The ACGME is excited to once again include an educational Exhibit Hall, giving exhibitors the opportunity to reach thousands of attendees in the graduate medical education (GME) community, build valuable connections, and strengthen brand visibility at the Annual Educational Conference. Recruiters are also invited to post available GME opportunities on the conference Job Board – learn more below. NOTE: Sponsorships will open in November.
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The conference Job Board is available earlier than ever before, giving recruiters, institutions, and programs the opportunity to post open positions starting now and reach thousands of GME community job seekers before and through the conference! Additionally, the conference will host in-person recruiters and offer career resources for attendees in a dedicated area of the Exhibit Hall.
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SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT PROPOSAL TODAY!
Showcase research to more than 4,000 colleagues! The ACGME invites proposals for abstracts for the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. Members of the graduate medical education (GME) community are encouraged to use this opportunity to share their innovations and research with their peers. The ACGME particularly encourages medical education outcomes-based research and evaluation.
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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.
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.
Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their specialty-specific 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 convenes specialty-specific writing groups, who, along with members of the specialty community and leaders from other specialties and related fields, rigorously and creatively consider 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 drafts and proposes revisions to the Program Requirements that will prepare learners for current and future practice.
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.
DEADLINE WEDNESDAY! COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
Deadline: August 30, 2023
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.
The following Program Requirements and accompanying Impact Statement are posted for review and comment here:
DEADLINE APPROACHING! SEPTEMBER 11, 2023
COMMENT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
COMMENT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2023
COMMENT DEADLINE: OCTOBER 4, 2023
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Features of Effective Clinical Competency Committees
Kathleen Rowland, MD, MS; Deborah Edberg, MD; Lauren Anderson, PhD, MEd; Katherine Wright, PhD, MPH
This study was conducted as part of the 2022 Council of Academic Family Medicine Educational Research Alliance survey of family medicine residency program directors. The survey assessed Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) methods, policies, faculty development, structure, and overall CCC time required. Findings suggest that formal policies, faculty development, and adequate time for CCC faculty members are associated with an effective CCC, especially if goals beyond “identifying failure” are desired.
Excellent vs Excessive: Helping Trainees Balance Performance and Perfectionism
Kay M. Johnson, MD, MPH; Stuart J. Slavin, MD; Traci A. Takahashi, MD, MPH
Medical educators should learn to recognize maladaptive perfectionism, avoid reinforcing it, and encourage self-awareness. By providing feedback that both normalizes maladaptive perfectionism as an occupational hazard and broadens insight into the costs versus benefits of perfectionism, faculty members may help affected learners use their time and energy more productively, improving their mental health and career satisfaction.
TWO WEEKS! 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.
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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.
DEADLINE FRIDAY! FAMILY MEDICINE
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
DEADLINE FRIDAY! 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