October 16, 2023

October 17, 2023

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Activity Spotlight: Toast on the Terrace with ACGME Leadership

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The conference will close with a Toast on the Terrace immediately following the Closing Plenary Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. All attendees are invited to mingle with ACGME leaders and staff members, as well as colleagues, to reflect on the conference, and celebrate the connections made!

This is one of many activities attendees can enjoy at #ACGME2024; there will also be yoga and meditation, pickleball, a family movie night, and much more!

Learn More About #ACGME2024 Activities

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NEW! Exhibit at the Annual Educational Conference

The ACGME is excited to once again include an educational Exhibit Hall, giving exhibitors the opportunity to reach thousands of attendees in the graduate medical education (GME) community, build valuable connections, and strengthen brand visibility at the Annual Educational Conference. Recruiters are also invited to post available GME opportunities on the conference Job Board – learn more below. NOTE: Sponsorships will open in November.

Review the 2024 Exhibitor Prospectus and All Other Details

Email all questions to exhibitor@acgme.org.

OPEN TO ALL! Post Job Opportunities on the Annual Educational Conference Job Board

The conference Job Board is available earlier than ever before, giving recruiters, institutions, and programs the opportunity to post open positions starting now and reach thousands of GME community job seekers before and through the conference! Additionally, the conference will host in-person recruiters and offer career resources for attendees in a dedicated area of the Exhibit Hall.

View Current Listings

Learn More about the Annual Educational Conference Job Board

Email questions to conferencejobboard@acgme.org.

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NEW! Join the 2024-2025 ACGME Equity MattersTM Learning Community

The ACGME seeks organizations to participate in the 2024-2025 ACGME Equity Matters Learning Community. Organizations engaged in this new Learning Community should be committed to developing robust, sustainable approaches focused on increasing physician diversity and providing inclusive learning and working environments.

Applicants will form an organizational team and commit to engaging in the 18-month program and producing a capstone project.

Learn More and Apply to Participate

Direct Observation Toolkit Workshop

Register now for a free workshop and improve the frequency and quality of your direct observation of learners with patients. Participants will:

  • Learn and discuss the importance of direct observation and feedback in competency-based medical education
  • Practice using a framework to improve their ability to make high-quality observations of residents
  • Understand how to use the online toolkit
  • Earn up to 1.5 units of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Workshop Session Dates/Times
  • Monday, October 30: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday, December 19: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Central
  • Monday, February 12: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central

Submit CLER Blackout Weeks by October 26, 2023

The window for submitting CLER visit blackout weeks is now open through October 26, 2023 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 

  • October 1-26: Submit requests for January-March 2024
  • January 1-26: Submit requests for April-June 2024
  • April 1-26: Submit requests for July-September 2024
  • July 1-26: Submit requests for October-December 2024

To enter blackout dates 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.

Coordinator Advisory Group Web Page Updated

With deep appreciation, the ACGME extends its gratitude to the 2019-2023 Coordinator Advisory Group members for their exemplary service.

The ACGME is pleased to introduce and welcome the 2023-2026 Coordinator Advisory Group members. See the new member listing on the Coordinator Advisory Group web page, which includes additional information about the group, as well as details on the member nomination process for future cohorts.

Email questions to coordadvgroup@acgme.org.

MUA/P Interest Group Sessions

The ACGME will hold sessions for GME community members involved in addressing the needs of MUA/Ps (places or communities in which groups of people have unmet health or health care needs). The aim of these interest group sessions is for the community to learn about efforts in GME and MUA/P, to solve for common challenges, and to share helpful knowledge and resources.

Call dates are October 24 and November 28 at 3:00 p.m. Central. Complete this registration form to RSVP for the series.

Join the online MUA/P and GME discussion forum and view recordings from past MUA/P interest group sessions in the MUA/P and GME Resource Center.

