ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP has issued a letter to the GME community to share how the ACGME is responding to the feedback from listening sessions held earlier this month to guide modifications to the accreditation processes during the COVID-19 crisis.
The 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference includes networking opportunities designed to facilitate conversation, share ideas, spark innovation, and build connections. During the conference, the ACGME will also host several activities and events, including morning well-being sessions, a trivia game, and a virtual tour of the International Museum of Surgical Science and a magic show featuring Scott Green Friday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. Central! He has appeared on “Fool Us” with Penn and Teller and was the Chicago Bulls team magician.
Recruiters: Post a Job in the Conference Career Center – Deadline is March 4
Institutions are invited to post job openings in the conference's virtual Career Center. Attendees can access this searchable database for up to one month after the conference. The Career Center will be viewed by thousands of individuals from all roles in graduate medical education. Recruiters who purchase 10 or more job postings also receive one complimentary Premium registration.
ACGME Field Activities recently updated the Site Visit FAQ page on the ACGME website, which can be accessed from “What We Do” > “Accreditation” > “Site Visit.” Accreditation and recognition site visits for Sponsoring Institutions and programs are conducted using remote technology except in specific circumstances. Sponsoring Institutions and programs will be notified when a site visit will be conducted in-person.
Email questions to Fieldrepresentatives@acgme.org.
The ACGME recognizes notable designated institutional officials, program directors, residents and fellows, institutional and program coordinators, programs, institutions, and specialty organizations for their outstanding work and contributions to graduate medical education through its Awards Program, which includes:
John C. Gienapp Award
Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
David C. Leach Award
Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award
GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award
Nomination materials are available on each awardÃs page in the Awards section of the ACGME website.
Submit nominations by April 6, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Central.
New drafts of the Milestones below are available for review and comment. The Milestones reporting data, along with other survey results and comments, informed the changes. Some Work Groups also created Supplemental Guides to enhance understanding of the Milestones.
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Emergency Medical Services
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Osteopathic Neuromusculoskelatal Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
In response to the recent COVID-19 surge and its impact on Sponsoring Institutions and programs, the reporting window has been extended by one month until Friday, February 11, 2022. This change is reflected in the Accreditation Data System (ADS). Milestones assessments can be submitted via ADS at any point before this date.
The ACGME's Back to Bedside initiative is designed to empower residents and fellows to develop transformative projects that foster meaning and joy in work and allow them to engage on a deeper level with what is at the heart of medicine: their patients.
Proposals are due February 21, 2022.
UME-to-GME PandEMonium in COVID-19: Large-Scale Implementation of a Virtual ACGME Milestone-Based Curriculum for Senior Medical Students Matched Into Emergency Medicine
Mary E. McLean, MD, et al.
The COVID-19 pandemic displaced newly matched emergency medicine “pre-interns” from in-person educational experiences at the end of medical school, creating a need for novel remote teaching modalities. This study assessed the effectiveness of the social media implementation of an ACGME subcompetency-based curriculum, and demonstrates significant improvement in self-perceived preparedness for residency.
Mission-Based Filters in the Electronic Residency Application Service: Saving Time and Promoting Diversity
Jennifer L. Swails, MD; Sasha Adams, MD; Mark Hormann, MD; Emma Omoruyi, MD, MPH; Omowunmi Aibana, MD, MPH
Program directors need a means to identify diverse, mission-aligned applicants in the current Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) who are well suited for their residency programs. This article demonstrates how program directors can leverage existing ERAS features to conduct application screening in alignment with holistic review principles.
Do You Have Power? Considering Type II Error in Medical Education
Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH; Richard S. Feinn, PhD
In contrast to large patient trials, sample sizes in medical education, and particularly in graduate medical education projects, may be small. If there really is a difference between groups, educators may not uncover it with a small sample size. This brief introduction is designed to help beginning researchers and readers wade into the murky waters of power calculations and sample sizes—and emerge unscathed.
The following Program Requirements (specialties in bold; followed by subspecialties) and accompanying Impact Statements are posted for review and comment, here:
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
Surgical Critical Care
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Thoracic Surgery (Integrated)
Thoracic Surgery (Independent)
Vascular Surgery (Integrated)
Vascular Surgery (Independent)
Craniofacial Plastic Surgery
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Medical Biochemical Genetics
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Molecular Genetic Pathology
The dates and location for the ACGME’s Annual Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents are changing due to the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and related local public health laws and regulations. The ACGME regrets any inconvenience these changes cause. More information will be provided as soon as it is available via the weekly e-Communication and on social media.
About the Training Program
The Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents is designed to provide a transitional experience into the leadership role of chief resident by enhancing each participant's self-awareness and understanding of their personal leadership styles, strengths, and weaknesses as leaders, developing knowledge and appreciation of group and interpersonal behavior, and learning additional skills critical to success and satisfaction as both a clinician and leader.
Email questions to Ann Riley.
The following Review Committees seeks nomination for their next resident member positions. Nominees must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program at the time of the appointment and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of that residency or fellowship. After review and consideration of all nominees, the Review Committee will forward its selection to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. Terms begin July 1, 2023 and end June 30, 2025.
Details: Applicants must be a current PGY-2-4 during the 2023-2024 academic year. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Michelle Armstrong
Deadline: March 7, 2022
Details: Applicants must be a current PGY-2-5 during the 2023-2024 academic year. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Thoracic Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Michelle Armstrong
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Meeting dates are listed on the overview page of each specialty section on the ACGME website. While many specialties have already updated their information, updates may continue until July 1, 2022. Meeting dates and associated agenda closing dates for the Osteopathic Recognition Committee are posted on the Osteopathic Recognition page of the ACGME website.
The Review Committee for Pathology is preparing to begin a major revision of the current Program Requirements for each of the subspecialties below and invites comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revised Requirements are developed. Comments addressing full-time equivalency (FTE) support for program leadership and program coordinators should not be submitted; proposed revisions related to those subjects for all the pathology subspecialities are currently under review, and so are not reflected in the Program Requirements that are currently in effect and posted online.
Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
As a reminder, the Review Committee conducted substantial revisions to all pathology subspecialty Program Requirements, especially in the ACGME Competencies and Curriculum Organization sections, which went into effect on July 1, 2020.
Submit written comments no later than Wednesday, March 23, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Review Committee for Family Medicine of the ACGME and American Board of Family Medicine are collaborating to explore the outcomes of an additional fourth year of education and training in family medicine, through the ACGME’s Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) initiative. The purposes of this collaboration are to support the development of advanced expertise and clinical mastery, spur innovation in clinical care and residency education, and improve the social accountability and community responsiveness of family medicine residency programs.
The Review Committee for Internal Medicine is preparing to begin a major revision of the current Program Requirements for each of the subspecialties below and invites comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revised Requirements are developed.
• Adult Congenital Heart Disease
• Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
• Critical Care Medicine
• Clinical Informatics
• Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic
• Hematology and Medical Oncology
• Infectious Disease
• Interventional Cardiology
• Medical Oncology
• Pulmonary Disease
• Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care
• Sleep Medicine
• Transplant Hepatology
Comments addressing full-time equivalency (FTE) support for program leadership, program coordinators, and core faulty members should not be submitted. The Review Committee received feedback on proposed revisions related to that subject for all the internal medicine subspecialities in the fall of 2021. Proposed revisions related to administrative support are under review, and so are not reflected in the Program Requirements that are currently in effect and posted online. For the multidisciplinary subspecialties of sleep medicine and clinical informatics, the Review Committee will proceed with a focused revision for FTE support soon.
Submit written comments no later than March 3, 2022 to email@example.com.
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