March 6, 2023

March 6, 2023
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 7-10, 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 by next Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

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

“Patients Are the People Who Teach Me the Most”: Exploring the Development of Communication Skills During Internal Medicine Residency
Gabriel Burke, MD; Lindsay Melvin, MD, MHPE; Shiphra Ginsburg, MD, MEd, PhD
High-quality physician-patient communication is associated with positive health outcomes and improving quality of life. Yet there is scant literature exploring learners’ perspectives on why they remain concerned about deficiencies in their communication training. This study sought, through semi-structured interviews with internal medicine residents, to understand learners’ perspectives on the development of their communication skills.

Transactional Competence, Reliability, and Trustworthiness: Essential Attributes of the Successful Program Director
Donna A. Caniano, MD, FACS, FAAP; Carol A. Bernstein, MD; Wallace Carter, MD; Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, MACP, FRCP; Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP
This ACGME News and Views article makes the case that trustworthiness in a program director, as viewed by the residents/fellows, is an essential element of a well-functioning GME program. Using examples from actual program evaluations, it explores the trusting relationships that are essential for an effective GME program and discusses circumstances where trust, or distrust, was present between program directors and learners.

Review and Comment

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

NEXT WEEK! Comment Deadline: March 15, 2023
Emergency Medicine

TWO WEEKS! Comment Deadline: March 20, 2023
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Pediatric Otolaryngology

NEW! 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.

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

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

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