NEW! Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Articles of the Week

Residents, Faculty, and Artificial Intelligence: Brave New World or Utopia?
Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH; Deborah Simpson, PhD; Lalena M. Yarris, MD, MCR; Anthony R. Artino Jr., PhD
In response to the rapidly evolving use of artificial intelligence (AI) in publishing and research, JGME ;has recently expanded its overall policy of transparency to include AI. This editorial from JGME’s Editor-in-Chief and deputy editors introduces that policy and explores the many concerns around AI as well as some of the potential benefits.

Satisfaction With Abortion Training in an Abortion-Restrictive State
Angela Du, MD; Rachel M. Smith, PhD, MPH; Katherine Rivlin, MD, MSc
Despite the increase in state-level abortion restrictions, the number of obstetrics and gynecology residency programs offering abortion education and training has increased in politically restrictive environments. This survey-based study aims to capture how resident perceptions of those abortion restrictions impact satisfaction with education and training and their intent to provide abortion care following residency.

NEW! Requesting Print Copies of JGME

All JGME content is open access and free to view online at www.jgme.orgJGME encourages digital use of the publication as part of an effort to decrease its environmental impact.

Anyone who works in ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions or programs can request a complimentary print subscription using this form.

Email questions to jgme@acgme.org.

COMING SOON! Major Revision of Program Requirements for Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The Review Committee for Family Medicine is preparing for a major revision of the Program Requirements for the multidisciplinary subspeciality of hospice and palliative medicine (view current Requirements here). The community is invited to make comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revisions are developed. In particular, the Review Committee invites comments about what the subspecialty of hospice and palliative medicine will look like in the future, and the competencies, resources, and personnel necessary to create physicians who will practice in the subspecialty. Submit comments to hpmrevisions@acgme.org by November 16, 2023.

Note: Changes to the ACGME Common Program Requirements are not within the purview of the Review Committee and, therefore, comments related to Common Program Requirements, indicated by bold font in the Requirements document, should not be submitted and will not be considered.

COMING SOON! Major Revision of Program Requirements for Neurology and Child Neurology Subspecialties

The Review Committee for Neurology is preparing to begin a major revision of the Program Requirements for the subspecialties of clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuromuscular medicine, and vascular neurology and invites comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revisions are developed. In particular, the Review Committee invites comments related to what the respective subspecialties will look like in the future, and the competencies, resources, and personnel necessary to create physicians who will practice in the subspecialty. Comments should be submitted to Neurology-reviews@acgme.org Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

Changes to the ACGME Common Program Requirements are not within the purview of the Review Committee and, therefore, comments related to Common Program Requirements, indicated by bold font in the Requirements documents, should not be submitted and will not be considered.

Review Committee Chair to Present at #AAO2023

Dr. Laura Green, chair of the Review Committee for Ophthalmology, will present a session at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 3:45-5:00 p.m. Pacific about the upcoming major revision of the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Ophthalmology. Dr. Green will provide updates and facilitate an interactive discussion about the ophthalmologist of the future.

Session Details
Title: Shaping GME: The Future of Ophthalmology
Session Code: SPE03
Speaker: Dr. Laura Green, Chair of the ACGME Review Committee for Ophthalmology

International Rotation Guidelines Update for Urology

An update to the International Rotation Guidelines for Urology document is available under the Documents and Resources tab of the Urology page of the ACGME website. The revised guidelines include important changes regarding counting cases during international rotations.

Email questions to Associate Executive Director Emma Breibart-White.

NEW! The ACGME Seeks Osteopathic Recognition Committee Member

The Osteopathic Recognition Committee is seeking one new physician member. Candidates must be a program director or Director of Osteopathic Education in a program with Osteopathic Recognition. Nominations are due December 1, 2023.

The Recognition Committee will forward its selection to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. The new member’s term will begin July 1, 2024 and end June 30, 2030.

Email Accreditation Administrator Brandon Beard for details, including the nomination criteria and process.

The ACGME Seeks a Public Member

The following Review Committee seeks its next public member for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2024. 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: Additional information is available under the Documents and Resources tab on the Nuclear Medicine page of the ACGME website.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: December 15, 2023

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.