March 21, 2023

March 21, 2023
EXTENDED! Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award Submissions

The deadline to submit applications for the 2024 Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award has been extended to March 31, 2023.

The ACGME understands there are a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies, and seeks to recognize both early-stage projects and mature initiatives. Examples of past winners’ projects include recruitment strategies, pathway initiatives, faculty development, scholarship programs, and the promotion of inclusive environments.

Applications for the 2024 Awards cycle can be found here. Email questions about requirements around the award to

Join program directors from around the country for the live virtual event, “Program Director Well-Being: Finding a Path Forward,” on April 11, 2023 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Central. The event includes a panel discussion and listening session about the current state of and solutions for well-being in the program director role.

Register Today

SAVE THE DATE! 2023 National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions

The next National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions meeting will be held September 19-20, 2023 in Chicago.

Attendees from Sponsoring Institutions across the US will join the ACGME for two days of learning and connecting. This hybrid meeting will engage participants in innovations and advancements furthering the integration of graduate medical education and clinical learning environments, consistent with the Sponsoring Institution 2025 vision. Designated institutional officials, institutional coordinators, and other health care and education leaders will collaborate through shared learning experiences, explore how to generalize successful practices, and develop solutions for common challenges.

Registration information and a call for submissions are coming soon. View highlights from the 2022 National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions meeting.

Milestones 2.0 Webcasts

Several new Milestones 2.0 webcasts are now available on the ACGME website. These presentations were created by the Milestones 2.0 Work Groups and ACGME staff members and provide detailed explanations about the updated Milestones and Supplemental Guides. Webcasts are now available for:

Addiction Psychiatry
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Clinical Informatics
Craniofacial Plastic Surgery
Emergency Medical Services
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Forensic Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Trauma
Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Osteopathic Recognition
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Plastic Surgery
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Sports Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Review and Comment

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

Family Medicine

Adolescent Medicine


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

Evaluating the Quality of Written Feedback Within Entrustable Professional Activities in an Internal Medicine Cohort
Lorenzo Madrazo, MD; Jennifer DCruz, MD, MSc; Natasha Correa, MD; Klajdi Puka, PhD; Sheri-Lynn Kane, MD, FRCPC 
It is not clear whether written comments in entrustable professional activities (EPAs) translate into high-quality feedback. This study offers an approach to assessing the quality of written feedback that can be adapted to other institutions that implement EPAs.

Introduction to the CLER National Report of Findings 2022: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on the Clinical Learning Environment
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP; Robin Wagner, RN, MHSA; Kevin B. Weiss, MD
The ACGME's Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) team developed and implemented a unique protocol identifying any impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that would likely persist for at least two years. The CLER National Report of Findings 2022: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on the Clinical Learning Environment presents information gleaned from this special set of site visits to 287 hospitals, medical centers, and other health care environments that serve as clinical learning environments for ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions.

Non-Standard Training (NST) Office Hours

To answer questions about the recognition of Sponsoring Institutions with NST programs for physicians with J-1 visas, ACGME Vice President, Sponsoring Institutions Paul Foster Johnson will host the following office hours:

March 23 at 11:00 a.m. Central
Meeting ID: 922 9782 2807 (text is linked)
Passcode: 329385

No advance registration or RSVP is required. Email questions to

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.

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.

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, 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

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

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. Email questions about the course to Ann Riley. Email registration questions to

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