ACGME e-Communications - September 26, 2022

The ACGME Annual Educational Conference, in-person for the first time since February 2020, will bring together GME leaders and professionals for learning, engagement, and networking. Connecting face-to-face will give learners and educators a greater opportunity to develop relationships and gain new perspectives. ACGME staff members will also lead sessions and be available in the ACGME Hub for drop-in visits and consultations throughout the conference.

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Email questions to acgmeconference@acgme.org.


Call for Abstracts - Deadline Approaching!

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 5:00 p.m. Central on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Email questions to abstracts@acgme.org.


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.

DERMATOLOGY - Deadline Saturday!
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


ACGME Seeks Resident Members

The following Review Committees seek 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.

NEUROLOGY - Deadline Friday!
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

EMERGENCY MEDICINE - Deadline Next Week!
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


NEW! JGME Articles of the Week

Carpe Communication: Seizing the Small Moments to Teach Interpersonal and Communication Skills on Inpatient Services
Andrew J. Lawton, MD; Leah B. Rosenberg, MD
In this Perspectives article, the authors invite inpatient faculty members to identify the small, daily encounters that can provide rich interpersonal and communication skills education, and explain how they incorporate them into their teaching practice.

Family Medicine Residencies: How Rural Training Exposure in GME Is Associated With Subsequent Rural Practice
Deborah J. Russell, MBBS, MClinEpid, PhD; Elizabeth Wilkinson, BA; Stephen Petterson, PhD;
Candice Chen, MD, MPH; Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH
Rural US populations face a chronic shortage of physicians and an increasing gap in life expectancy compared to urban US populations, highlighting a need to increase residency graduates' desire to practice in rural settings. This Original Research article found exposure to rural clinical work during family medicine residency is associated with a five- to sixfold increase in subsequent rural practice, yet less than 10 percent of graduates experience any rural education during their residencies.

Shaping GME Through Scenario-Based Strategic Planning: The Future of Family Medicine Residency Training
Stacy Potts, MD, MEd; Grant S. Hoekzema, MD, FAAFP; Colleen K. Cagno, MD, FAAFP; Eileen Anthony, MJ
This ACGME News and Views article highlights the journey and outcomes of the expansive revision process for the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine.


STARTING SOON! REGISTER NOW! 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.


Maternal-Fetal Medicine Case Log Update

The Case Log Instructions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine document has been updated to reflect changes made to focus Case Log documentation on fellowship-level activities and improve the ease of logging. Fellows no longer need to log Cesarean hysterectomies, comorbidities, consults, deliveries, ongoing patient management, placenta accreta, and placenta previa. Case information now requires only a Case Date and Role. Case ID is optional. Fellows can “batch enter” ultrasounds.

One new category has been added. Fellows will start to document obstetric critical care activities as of October 1, 2022.

Programs are advised to review the updated resource on the Documents and Resources page of the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website. The "Common Questions" section includes guidance on logging ultrasounds and obstetric critical care experience.

Email questions to OBGYN-RC@acgme.org.


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Case Log Update

The Case Log Instructions: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility document has been updated to reflect changes made to improve the ease of logging cases in the system. Fellows can “batch enter” all experiences. Case information now requires only a Case Date and Role. Case ID is optional.

Programs are advised to review the resource on the Documents and Resources page of the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website. The "Common Questions" section includes guidance on batch entry of experiences.

Email questions to OBGYN-RC@acgme.org.


Ophthalmology Case Log Update

The Case Log System has been updated to include new CPT codes for ophthalmology. Codes 66989 and 66991 give credit to both the cataract and glaucoma-filtering and shunting minimums; code 0671T gives credit to the glaucoma-filtering and shunting minimum. Retroactive credit will be given if the CPT codes were previously logged.

Programs are reminded to ensure residents log all glaucoma experiences, including those that do not give credit toward the minimum. Accurate data helps the Review Committee make informed decisions regarding the Case Log System configuration and minimums.

Email questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD.


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 accepted until October 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central


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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