March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023
DEADLINE FRIDAY! 2024 Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Nominate a program, institution, or organization for the 2024 Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award by THIS FRIDAY, March 31, 2023.

The ACGME seeks to award both early-stage projects and mature initiatives. Recruitment strategies, pathway initiatives, faculty development, scholarship programs, and the promotion of inclusive environments have been recognized in previous years.

Visit the Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award page for details and apply today!

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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

2023 National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting

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

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

Faculty Perceptions of Frame of Reference Training to Improve Workplace-Based Assessment
Jennifer R. Kogan, MD; Lisa N. Conforti, MPH; Eric S. Holmboe, MD
This study is the first to examine faculty member perceptions of the benefits and challenges of frame-of-reference training, a rater training technique that can improve performance appraisal assessments by helping distinguish between learner performance levels. This study aims to better understand this technique as a means to improve the accuracy and reliability of workplace-based assessment.

The Carbon Footprint and Cost of Virtual Residency Interviews
Alexander Domingo, MD; Justin Singer, MD; Adrian Cois, MD; Joanna Hatfield, MD;
Rebecca E. Rdesinski, MSW, MPH; Anthony Cheng, MD; Megan Aylor, MD; John Sullenbarger, MD;
Sara Walker, PhD; Shane Hervey, BS; Amy Stenson, MD, MPH

This study of seven residency programs and one clinical psychology program in the 2020-2021 virtual interview cycle aims to evaluate the impact of virtual interviews on greenhouse gas emissions and financial costs for applicants.

DEADLINE NEXT WEEK! 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.

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

SPACE LIMITED! Leadership Skills Training Programs for Chief Residents

Remaining workshops are filling quickly, but space is available for the following:

May 22-24, 2023 | Chicago
May 31-June 2, 2023 | Chicago
June 12-14, 2023 | Philadelphia

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 Opportunties

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