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.
Conference Networking, Activities, and Events
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 fun activities and events, including morning well-being sessions, an afternoon trivia game, a magic show, and a virtual tour of Chicago's International Museum of Surgical Science. This tour will explore the figures that shaped modern medicine, and dive deep into the stories that inspired medical achievements.
Conference Career Center and Sponsorships
Secure a Sponsorship – Last Call! Sponsorships close February 7
This is the last week to purchase a conference sponsorship and only a few opportunities are left. Sponsorships are open to businesses and organizations with products and services that positively impact the GME community.
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 ACGME is proud to unveil an updated and more robust Well-Being Tools and Resources page for institutions, programs, residents/fellows, and faculty members to support and promote well-being in the clinical learning environment. The revamped compendium can be found in Learn at ACGME and features a searchable list of content and resources from the ACGME and other organizations in several different media.
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.
Comment Deadline: February 10, 2022
Comment Deadline: February 20, 2022
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.
Evidence of Specialty-Specific Gender Disparities in Resident Recruitment and Selection
Sarah N. Bowe, MD, EdM; Xing Wang, PhD; Mark E. Whipple, MD ScM; Randall A. Bly, MD
Despite the recognized benefits of gender diversity, some medical specialties have struggled to achieve it; neurological surgery and orthopaedic surgery have struggled to increase female representation, and obstetrics and gynecology has struggled to increase male representation. This study uses customized data reports from the Electronic Residency Application Service and the ACGME to compare trends in the gender representation of applicants and residents from various specialties between 2013 and 2018. This study provides a baseline to better understand how the recruitment and selection process might influence gender composition.
Outcomes From a Novel Graduate Medical Education Leadership Program in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Carmin Powell, MD; Lahia Yemane, MD; Michelle Brooks, C-TAGME; Carrie Johnson, MBA; Al'ai Alvarez, MD; Belinda Bandstra, MD; Wendy Caceres, MD; Quynh Dierickx, MD; Reena Thomas, MD, PhD;
Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH
The Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Program at Stanford University is the first published institutional graduate medical education-wide longitudinal structural support program for all residents and fellows designed to build knowledge, leadership, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)-centered scholarship. This research study describes the creation, satisfaction with, and feasibility of the LEAD program, and indicates it is an innovative and feasible model for improving resident and fellow self-efficacy and behaviors in DEI scholarship and leadership.
Note: This article is part of JGME's ongoing series dedicated to articles about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
The following Program Requirements (specialties in bold; followed by subspecialties) and accompanying Impact Statements are posted for review and comment, here:
Comment Deadline: February 4, 2022 -- DEADLINE FRIDAY!
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Pediatrics Critical Care
Developmental - Behavioral Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Comment Deadline: February 11, 2022
Comment Deadline: March 3, 2022
Surgical Critical Care
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Thoracic Surgery (Integrated)
Thoracic Surgery (Independent)
Vascular Surgery (Integrated)
Vascular Surgery (Independent)
Comment Deadline: March 9, 2022
NEW! Comment Deadline: March 16, 2022
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 ACGME is hosting the Annual Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents in person in 2022, pending local public health laws and regulations regarding COVID-19. The program 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.
Online registration and a brochure with complete details will be available through the ACGME website soon. The program will be offered on the following dates and locations:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACGME currently has the following open positions:
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