January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023
#ACGME2023: Online Registration Closes February 3

The conference is just a month away and there is still time to register before online registration closes February 3. (On-site registration will be available at a higher price.)

Still deciding whether to register? Read the top reasons to attend the conference. Not only do the educational sessions promote engagement and peer interaction, and accommodate different learning styles, but learning in person allows for deeper and more meaningful instruction. Being able to connect face to face gives learners and educators a greater opportunity to develop relationships and gain new perspectives.

#ACGME2023 Job Board

The online job board will be filled with available positions in graduate medical education (GME). Submit postings by February 10, 2023. (Conference attendance is not required to submit a job listing.)

Email questions to acgmeexhibits@executivevents.com.

ACGME Seeks Public Members

The following Review Committees seek their next public members for  six-year terms. 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.

Details: Term begins July 1, 2023. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Urology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Emma Breibart-White
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Details: Term begins July 1, 2024. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Emma Breibart-White
strong>Deadline: March 31, 2023

NEW! Register for the National Health Equity Grand Rounds

Developed by the ACGME, American Medical Association (AMA), National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and RespectAbility, the National Health Equity Grand Rounds is a new series of presentations by national leaders and experts on content designed to promote conversation and collaborative work toward a healthier future for all. ACGME Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer William A. McDade, MD, PhD will help kick off the inaugural event in this series, History of Racism in US Health Care: Root Causes of Today’s Hierarchy and Systems of Power.

The event will take place Tuesday, February 7, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central.

Other Featured Speakers:

  1. David A. Ansell, MD, MPH Rush University Medical Center
  2. Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH AMA and Boston Medical Center
  3. Rupa Marya Deep Medicine Circle and Do No Harm Coalition
  4. Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH AMA
  5. Jack Resneck, MD AMA and University of California San Francisco Department of Dermatology
  6. Harriet A. Washington, MA Award-winning medical writer, ethicist, and author of Medical Apartheid and other books

The event is free - register now for this timely discussion about racism in US health care and learn about the root causes of current structural inequities and past unethical medical experimentation.

Additionally, CME credit will be offered at no cost to attendees. This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Learn more about this event and the series, including upcoming dates and topics for future presentations, and register for the February 7 event at https://healthequitygrandrounds.com.

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2024 ACGME Awards!

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 GME 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
  • NEW! Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Award
  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award

Nomination materials are available on each award's page in the Awards section of the ACGME website.

Provide Feedback on Milestones 2.0

The GME community is invited to give feedback on the drafts of the Milestones listed below. The Milestones reporting data, along with other survey results and comments, informed the changes. The Work Groups also created Supplemental Guides to enhance understanding of the Milestones.

Submit Feedback by Sunday, February 12, 2023
Adolescent Medicine 
Child Abuse Pediatrics 
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics 
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatric Cardiology 
Pediatric Critical Care
Pediatric Endocrinology 
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases 
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Pulmonology 
Pediatric Rheumatology

NEW! Articles of the Week

A Unique Lens: Understanding What Nurses Are Best Positioned to Assess About Residents
Kimiko S. Dunbar, MD; Laura E. Chiel, MD; Dennis P. Doherty, PhD, RN, NPD-BC; Ariel S. Winn, MD; Carolyn H. Marcus, MD
The authors of this Original Research article performed a qualitative study to understand resident behaviors that nurses are best suited to assess for critical and successful implementation of feedback from nurses to residents.

Shaping a Career as a Clinician Educator
Avraham Z. Cooper, MD; Matthew G. Tuck, MD, MEd, FACP; Kathryn M. Andolsek, MD, MPH; David M. Irby, MDiv, PhD; Deborah Simpson, PhD
Continuing the Rip Out series on clinician educator career development, the authors explore how to shape a career as a clinician educator, navigating an array of potential pathways that are dynamic, evolving, and individualized. They offer step-by-step guidance and action items for success.

Review and Comment

The following Program Requirements and accompanying Impact Statements are posted for review and comment here:

Emergency Medicine

Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Critical Care Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Infectious Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Medical Oncology
Pulmonary Critical Care
Pulmonary Disease
Transplant Hepatology
Sleep Medicine

Meeting and Agenda Closing Dates Posted

ACGME Review and Recognition Committees are updating their meeting and agenda closing dates for future meeting cycles. Review Committee meeting dates are listed on the overview page for each specialty on the ACGME website. The Osteopathic Recognition Committee dates are available here.

Requirement Clarification - Emergency Medicine

Current Program Requirement II.A.2.b) states:

"Program directors of programs approved for 18-35 residents must be provided no less than 35 percent of the aggregate support defined in the table above, and program directors of programs approved for 36 or more residents must be provided no less than 50 percent of the aggregate support defined in the table above [II.A.2.a)].(Core)”

There has been confusion in the community regarding the term “aggregate.” The Review Committee will initiate a focused revision to make the following change for clarity:

“Program directors of programs approved for 18-35 residents must be provided no less than 35 percent of the aggregate support defined in the table above, and program directors of programs approved for 36 or more residents must be provided no less than 50 percent of the aggregate support defined in the table above [II.A.2.a)]. (Core)”

Resident/Fellow Researchers Sought for Emergency Medicine Requirements Project

The Review Committee for Emergency Medicine seeks two individuals to work on a data-driven project related to a major revision of the Program Requirements. The Review Committee will analyze and summarize data on the existing Program Requirements from the previous five years to identify trends and themes that may be relevant to the revision process, with the goal of publishing a summary of findings for the emergency medicine community. 

Residents or fellows with an interest in acquiring knowledge and skills in data analysis and preparing a potential scholarly publication are encouraged to apply. The candidate must:

  • be a current resident or fellow in good academic standing in the individual’s emergency medicine or emergency medicine subspecialty program;
  • possess strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; 
  • be able to use judgment consistent with standards, practices, policies, and procedures to make recommendations to resolve problems or issues;
  • have strong computer and typing skills, including expertise with the Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Zoom;
  • exhibit a strong attention to detail and expert follow-up skills;
  • have time to dedicate to the project; and,
  • be able to maintain confidentiality.

Review the position description for this intern role here (those interested in applying can apply directly from there).

Email questions to Review Committee Executive Director Felicia Davis, MHA: fdavis@acgme.org.

Correction Made to Pediatric Hospital Medicine Background and Intent

The Subspecialty-Specific Background and Intent related to program director and faculty qualifications was updated in 2021 to extend the date by which the program director and faculty members are expected to hold current subspecialty certification in pediatric hospital medicine to 2025. The new dates were inadvertently omitted from the last revision of the Program Requirements. The updated language has been restored in the documents available on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page in the Pediatrics section of the ACGME website.

Urology Fellowships Eligibility Announcement

Effective July 1, 2023, the Program Requirements for Pediatric Urology and for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery will include the Common Program Requirements related to fellowship eligibility exceptions. These additional requirements permit eligibility exceptions for exceptionally qualified international graduate applicants. Learn more about the eligibility exception requirements by reviewing Common Program Requirements III.A.1.c)-III.A.1.c).(2) in the Common Program Requirements (Fellowship) available on the Common Program Requirements page of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Review Committee Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.

Leadership Skills Training Programs for Chief Residents

Register for March 2-4 in Chicago by this Wednesday, February 1!

Learn More and Register Today

This workshop is designed to provide a transitional experience into the role of chief resident. Small-group sessions and exercises offer incoming chief residents the tools, skills, and a learning environment designed to increase their 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.

All eight programs, held in Chicago and Philadelphia, are open to chief residents from all medical and surgical specialties.

Email questions about the course to Ann Riley. Email registration questions to registration@acgme.org.

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