October 2, 2023

October 2, 2023

NEW! Top Reasons to Attend #ACGME2024: Leave Inspired!

The Annual Educational Conference is the perfect opportunity to brush up on graduate medical education (GME) knowledge and network with thousands of colleagues at the largest event of its kind!

Attendees will leave motivated, inspired, and excited, ready to implement changes and improvements and support the future of academic medicine. Learn about reasons to attend and review the Schedule At a Glance.

Access the #ACGME2024 Program Guide

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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.

Review and Comment

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

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

NEW! Direct Observation Toolkit Workshop

Explore the ACGME’s new Improving Assessment Using Direct Observation Toolkit with ACGME experts and toolkit authors. The toolkit offers faculty development curricula for institutions that can be adapted to local needs and provides individual faculty members with techniques that will help them become better educators. The toolkit is available at no cost to the GME community through the ACGME’s online learning portal, Learn at ACGME.

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

NEW! Submit CLER Program 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.

NEW! 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.

Milestones Mid-Year Reporting Will Open October 30, 2023

The reporting window will be open Monday, October 30, 2023 through Friday, January 12, 2024. Milestones assessments can be submitted via the ADS at any point during this time. FAQs can be found on the ACGME website.

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

REMINDER! Update Contacts in ADS

Review information in ADS to ensure the appropriate individuals receive these e-Communication messages. This includes removing contact information for those no longer working in the institution/program (e.g., those who have retired).

Verify that email addresses for the designated institutional official, institutional coordinator, program director, and program coordinator(s) are current in ADS.

Add ADS@acgme.org and ACGMECommunications@acgme.orgto your address book or safe sender list so important notifications, including Annual Update or Resident/Fellow and Faculty Survey announcements, as well as these e-Communication messages, are not marked as spam or junk by internet service providers (ISPs). Messages may need to be opened and marked as "not spam."

Contact the local (e.g., institution's) ISP or spam filter application support for assistance.

NEW! Hand Surgery Case Log Mapping Update

The Review Committees for Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Surgery provided an update to the Case Log mapping for hand surgery.

The Hand Surgery Mapping Update is posted on the Documents and Resources page on the respective specialties' sections of the ACGME website.

Contact the executive director of the applicable Review Committee (Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, or Surgery) with questions or concerns.

THIS WEEK! Meet with the Orthopaedic Surgery Executive Director

Orthopaedic surgery program leaders can schedule appointments with Executive Director Corey Parker, MPA at two upcoming events. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

The first event is the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand October 3-4, 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.

The second event is the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 2023 Annual Fall Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Appointments will be scheduled for Friday, October 6, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Mountain and and Saturday, October 7, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mountain at The Broadmoor.

Email Accreditation Administrator Randie Salerno with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Major Revision of Program Requirements for Neurology and Child Neurology Subspecialties Coming Soon

The Review Committee for Neurology is preparing to begin a majorrevision 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 by 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.

DEADLINE TODAY! Resident Member Nominations for Review Committees

The following Review Committees seek nominations for their next resident members. 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 residency or fellowship. The Review Committees will forward their selections to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. Terms begin July 1, 2024 and end June 30, 2026.

Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: October 2, 2023

Details: The resident member must have a minimum of one year of residency education remaining after July 1, 2024. Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Nuclear Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: October 13, 2023

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

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

Implementing an Experiential Telehealth Training and Needs Assessment for Residents and Faculty at a Veterans Affairs Primary Care Clinic
Zoe Phillips, BA; Laura Wong, BA; Kelly Crotty, MD; Margaret Horlick, MD; Rhonda Johnston, PhD; Lisa Altshuler, PhD; Sondra Zabar, MD; Melanie Jay, MD; Anne Dembitzer, MD
While telehealth skills are becoming increasingly important for residents to learn, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed a lack of preexisting telehealth education for clinicians. This study examines a telehealth quality improvement initiative developed at the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, designed to strengthen clinicians’ communication and telehealth skills via video visits.

The Theoretical Integrative Review—A Reader’s Guide
Michael J. Battistone, MD; Line Kemeyou, MD, FHFSA; Lara Varpio, PhD
The theoretical integrative review is a unique form of review that offers scholars a method for examining available theories related to a specific phenomenon, critically appraising those theories, and constructing an argument supporting the next iteration in theory evolution. As part of JGME’s Review Series, this article examines the purpose of this review, and its philosophical assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses.

The Theoretical Integrative Review—A Researcher’s Guide
Michael J. Battistone, MD; Line Kemeyou, MD, FHFSA; Lara Varpio, PhD
As a companion piece to the Reader’s Guide, this article explores the process of conducting a theoretical integrative review step by step, from defining the phenomenon, to creating a team, to analyzing the literature, to finally integrating the theory.

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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