July 11, 2022

ACGME e-Communication - July 11, 2022

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Common Program Requirements Update

All specialty/subspecialty-specific Program Requirements have been updated to incorporate the focused revision to the Common Program

Requirements, effective July 1, 2022. The updated documents are available on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of each respective specialty section of the ACGME website.


Call for Sessions for the 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference

All accepted sessions will be presented on site at the conference, taking place February 23-25, 2023 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Session proposals are being accepted for:

Concurrent Sessions
Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course

Proposals are due Friday, August 5

ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Full-Day Course
Proposals are due Monday, August 1

Learn More and Submit a Proposal

Questions?
Annual Educational Conference: acgmeconference@acgme.org
Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course: coordinatorforum@acgme.org
ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Full-Day Course: SingleGME@acgme.org


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 14, 2022 - Deadline Thursday!
Hand Surgery

Interim Revision following the June 24, 2022 Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health
Comment Deadline: August 8, 2022
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Note: The Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology will not cite any residency program for non-compliance with current program requirements relating to induced abortion if compliance would result in any resident, physician educator, or residency program violating the law.


NEW! Selected Topics Across Program Requirements Updated

The Selected Topics Across Program Requirements documents for Number of Faculty Members, Program Director Qualifications, Resident/Fellow Scholarly Activity, and Direct Supervision Using Telecommunication have been updated to reflect the specialty/subspecialty-specific Program Requirements in effect as of July 1, 2022. A new document listing the subspecialties that permit independent practice has also been added.

Note: the documents for Coordinator Dedicated Time, Core Faculty Member Dedicated Time, and Program Leadership Dedicated Time were updated prior to July 1 and remain unchanged. All current Selected Topics Across Program Requirements documents can be found on the Institutional Applications and Requirements page of the Designated Institutional Officials section of the website, under the "Selected Topics Across Program Requirements" heading.


Join the DEI Officers Forum

The next meeting is Wednesday, July 13 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Central. Email diversity@acgme.org for details.

The July DEI Officers Forum will feature speakers presenting on disability inclusion and accommodation in GME from the ACGME Equity MattersTM curriculum. This month’s conversation is timely as July is Disability Pride Month.

The forum provides a peer advisory network of new and seasoned leaders who address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their Sponsoring Institutions and programs.


Registration Open for 2022 National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting 

Registration is now open for the first National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions meeting. Designed specifically for designated institutional officials and institutional leaders, the meeting will convene in Chicago and online September 7-8, 2022, with the theme of “Building Connections, Leading Change.”

Participate in interactive workshops, engage in peer interest community sessions and presentations, get updates from the ACGME, and network with colleagues actively committed to leading change in Sponsoring Institutions and clinical learning environments. Hear from clinical leaders at the Shared Learning Luncheon and Innovation Town Hall.

Register by July 22, 2022 for a discounted rate! For more information and to register, visit the web page for this event.


Submit CLER Blackout Weeks by July 26

The window for submitting CLER visit blackout weeks is open through July 26 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 2022
  • October 1-26: Submit requests for January-March 2023
  • January 1-26: Submit requests for April-June 2023
  • April 1-26: Submit requests for July-September 2023

To enter blackout dates in ADS, click here. Review more information and common questions/answers regarding CLER blackout weeks here.

Email questions to CLER@acgme.org.


Seeking Nominations for the Coordinator Advisory Group

The ACGME is accepting nominations for the next cohort of the Coordinator Advisory Group, which serves as a consultative body concerning coordinator, graduate medical education, learning environment, and accreditation matters. Members will serve three-year terms, from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026.

Additional information, including the group's charge, information about the nomination process, the nomination form, and the disclosure form, can be found on the Coordinator Advisory Group page of the ACGME website.

Completed nomination packets are due August 15, 2022. Email questions to coordadvgroup@acgme.org.


NEW! Call for Applications for a Visual Media Resident/Fellow Editorial Board Member

JGME seeks a current resident or fellow to serve as a visual media editor on the journal's Editorial Board. Applicants from any specialty or subspecialty are eligible. Qualified candidates should have an interest in medical education and scholarship and prior experience in visual design or graphic art. Visit the Announcements page on the JGME website for details.

Candidates should email their CV and a brief letter of interest, as well as a statement of support from their program director, to jgme@acgme.org. The application deadline is Monday, August 15, 2022.


