Resident Members
    The following Review/Recognition Committees are seeking their next resident member for a July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024 term. Resident members provide the learner perspective, foster accountability to the needs of residents and fellows, and enrich the work of the committee. Selected nominees will be presented to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval.

    NEW! ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
    Details: Visit the Documents and Resources page of the Allergy and Immunology section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Larisa Cassie
    Deadline: August 6, 2021
     
    NEW! OPHTHALMOLOGY
    Details: Read the full solicitation on the Documents and Resources page in the Ophthalmology section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Tina Espina
    Deadline: October 15, 2021

    MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENOMICS - Deadline Approaching!
    Details: 
    The resident member must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited medical genetics and genomics program or an approved combined program and must have at least one year of the educational program left at the time of appointment. Details and nomination instructions available upon request.
    Contact: Natochia Lewis
    Deadline: July 31, 2021
     
    NUCLEAR MEDICINE - Deadline Approaching!
    Details: 
    The resident member must have a minimum of one year of nuclear medicine residency education remaining after July 1, 2022. Details and nomination instructions are available in the Nuclear Medicine section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Bianca Andino
    Deadline: August 2, 2021

    COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
    Details:
    Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Colon and Rectal Surgery section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Jennifer Luna
    Deadline: August 27, 2021
     
    FAMILY MEDICINE
    Details:
    The resident member must be currently enrolled at the PGY-2 level in a three-year ACGME-accredited family medicine program as of July 1, 2022. Details and nomination instructions are available in the Family Medicine section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Sandra Benitez
    Deadline: August 20, 2021

    OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
    Details:
    Read the full solicitation on the Documents and Resources page in the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Tina Espina
    Deadline: August 9, 2021
     
    OSTEOPATHIC RECOGNITION
    Details: The resident member must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited program with Osteopathic Recognition, in a designated position, on July 1, 2022, and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the residency program. Details and nomination instructions are available upon request.
    Contact: Ariel Viera
    Deadline: September 8, 2021
     
    OSTEOPATHIC NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE
    Details: The resident member must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency program on or prior to the start of his or her term on Review Committee and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of the residency program. Details and nomination instructions are available upon request.
    Contact: Ariel Viera
    Deadline: September 10, 2021

    OTOLARYNGOLOGY - HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
    Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Jennifer Luna
    Deadline: August 27, 2021


    Calls for Public Members
    The following Review Committees are seeking their next public member for six-year terms beginning July 1, 2022. These members share the perspective of the public, foster public accountability, enrich the work of the Committee through outside expertise, and create transparency. While nominees cannot be physicians, other health care professionals are permitted if they are not employed by an organization with ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship programs.

    NEW! NUCLEAR MEDICINE
    Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Nuclear Medicine section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Larisa Cassie
    Deadline: August 6, 2021

    NEW! PSYCHIATRY
    Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Psychiatry section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Larisa Cassie
    Deadline: August 6, 2021

    EMERGENCY MEDICINE - Deadline Approaching!
    Details: Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
    Contact: Bianca Andino
    Deadline: August 2, 2021

    PATHOLOGY - Deadline Approaching!
    Details: 
    Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
    Contact: Natochia Lewis
    Deadline: July 31, 2021

    PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - Deadline Approaching!
    Details: 
    Additional information and nomination form available upon request..
    Contact: Natochia Lewis
    Deadline: July 31, 2021

    FAMILY MEDICINE
    Details: 
    Details and nomination instructions are available in the Family Medicine section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Sandra Benitez
    Deadline: September 1, 2021

    ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
    Details: Details and nomination instructions are available in the Orthopaedic Surgery section of the ACGME website.
    Contact: Jennifer Luna
    Deadline: September 1, 2021

    OSTEOPATHIC NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE 
    Details:
    Additional information and nomination form available upon request.
    Contact: Ariel Viera
    Deadline: September 10, 2021


    NEW! Review Committee News / Notices: Ophthalmology
    Programs that have established an integrated ophthalmology format or joint preliminary year/ophthalmology format are reminded that the PGY-1 year must be included in the block diagram uploaded into the ADS during the Annual Update. Ophthalmology-specific block diagram instructions are now available on the Documents and Resources page of the Ophthalmology section of the ACGME website.
     
    Programs are also reminded that the Documents and Resources page includes a 2020 memo to the community which addresses common questions about the Ophthalmology Program Requirements effective July 1, 2021. 


    Career Opportunities
    The ACGME currently has the following open positions:

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