ACGME e-Communication - September 6, 2022

Join a Discussion Forum on Revising Foundational Competencies for Undergraduate Medical Education

The ACGME, Association of American Medical Colleges, and American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are launching 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 by the Undergraduate Medical Education-Graduate Medical Education Review Committee and is part of a comprehensive effort by all three organizations to improve the transition to residency.

Click on one of the following dates and times to register to participate in an upcoming forum; register for just one session as content will be identical.

September 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern
September 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern

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2023 Annual Educational Conference banner

With an in-person event, the ACGME Annual Educational Conference will bring together a wide range of graduate medical education leaders and professionals seeking opportunities to learn and engage. Connecting face-to-face will give learners and educators a greater opportunity to develop relationships and gain new perspectives. ACGME staff members will lead several sessions and be available in the ACGME Hub for drop-in discussions throughout the conference.

Top Reasons to Attend #ACGME2023

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Email questions to acgmeconference@acgme.org.


Call for Abstracts

The ACGME invites proposals for abstracts for the 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. All accepted abstracts will be presented on site as posters at the conference, taking place February 23-25, 2023 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Members of the GME community are encouraged to use this opportunity to share their innovations and research with their peers.

Learn More and Submit an Abstract Proposal

Submit proposals by Friday, October 7, 2022 5:00 p.m. Central. Email questions to abstracts@acgme.org.


NEW! Agenda At-a-Glance

An updated Agenda At-a-Glance is now available for the 2022 National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting. This agenda contains session times, room locations for in-person sessions, and details on sessions with remote streaming.

For more information, visit the web page for this event.


Seeking Nominations for the Coordinator Advisory Group - Deadline Approaching!

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 Thursday, September 15, 2022. Email questions to coordadvgroup@acgme.org.


Milestones Mid-Year Reporting Open October 31, 2022 until January 13, 2023

The reporting window will be open Monday, October 31, 2022 through Friday, January 13, 2023. Milestones assessments can be submitted via the Accreditation Data System (ADS) at any point during this time. A list of specialties that have transitioned or soon will transition to Milestones 2.0 can be found on the Milestones page.

Email technical questions to ADS@acgme.org.
Email content questions to milestones@acgme.org.


NEW! Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Case Log Update

Beginning with the 2022 graduates, the Review Committee will no longer enforce the minimally invasive hysterectomy minimum. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Case Log Information document has been updated to reflect this change. The Minimums Report in the Case Log System will be revised during a future ADS update. The total hysterectomy minimum of 85 remains in effect.

The updated document can be found on the Documents and Resources page of the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to OBGYN-RC@acgme.org.


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 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.


Medical Genetics and Genomics Dedicated Time Resources

Two new documents related to the requirements for minimum dedicated time for program leadership and program coordinators, based on approved resident/fellow/post-doctoral fellow positions, have been posted to the Documents and Resources page of the Medical Genetics and Genomics section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Associate Executive Director Cindy Riyad, PhD.


New Pathology Dedicated Time Resources

Two new documents related to the requirements for minimum dedicated time for program leadership and program coordinators, based on approved resident/fellow positions, have been posted to the Documents and Resources page of the Pathology section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Associate Executive Director Cindy Riyad, PhD.


Call for Comments | Shaping GME: The Future of General Surgery

Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their specialty Program Requirements to determine necessary revisions. The ACGME Board of Directors has approved a new process for all such major revisions going forward.

This new process, scenario-based strategic planning, involved the General Surgery Writing Group, members of the surgery community, and leaders from other specialties and related fields in rigorously and creatively thinking about what the general surgery specialty will look like in the future (recognizing that the future is marked with significant uncertainty). From this process, the writing group will propose revisions to the Program Requirements that will prepare learners for practice now and decades to come.

The writing group requests feedback. The scenario-based planning summary of themes and insights is posted for review and comment here.

Submit feedback to surgery-reviews@acgme.org by September 20, 2022.


NEW! JGME Articles of the Week

Racial Justice Beyond the Curriculum: Aligning Systems of Care With Anti-Racist Instruction in Graduate Medical Education
Jane P. Gagliardi, MD, MHSc; Colin M. Smith, MD; Kirsten L. Simmons, MD, MHSc; Damon S. Tweedy, MD
In this Perspectives article, the authors call for equity-focused, learner-influenced quality improvement activities integrated into anti-racist instruction in graduate medical education. They share examples and strategies for implementing anti-racist education.

Narrative Reviews in Medical Education: Key Steps for Researchers
Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, FRCPC
As the JGME Literature Review Series continues, Dr. Sukhera dives into narrative reviews--an umbrella term for a collection of review types in which the review process goes beyond an opinion or commentary. Read the full Literature Review Series.


Register Now for Fall 2022 Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment Course


Led by ACGME senior staff members and selected expert instructors from around the country, Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment helps participants build effective assessment programs for their residency or fellowship. Sessions are highly interactive and use multiple learning approaches, including virtual simulations, to provide participants with approaches and tools for effective assessment. Choose from a virtual course that will meet weekly beginning October 7, 2022, or a six-day, in-person course beginning October 9, 2022.

In addition to the ACGME-led courses, regional hubs offer in-person and online courses based on the ACGME Faculty Development courses. For details and registration information for this course and regional hub courses, visit the Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment page on the ACGME website.


ACGME Seeks Public Members

The following Review Committees seek their next public member for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2023. These 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.

NEW! DERMATOLOGY
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Dermatology section of the ACGME website.
Contact:Sandra Benitez
Deadline: October 1, 2022

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

DEADLINE MONDAY! 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.

DERMATOLOGY - DEADLINE MONDAY!
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

NUEROLOGY
Details: Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Neurology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Tiffany Hewitt
Deadline: September 30, 2022 (Note: This date was incorrect in previous emails.)


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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