Feburary 6, 2023

February 6, 2023

Online Registration is Closed; On-Site Registration Available in Nashville

This year’s theme, Meaning in Medicine: Making a Difference, stems from the many challenges faced and achievements made by the graduate medical education (GME) community while navigating continued uncertainty. As physicians, educators, leaders, and medical professionals, the GME community is in a unique and important position to advocate for high-quality, equitable patient care and its positive impacts on society.

The ACGME looks forward to coming together with the community, in-person, to continue the conversation at #ACGME2023!

Learn More about On-Site Registration


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

Email questions to acgmeexhibits@executivevents.com.

Review and Comment

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

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology

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
Sleep Medicine
Transplant Hepatology

Emergency Medicine

NEW! Requirements Updated with Common Program Requirement Revisions

The specialty- and subspecialty-specific Program Requirements have been updated to reflect revisions to the Common Program Requirements that become effective July 1, 2023. The updated documents can be found on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of each specialty's section of the ACGME website, under the “Future Effective Date” header.

The Program Requirements for Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management and for multidisciplinary specialties will be posted at a later date, with an announcement at that time through this e-Communication.

NEW! Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program Zoom Calls

The CLER Program is launching its next cycle of site visits. For this cycle, visits will be conducted in person with remote components. To learn more, join one of two upcoming CLER Zoom Calls: Launch of Cycle 4.

Members of the CLER team will share information about what is new to the site visit process and what elements remain the same. For those unable to attend, recordings of the calls and accompanying slides will be posted in the ACGME’s online learning portal, Learn at ACGME.

CLER Program Zoom Calls: Launch of Cycle 4

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central
Staci Fischer, MD; Kristen Ward Hirsch, MBA; Robin Wagner, RN, MHSA
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID920 5058 1780 (ID is linked)
Passcode: 432125
Dial In (Audio Only): (833) 548-0276 US Toll Free

Thursday, February 16, 2023
3:00-4:00 p.m. Central
Staci Fischer, MD; Kristen Ward Hirsch, MBA; Robin Wagner, RN, MHSA
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID
932 9184 4762 (ID is linked)
Passcode: 066564
Dial In (Audio Only): (833) 548-0282 US Toll-free

TOMORROW! 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 tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central.

Other Featured Speakers:

  • David A. Ansell, MD, MPH, Rush University Medical Center
  • Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH, AMA and Boston Medical Center
  • Rupa Marya, Deep Medicine Circle and Do No Harm Coalition
  • Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, AMA
  • Jack Resneck, MD, AMA and University of California San Francisco Department of Dermatology
  • 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

Learn more about the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Award on the ACGME Blog.

Nomination materials are available on each award's page in the Awards section of the ACGME website. All nominations are due March 15, 2023.

DEADLINE SUNDAY! 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.

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 EPISODE! Hot Topics in MedEd Podcast

In this episode, Halah Ibrahim, MD, MEHP, Lalena M. Yarris, MD, MCR, and Harm Peters, MD, MHPE, formally invite international authors to submit research for publication that explores teaching and learning in GME. They discuss the inequities in medicine and publishing, the importance and value of diverse publications, research, and experiences, and Journal of Graduate Medical Education’s dedication to provide a more diverse and equitable platform for global knowledge dissemination in GME.

Read the accompanying article and a post on the ACGME Blog about this topic.

NEW! Call for Comments | Shaping GME: The Future of Emergency Medicine

Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their specialty Program Requirements to determine necessary revisions. As part of the revision process, the Writing Group for Emergency Medicine requests feedback on the Summary of Themes and Insights that will guide development of the new Program Requirements for Emergency Medicine. The summary document is posted for Review and Comment here.

Submit feedback by April 5, 2023 using the electronic form available in the Shaping GME table on the Review and Comment page.

NEW! Obstetrics and Gynecology FAQs Updated

Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) documents for Obstetrics and Gynecology are accessible from the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of the Obstetrics and Gynecologysection of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.

NEW! Ophthalmology FAQs Updated

Updated FAQs documents for Ophthalmology are accessible from the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of the Ophthalmology section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.

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.

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.

Urology Fellowship 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.

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
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Leadership Skills Training Programs for Chief Residents

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 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