March 13, 2023

March 13, 2023
ONE WEEK LEFT! Call for Topics

2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
Let the ACGME know the educational topic areas that should be covered at next year’s conference! Suggest topics here.

The Call for Topics closes Monday, March 20, 2023. Email questions to


2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida
March 7-9, 2024


The ACGME is now accepting nominations for its 2024 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 graduate medical education (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 THIS WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023.

NEW! Program Director Well-Being

Join program directors from around the country for the live virtual event, “Program Director Well-Being: Finding a Path Forward,” 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 GME 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.

NEW! 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

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

A Redesign of the ACGME Resident/Fellow Survey Through Expert Reviews and Cognitive Interviews
Anthony R. Artino Jr., PhD; Kathy Malloy; Rebecca S. Miller, MS; Lynne M. Kirk, MD, MACP; Timothy P. Brigham, MDiv, MS, PhD
This Original Research article outlines the process the ACGME employed to redesign the Resident/Fellow Survey (2018-2019), using an iterative validation process with expert reviews (evidence based on content) and cognitive interviews (evidence based on response processes).

When Global Becomes Virtual: A Survey of Virtual Global Health Education Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Pediatric Educators
Suet Kam Lam, MD, MPH, MS; Jameel Winter, MD; Kristin Van Genderen, MD;
Stephanie M. Lauden, MD, CTropMed; William Windsor, MPH; Lisa Umphrey, MD

In this Brief Report, the authors evaluate current and planned virtual global health education activities of a group of US global health educators during the COVID-19 pandemic and assess perceived benefits and challenges of these activities.

Review and Comment

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

Emergency Medicine

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Pediatric Otolaryngology


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 15 at 3:00 p.m. Central
Meeting ID: 922 9782 2807 (text is linked)
Passcode: 329385

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.

Updated Radiology Form

The "Verification of Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology (ESIR) Training Form" has been updated on the Documents and Resources page of the Radiology section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Associate Executive Director Jenny Campbell.

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

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.

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