NEW! JGME Articles of the Week

Remote Collaborative Writing: A Guide to Writing Within a Virtual Community of Practice
Yusuf Yilmaz, PhD, MSc; Michael Gottlieb, MD; Mary Rose Calderone Haas, MD, MHPE;
Brent Thoma, MD, MA, MSc; Teresa M. Chan, MD, FRCPC, MHPE
Collaborative work can be helpful to scholars across the academic spectrum, from residents to senior scientists. As remote work becomes more common, integrating tools afforded by technology can increase productivity and develop writing skills through social interactions. This article describes various strategies and tools to facilitate the initial phase of group writing.

Creating Patient Safety Team Members Through a Simulation-Based Interprofessional Root Cause Analysis Course
Sarah E. Schall, MD; Timothy L. Switaj, MD, MBA, MHA;  Ashley T. Parham, MSN, RN, CNE;
James K. Aden, PhD; Renée I. Matos, MD, MPH
Root cause analysis is widely used to respond to patient safety events; however, residents may lack knowledge about the process. Article authors implemented a flipped classroom approach to teaching root cause analysis, with didactic sessions and simulations. They found participants had higher confidence and comfort with the process.


ACGME Seeks Institutional Review Committee Member

The Institutional Review Committee seeks one designated institutional official (DIO) to serve a six-year member term beginning July 1, 2023. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Institutional Review Committee page of the ACGME website.

Apply by September 5, 2022. Email questions to irc@acgme.org.


ACGME Seeks Resident Members

The following Review Committees seeks nominations for their next resident member. 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 program. After review and consideration of all nominees, the Review Committees will forward their selection to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. Terms begin July 1, 2023 and end June 30, 2025.

NUROLOGICAL SURGERY - DEADLINE FRIDAY!
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Dermatology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: July 15, 2022

DERMATOLOGY
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Dermatology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sandra Benitez
Deadline: September 12, 2022

EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Emergency Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: October 3, 2022

INSTITUTIONAL
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Institutional Review Committee page of the ACGME website.
Contact: irc@acgme.org
Deadline: September 5, 2022

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Orthopaedic Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: August 1, 2022

PATHOLOGY
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Pathology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sarah Gluckstein
Deadline: August 1, 2022

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Preventive Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sarah Gluckstein
Deadline: August 1, 2022

UROLOGY
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Urology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Emma Breibart-White
Deadline: August 5, 2022


NEW! Review Committee Seeks Obstetrics and Gynecology Program Feedback

Obstetrics and gynecology residency and fellowship programs are asked to use the Major Changes and Updates section in the Accreditation Data System (ADS) during the program’s ADS Annual Update to inform the Review Committee of the impact of the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health on their program. If applicable, programs should outline changes to the family planning curriculum (completed and planned) and a timeline for any planned changes.

Email questions to OBGYN-RC@acgme.org.


NEW! ADS Annual Update Guide for Osteopathic Recognition

This updated guide is now available on the Osteopathic Recognition page of the ACGME website. It is designed to assist program administration in reviewing and updating all necessary Osteopathic Recognition information when completing their ADS Annual Update.

Email questions to tmoss@acgme.org.


Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management Application

The application and list of required uploads for the Sponsoring Institution-based fellowship in health care administration, leadership, and management are now available. Institutions can begin applications in ADS. Application reviews will begin this fall.

Email questions to irc@acgme.org.


Special Advisory Committee Call for Nominations

The Institutional Review Committee is accepting nominations for a temporary advisory committee to review applications for accreditation of new Sponsoring Institution-based fellowship programs in health care administration, leadership, and management. The advisory committee is intended to augment the expertise of the committee for the purpose of Sponsoring Institution-based fellowship accreditation. The advisory committee will be appointed from September 2022 to June 2024.

The Institutional Review Committee seeks nominations from health care executives, which include chief executive officers, chief quality officers, chief nursing officers, or chief medical information officers. Access the nomination request and form.

Email the nomination form and nominee's CV to irc@acgme.org by July 29, 2022.


Feedback Sought for Major Revision of the Institutional Requirements

Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their requirements to determine necessary revisions. The goal of this major revision is to anticipate future considerations that will be relevant to the accreditation of Sponsoring Institutions and incorporate them into the Institutional Requirements.

The Institutional Review Committee seeks feedback on the current Requirements to help inform this revision. Email comments to irc@acgme.org by July 21, 2022.


Career Opportunities

The ACGME is always interested in finding talented, dedicated individuals to join the organization and support its mission to improve health care and population health by assessing and enhancing the quality of resident and fellow physicians' education through advancements in accreditation and education.

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