The ACGME is pleased to announce the Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address, "Improving the Culture of Residency."
Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS and Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH will discuss results of trials developed to leverage quality improvement approaches to reduce physician burnout and mistreatment and give participants actionable steps to improve the culture of residency. Visit the Keynote Sessions page to learn more about the sessions and speakers.
Register today to secure a spot at this year's conference, ACGME’s signature learning event. Registration includes curated educational content, several networking opportunities, activities and much more!
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 graduate medical education (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.
The ACGME seeks organizations to participate in the 2024-2025 ACGME Equity Matters Learning Community, a community committed to developing robust, sustainable approaches focused on increasing physician diversity and providing inclusive learning and working environments.
Applicants for the Learning Community will form an organizational team and commit to engaging in the 18-month program and producing a capstone project. Learn more about how to participate here.
Organizations interested in this new Learning Community are invited to register for an informational webinar on Wednesday, November 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central.
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.
Sign Up for a Workshop
Two free workshops will be held in December and February to walk participants through the materials.
Register for One of the Following Sessions
Tuesday, December 19: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Central
Monday, February 12: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central
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.
The next call is Tuesday, 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.
The ACGME is proud to announce the 2024 recipients of the ACGME Awards, which recognize the remarkable commitment, innovation, and valuable contributions to the GME community displayed by the honorees each year. The winners will be formally recognized at the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in Orlando, Florida March 7-9, 2024.
Read the full list of award recipients in the ACGME Newsroom.
Congratulations to all the exceptional winners of the 2024 ACGME Awards!
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. 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.
Current requirements for the these subspecialties can be accessed from the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications tab of the Family Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Submit comments to email@example.com by November 27, 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.
The Review Committee is preparing to begin a major revision of the Program Requirements for the following subspecialties:
*The interim revisions for the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Obstetric Anesthesiology posted for public comment on May 12, 2023 have been tabled, and will be considered as part of the major revision process now underway. There is potential for additional changes to the previous proposed revisions.
The Review Committee 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.
Current requirements for the these subspecialties can be accessed from the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications tab of the Anesthesiology section of the ACGME website.
Comments should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, December 7, 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 documents, should not be submitted and will not be considered.
The ACGME Case Log System has been updated to reflect advances in the treatment of glaucoma and improve the ease of logging. The glaucoma minimum category was expanded to two categories, "Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)" and "Tube Shunts and Trabeculectomy," each with a required minimum of five. The "Tube Shunts and Trabeculectomy" minimum includes both the Surgeon and Assistant roles.
The glaucoma minimums will be in effect for the 2024 graduates but will not be enforced until 2025 to give programs time to acclimate to the change.
Residents can now “batch enter” most cataract, YAG capsulotomy, laser trabeculoplasty, panretinal laser photocoagulation, and intravitreal injection CPT codes. Additionally, Case ID entry is now optional.
Review the document, "Ophthalmology Case Log Information," which is on the Documents and Resources tab of the Ophthalmology section of the ACGME website. The document includes helpful information about the new glaucoma minimums and batch logging CPT codes.
Evaluation of an Individualized Learning Plan Template for the Transition to Residency
Amber T. Pincavage, MD; Ashish Gandhi, MD; Eli Falk, BS; et al.
In 2021, the UME [undergraduate medical education]-GME Review Committee, created by the Coalition for Physician Accountability, recommended the development of specialty-specific individualized learning plans at the start of residency to facilitate an optimal educational hand-off. In this study, a diverse group of expert internal medicine stakeholders created an individualized learning plan to articulate incoming first-year resident goals and areas for improvement. Overall, residency program leaders found the individualized learning plans valuable without creating excessive workload.
The ACGME Seeks Public Members
The following Review Committees seek their 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.
TWO WEEKS LEFT! TRANSITIONAL YEAR
Details: Additional information available upon request.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: December 1, 2023
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
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 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.