ACGME e-Communication - October 17, 2022

NEW! Register for Final Discussion Forum on Revising Foundational Competencies for Undergraduate Medical Education

The ACGME, Association of American Medical Colleges, and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine have launched an initiative to create a common set of foundational competencies for use in undergraduate medical education programs in the US. This initiative aligns with recommendations outlined in the Undergraduate Medical Education-Graduate Medical Education Review Committee and is part of a comprehensive effort to improve the transition to residency.

The initative's sponsors are committed to incorporating input from the community. The final discussion forum will be held December 6 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern -- register today! If unable to attend the discussion forum and to provide additional input, visit www.aamc.org/CBME-input.


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NEW! Conference Program Guide

The 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference Program Guide is now available!

From first-time participant to seasoned attendee, everyone can find valuable information, including details regarding the schedule, activities, events, Nashville, CME, and much more.

Sign up to be notified once registration opens

Email questions to acgmeconference@acgme.org.


DEADLINE TODAY! Annual Call for Journal of Graduate MEdical Education (JGME) New Ideas Submissions 2023

JGME seeks novel graduate medical education (GME) interventions or assessments that have been implemented at least once and appear successful in preliminary evaluations.

Read the Full Criteria


NEW! JGME October 2022 Issue

Read the October Issue

This issue continues the series on literature reviews with two articles on conducting and interpreting scoping reviews. It also features several articles from the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice series, as well as an editorial inviting submissions from international authors. Other article topics include the The National Resident Matching Program ("The Match"), residency applicants' personal statements, theoretical frameworks in medical education, and using learning analytics to examine assessments.


DEADLINE NEXT WEEK! Submit CLER Blackout Weeks by October 26

The window for submitting blackout weeks for Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) visits is open through October 26, 2022. Sponsoring Institutions can block off dates in the time highlighted below, and can submit up to four blackout weeks during this period.

  • October 1-26: Submit requests for January-March 2023

Future Windows for Entering Blackout Weeks

  • January 1-26: Submit requests for April-June 2023
  • April 1-26: Submit requests for July-September 2023
  • July 1-26: Submit requests for October-December 2023

To enter blackout weeks 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.


DEADLINE NEXT WEEK! Milestones Quality Assurance Survey

The ACGME has incorporated quality assurance as a part of the Milestones and requests participation in gathering feedback. This process will start with a five-minute survey for those actively involved in program leadership or serving as a member of their program's Clinical Competency Committee. Over the next few years, the ACGME will collect feedback about the new Milestones through a combination of focus groups and surveys.

Complete the Survey
Responses will be accepted until October 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central


The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Publishes National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being

Last week, NAM published the National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being, laying out a path forward to improving health worker well-being and supporting a health system under serious pressure from burnout, exacerbated by the pandemic. The ACGME is proud to have contributed to this publication as part of NAM’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, which is co-chaired by ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP. ACGME Chief of Staff and Chief Education Officer Timothy P. Brigham, MDiv, PhD serves as co-chair and co-lead of the Action Collaborative’s Working Group on Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19 on Clinician Well-Being.

Access the full National Plan at www.nam.edu/NationalPlan to learn more about the priority areas for action.


ACGME Announces 2023 Award Winners

The ACGME is proud to announce the 2023 recipients of the ACGME Awards, which recognize the strength, innovation, and commitment to the GME community displayed by the honorees each year. The winners will be formally recognized at the 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, being held in Nashville, Tennessee February 23-25, 2023.

Read the full list of award winners in the ACGME Newsroom, in a release that also includes exciting information about a new award.

Congratulations, again, to all of the exceptional winners of the 2023 ACGME Awards!


NEW! Office Hours with the Vice President, Sponsoring Institutions

Institutional accreditation staff members recognize that designated institutional officials (DIOs) and institutional coordinators are currently preparing for changes affecting institutional accreditation and recognition. Paul Foster Johnson, vice president, Sponsoring Institutions, will host office hours via Zoom to answer questions about the following topic:

Recognition of Sponsoring Institutions with Non-Standard Training Programs for Physicians with J-1 Visas
Monday, October 24 at 1:00 p.m. Central
Meeting ID: 930 1081 4707 (ID is linked)
Passcode: 177769

Thursday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. Central
Meeting ID: 943 2021 4513 (ID is linked)
Passcode: 177905

No advance registration or RSVP is required; drop in when it is convenient using the above links. Email questions to irc@acgme.org.


Institutional Requirements related to Leaves of Absence

The Institutional Review Committee (IRC) is implementing the new institutional requirements related to medical, parental, and caregiver leaves of absence for residents/fellows, which became effective July 1, 2022. Sponsoring Institutions may be cited for non-compliance starting July 1, 2023.

Sponsoring Institutions facing difficulty in addressing the new requirements may request up to a one-year extension (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024) for implementation. An extension will be granted only if a Sponsoring Institution provides a valid rationale concerning financial hardship or regulatory constraints, and a plan to comply with the requirements by the end of the extension period. Sponsoring Institutions must inform residents/fellows and applicants invited to interview of the extension request.

The form, Extension Request Form for Implementing Institutional Requirements IV.H.1.a)-f), can be found on the Documents and Resources page of the IRC section of the ACGME website. It must be submitted by October 30, 2022 for consideration. 

Email the completed form to irc@acgme.org.


ACGME Seeks Public Member

The following Review Committee seeks its next public member for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2023. Public members share the perspective of the public, foster public accountability, enrich the work of the Review 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.

TRANSITIONAL YEAR
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Transitional Year section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: November 1, 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.

View Open Positions