Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their specialty Program Requirements to determine necessary revisions. The ACGME Board of Directors has approved a new process for all such major revisions going forward.
The process convened specialty-specific writing groups, who, along with members of the specialty community and leaders from other specialties and related fields, rigorously and creatively considered what the specialty will look like in the future (recognizing that the future is marked with significant uncertainty). Out of this process, the Writing Group will draft and propose revisions to the Program Requirements that will prepare the learners for current practice and generations to come.
The following writing group requests feedback. The scenario-based planning summary of themes and insights is posted for review and comment here. Submit comments using the electronic review and comment form.
COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
Deadline: August 30, 2023
Deadline: August 23, 2023
The following Program Requirements and accompanying Impact Statement are posted for review and comment here:
The window for submitting CLER site visit blackout weeks closes this Wednesday, July 26, 2023 for blocking off dates in the period highlighted below. Sponsoring Institutions can submit up to four blackout weeks during this period.
Upcoming Windows for Entering Blackout Weeks
The third National Health Equity Grand Rounds event will be held on Tuesday, August 8 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central.
Amid an era of historic clinician and practitioner shortages, the event will elevate strategies to support historically underrepresented populations within health education and clinical training programs to create a more diverse, inclusive health care workforce.
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 series of presentations by national leaders and experts on content designed to promote conversation and collaborative work toward a healthier future for all.
The event is free - register now. 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)™.
The ACGME is pleased to announce the publication of the new Improving Assessment Using Direct Observation Toolkit, developed in partnership with nationally recognized content experts. The toolkit, available at no cost to the GME community, offers faculty development curricula for institutions that can be adapted to local needs and provides individual faculty members with techniques that will help them become better educators.
The toolkit includes components with a range of uses, from micro learnings that can be completed by individuals over a lunch break to full and adaptable curricula for group workshops. Reach for mastery in assessment—even experienced educators can improve their assessment skills!
The ACGME will hold sessions for graduate medical education (GME) community members involved in addressing the needs of MUA/Ps (places or communities in which groups of people have unmet health or health care needs).
The aim of these interest group sessions is for the community to learn about efforts in GME and MUA/P, to solve for common challenges, and to share helpful knowledge and resources.
The first session, “Lessons Learned: Building a Sustainable Program with an Underserved Area/Population," will be held at Tuesday, August 22 at 3:00 p.m. Central.
Additional call dates are: Tuesdays, September 26; October 24; and November 28 at 3:00 p.m. Central.
RSVP for the series by completing this registration form.
Register for the National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting
Designed specifically for designated institutional officials (DIOs) and institutional leaders, the meeting will convene in Chicago and online September 19-20, 2023.
The meeting will provide unique opportunities for shared learning and peer support; foster community building among Sponsoring Institutions; and present a venue in which Sponsoring Institutions can collaborate, share successful practices to strengthen clinical learning environments, and solve challenges.
The CLER Program is hosting a Zoom workshop to explore the concept, purpose, and value of teaming in the clinical learning environment as defined in the CLER Pathways to Excellence framework. The session will explore the characteristics of effective teaming while providing patient care, and will delve into the benefits of optimizing teaming in rapidly evolving health care environments.
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
12:00-1:30 p.m. Central
Presenters: Nancy Koh, PhD; Robin C. Newton, MD, FACP; Robin Wagner, RN, MHSA; Martha Wright, MD, MEd
Meeting ID: 916 0262 3047 (ID is linked)
Dial-In (Audio Only):833.548.0282 US Toll Free
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These are accessible from the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page in the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine section of the ACGME website. A new FAQ has been added for institutions considering the submission of a new program accreditation application.
The specialty-specific application is accessible from the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page in the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine section of the ACGME website. This version became effective July 1, 2023, and must be used for all program applications from that date forward.
Calculation of Continuity of Care Clinic Patient Encounter Minimums
The Review Committee's decision regarding the current academic year’s calculation of patient encounters in the continuity of care clinic is accessible from the Documents and Resources page in the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Email questions to Accreditation Administrator Brandon Beard.
The ACGME has created resources to help DIOs and institutional coordinators prepare for changes they will see in ADS this coming academic year. Beginning July 1, 2023, DIOs and institutional coordinators will see updated taxonomy fields for Sponsoring Institutions and participating sites that they will be required to complete during next year's Annual Update.
Some new indicators have been added to the institutional list of participating sites, including the “not in use” and the blue “star” icons.
ACGME staff members will review these changes at upcoming open Zoom meetings held on the following Tuesdays:
Email SponsoringInstitutions@acgme.org with questions.
The ACGME will offer its longstanding Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment course in person in the ACGME office in Chicago, Illinois, October 8-13, 2023.
This course is intended to help participants design and make improvements in their own assessment programs and strive toward achieving the goals of competency-based medical education.
Learn more and register for the fall 2023 course.
Resident Research Mentoring Teams: A Support Program to Increase Resident Research Productivity
David M. Haas, MD, MS; Bachar Hadaie, MD; Mirian Ramirez, MLIS; Anthony L. Shanks, MD; Nicole P. Scott, MD
Scholarly activity is a requirement for most GME programs. The authors of this study found that support of resident scholarly activity, such as thorough implementation of a program like the resident research mentoring teams, is associated with increased presentations and publications of research projects.
2023 New Ideas Articles
Are there still novel interventions in GME? Yes! Each fall JGME receives an array of New Ideas submissions that briefly describe feasible interventions that have been implemented at least once with preliminary evidence of success in terms of outcomes and acceptability. The 2023 New Ideas articles cover an array of topics, such as Milestones assessment, health equity, diagnostic skills, peer mentorship, and more.
The Osteopathic Recognition Committee is seeking one new physician member. Candidates must be a Director of Osteopathic Education in a program with Osteopathic Recognition.
Nominations are due August 1, 2023. The Recognition Committee will forward its selections to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. The new member’s term will begin July 1, 2024 and end June 30, 2030.
For additional information, including the nomination criteria and process, email Brandon Beard.
The following Review and Recognition Committees seek nominations for their next resident member positions. Nominees must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship program at the time of the appointment and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of that residency or fellowship. The Review/Recognition Committee will forward its selection to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. Terms begin July 1, 2024 and end June 30, 2026.
COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY - NEW!
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Colon and Rectal Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: August 11, 2023
OTOLARYNGOLOGY – HEAD AND NECK SURGERY - NEW!
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: August 25, 2023
OPTHALMOLOGY - Deadline Friday!
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Ophthalmology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Shellie Bardgett
Deadline: July 28, 2023
PLASTIC SURGERY - Deadline Next Week!
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Plastic Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Kelsey Sill
Deadline: July 31, 2023
MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENOMICS - Deadline Next Week!
Details: The resident member must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited medical genetics and genomics program or an approved combined program and must have at least one year of the educational and training program left after July 1, 2024. Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Medical Genetics and Genomics section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Rebecca Fessler
Deadline: August 1, 2023
OSTEOPATHIC NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE - Deadline Next Week!
Details: The resident member must be in an osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine program on July 1, 2024, and have a minimum of one year remaining in the program. Additional information, including the nomination criteria and process, is available upon request.
Contact: Brandon Beard
Deadline: August 1, 2023
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Family Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sandra Benitez
Deadline: September 1, 2023
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Shellie Bardgett
Deadline: September 1, 2023
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Psychiatry section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Deneen McCall
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Details: The resident member must have a minimum of one year of residency education remaining after July 1, 2024. Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Nuclear Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: October 13, 2023
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.