August 21, 2023

August 22, 2023
NOW OPEN! Annual Educational Conference Call for Abstracts: 2024 Annual Educational Conference

The ACGME invites proposals for abstracts for the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. All accepted abstracts will be presented on site as posters at the conference, taking place March 7-9, 2024 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Members of the graduate medical education (GME) community are encouraged to use this opportunity to share their innovations and research with their peers.

Submit proposals by Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Central.


Call for Abstracts:

NEW! #ACGME2024 Program Guide Now Available!

The ACGME Annual Educational Conference brings together the largest GME community in the world and features a wide selection of curated experiences and content that appeal to both seasoned and first-time attendees. The conference theme of Meaning in Medicine underscores the need for sustaining purpose and joy in work as health care professionals. It is important for leaders, caregivers, and educators to remember the fundamental influences that called them to medicine, with a focus on the central mission to provide the best patient care possible. The ACGME looks forward to continuing conversations, building stronger connections, and sparking new ideas at #ACGME2024! Registration opens later this fall.

NEW! Common Program Requirements FAQs Updated
An updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for the Common Program Requirements is accessible under Additional Resources on the Common Program Requirements page of the ACGME website.

NEW! Common Program Requirements-Survey Crosswalks Updated
To facilitate review of the Resident/Fellow and Faculty Survey reports, crosswalk documents listing the applicable Common Program Requirement(s) corresponding with each item on the survey reports are available on the ACGME website in the Documents and Resources section for each specialty, on the Institutional Documents and Resources page, and on the Resident/Fellow and Faculty Surveys page.

NEW! CLER Program Workshop Recording Available
The recording of a Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program virtual workshop, Teaming in the Clinical Learning Environment, is now available at no cost to the GME community in Learn at ACGME. This workshop explores the concept, purpose, and value of teaming in the clinical learning environment as defined in the CLER Pathways to Excellence framework. The session explores the characteristics of effective teaming while providing patient care, and the benefits of optimizing teaming in rapidly evolving health care environments.

NEW! Upcoming Direct Observation Toolkit Webinar!
Explore the ACGME’s new Improving Assessment Using Direct Observation Toolkit with ACGME experts and toolkit authors. The toolkit 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 is available at no cost to the GME community in Learn at ACGME.

Register here for one of the free webinar sessions:
September 12: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central
September 12: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Central

Agenda At-a-Glance Now Available!
Registration for the National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions meeting is open through September 18, 2023, but space is limited for in-person attendees. Review the Agenda At-a-Glance and register today to secure a space at this important meeting of national GME leaders!

Designed specifically for designated institutional officials (DIOs) and other institutional leaders, the meeting will convene in Chicago and online.

The meeting will provide unique opportunities for shared learning, networking, and peer support; foster community building among Sponsoring Institutions; and allow Sponsoring Institutions to collaborate, share successful practices to strengthen clinical learning environments, and solve challenges.

TUESDAY! MUA/P Interest Group Sessions
The ACGME will hold sessions for 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 this 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.

ADS Annual Update Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Updated
In response to inquiries from programs regarding the diversity, equity, and inclusion questions in the Accreditation Data System (ADS) Annual Update and the US Supreme Court's decisions in Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard College and the University of North Carolina, the ACGME has drafted three FAQs that have been included under the "Common Program Requirements Questions" heading in the 2023-2024 ADS Annual Update FAQs document available in the ADS Help Center.

NEW! Review and Comment
The following Program Requirements and accompanying Impact Statement are posted for review and comment here:

Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery



Correctional (Carceral) Medicine

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Chemical Pathology
Forensic Pathology
Medical Microbiology
Pediatric Pathology
Selective Pathology

Addiction Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Neuromuscular Medicine

Shaping GME | Call for Comments
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 groups request 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.

Deadline: August 23, 2023

Deadline: August 30, 2023

NEW! Family Medicine FAQs Updated
The Review Committee for Family Medicine has updated the Family Medicine FAQs to reflect the major revision to the Program Requirements for Family Medicine.

Contact Executive Director Eileen Anthony with questions.

Review Committee for Ophthalmology Chair to Present at #AAO2023
Dr. Laura Green, chair of the Review Committee for Ophthalmology, will present a session at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 3:45-5:00 p.m. Pacific about the upcoming major revision of the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Ophthalmology. Dr. Green will provide updates and facilitate an interactive discussion about the ophthalmologist of the future.

Session Details
Title : Shaping GME: The Future of Ophthalmology 
Session Code
: SPE03 
Speaker: Dr. Laura Green, Chair of the ACGME Review Committee for Ophthalmology

Meet with the Neurological Surgery Executive Director in Washington, DC
iNeurological surgery program leaders can meet with the ACGME Review Committee Executive Director during the 2023 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and take place September 11, 2023 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC from 12:20-1:50 p.m. Eastern.

Email Accreditation Administrator Randie Salerno with questions or to schedule an appointment.

NEW! Articles of the Week

Post-Dobbs: The Consequences of Abortion Bans on Complex Family Planning Training
Natalie DiCenzo, MD; Marisa Giglio, MD
While recent abortion restrictions more directly impact the education and training of certain medical specialties, abortion bans affect all clinicians who may encounter pregnant patients, including complex family planning physicians who now find their field becoming more stigmatized, siloed, restricted, and even outlawed. This Perspectives article argues for ways the ACGME and other organizations can advocate for creating or expanding access, education and training, and clinician protections.

Using a Consensus-Driven Approach to Incorporate Holistic Review Into an Internal Medicine Residency Program
Emily Caldarelli, EdD; Jennifer J. Hess, MD; Eleanor Weaver, MD; Ryan Buckley, MD; Rebecca R. Swan, MD; Julie Schumacher, PhD; Sophia Kostelanetz, MD, MPH; Mario A. Davidson, PhD, MS, MAS, MA; Megan Whitey, C-TAGME; Reena Black, MBA, C-TAGME; Kyla P. Terhune, MD, MBA
Holistic review within residency admissions has gained a growing interest, as it can better align residency selection criteria with institutional values and increase program diversity. Limited guidance exists, however, on how to practically implement it. This Educational Innovation article reports on how an internal medicine residency program implemented a novel holistic review process using a consensus-driven approach to identify desired applicant attributes that align with institutional mission and values.

Fall 2023 Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment Course Returns to In-Person Format

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.

ACGME Seeks Institutional Review Committee Members

The Institutional Review Committee is seeking five DIO members for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2024. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page linked from the Institutional Review Committee page of the ACGME website. The deadline for submissions is September 8, 2023.

Email questions to

ACGME Seeks Public Member
The following Review Committee seeks its next public member for a six-year term beginning July 1, 2024. 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: 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

ACGME Seeks Resident/Fellow Members 
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.

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

Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Family Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sandra Benitez
Deadline: September 1, 2023

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

Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Allergy and Immunology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Deneen McCall
Deadline: September 30, 2023

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
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.