July 6, 2021

ACGME e-Communication - July 6, 2021

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, institutional and well-being resources, and more.


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
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
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


ACGME 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: July 21, 2021
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Comment Deadline: August 11, 2021
Neurocritical Care


Subspecialty Proposals for Review and Comment
As part of the ongoing effort to encourage the participation of the graduate medical education community and the public in the process of reviewing potential new areas for accreditation, the ACGME offers a 45-day comment period to the community of interest regarding proposed new specialties and subspecialties.
 
The following proposed subspecialties, and accompanying proposals, are available for review here.

Comment Deadline: July 9, 2021
Vascular Medicine


 

NEW! JGME  Articles of the Week
Valuing Scholarship by Manuscript Reviewers: A Call to Action  
Deborah Simpson, PhD; Lalena M. Yarris, MD MCR; Anthony R. Artino, Jr, PhD; Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH
Volunteer peer reviewers play a vital role in scholarship, contributing to a process that benefits the author’s work, the reviewer’s own educational development, and the field of study as a whole. Their efforts are often anonymous, and yet their contributions frequently result in extensive revisions that advance the quality of the work. Many institutions, however, still do not recognize peer reviewing when assessing scholarship. This editorial by JGME’s Editor-in-Chief and three Deputy Editors makes a strong case for the importance of peer reviewing and argues that reviewers should start receiving credit from promotions or merit review committees. Action steps are suggested for those committees, along with steps that journals and reviewers themselves can take in order to help bring further recognition to this important scholarly activity.

It Takes a Village: Guidance on Mentoring Black Residents and Fellows
Artina Dawkins, PhD, MPA C-TAGME; Cherece Grier, MD, FAAP
One of five articles in this month’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice section, this Perspectives piece looks at the importance of mentorship, particularly for historically underrepresented minority (URM) medical students, residents, and fellows. With a combined 12 years of experience in leading such URM mentor programs, the authors present ten important lessons as advice to organizations or institutions that are considering initiating such programs on their own. Lessons include building a mentor network, training mentors, matching mentors and mentees, and facilitating discussion of difficult topics.


NEW! Deadline to Submit CLER Blackout Weeks is July 26, 2021
The window for submitting Clinical Learning Environment Review 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 Accreditation Data System (ADS), click here.
 
Review more information and common questions/answers regarding CLER blackout weeks here.
 
Email questions to CLER@acgme.org.


NEW! Common Program Requirements and Direct Supervision Using Telecommunication Technology 
Effective July 1, 2021, the ACGME Common Program Requirements were updated with editorial changes to the Background and Intent below VI.A.2.b) and to update substance use disorder references to remove stigmatizing language. All specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements have been harmonized to include these changes.
 
Additionally, the further specification note under Common Program Requirement VI.A.2.c).(1).(b) has been updated to indicate that Review Committees may further specify, but further specification of specialty-specific requirements is no longer required in order for a specialty/subspecialty to include VI.A.2.c).(1).(b) as a definition of direct supervision. Specialty/subspecialty-specific program requirements have been updated for those that have elected to permit direct supervision using telecommunication technology effective July 1, 2021. A list of specialties/subspecialties that have chosen to permit this option will be posted on the ACGME website in early July, to be announced in the ACGME e-Communication


Milestones Webcasts Now Available
These presentations review the major differences between the original Milestones 1.0 and the revised Milestones 2.0, and cover detailed information regarding construction, content changes, and the new Supplemental Guides created to enhance understanding of the Milestones. Webcasts are currently available for the following:
 
Anesthesiology 
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics  (available on both the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Milestones specialty pages)
Infectious Disease 
Medical Microbiology
Neuropathology
Occupational Medicine
Pediatrics 
Pulmonary Disease/Pulmonary Critical Care/Critical Care Medicine

Webcasts for additional specialties and subspecialties will be announced as they become available. Email questions to milestones@acgme.org.


Calls for Resident Members
The following Review/Recognition Committees are seeking their next resident member for terms beginning July 1, 2022. A resident member serves on the Review/Recognition Committee to share the resident/fellow perspective, foster accountability to the needs of residents and fellows, enrich the work of the committee through outside expertise, and create transparency in the work of the Review/Recognition Committee. Selected nominees will be presented to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. The membership term is July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024.

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

MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENOMICS
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
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

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


Calls for 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.

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

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

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


NEW! Review Committee News / Notices: Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Update
The ACGME Board of Directors recently approved revisions to program administration dedicated time and support Common Program Requirements. While these revisions were being deliberated, the proposed revisions specific to obstetrics and gynecology residency program administration dedicated time and support (posted for review and comment in late 2020) were put on hold. Now that the revised Common Program Requirements have been approved, the Review Committee has finalized the support required for residency program directors, associate program directors, and program coordinators. The revisions are based on guidelines provided by the ACGME Board to foster consistency across Review Committees. The revised administration dedicated time and support requirements can be found under “Future Effective Date 2022” on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page in the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website. See Program Requirements II.A.2.a) and II.C.2.a). The revised administrative support requirements are effective July 1, 2022.

Also available on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page in the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website are revised ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology effective July 1, 2021. This version can be found under “Currently in Effect” and includes all approved revisions with the exception of those related to program administration dedicated time and support. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the requirements for 50 percent FTE program director support and 100 percent FTE program coordinator support remain in effect.

Email questions to Kathleen Quinn-Leering.


NEW! Recognition Committee News / Notices: FAQs for Osteopathic Recognition Updated
The Osteopathic Recognition Committee has updated the Osteopathic Recognition FAQs document, which is accessible from the Osteopathic Recognition page of the ACGME website. The Committee added new FAQs on the following topics:

  • Assessment of skill proficiency in osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Directors of Osteopathic Education and the Clinical Competency Committee
  • Identification of core osteopathic faculty members
  • Prior experience needed to be a Director of Osteopathic Education
  • Shared Faculty Plan

NEW! Recognition Committee News / Notices: Committee Name Changes to Osteopathic Recognition Committee
The ACGME Board of Directors has approved the request by the Osteopathic Principles Committee to change its name to the Osteopathic Recognition Committee. The name change is 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.