August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023

NEW! Call for Exhibits now OPEN!

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.

Review the 2024 Exhibitor Prospectus and All Other Details

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OPEN TO ALL! Post Job Opportunities on the Annual Educational Conference Job Board!

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.

Learn More about the Annual Educational Conference Job Board

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Call for Abstracts: 2024 Annual Educational Conference

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.

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

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PLENARY SESSION ANNOUNCED! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts after the SCOTUS Decision
What efforts should GME programs undertake in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision regarding affirmative action in higher education? The opening session of the National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions meeting will explore this pivotal decision and its potential impacts with panelists Haywood Brown, MD, senior associate vice president, University of Southern Florida Health Faculty and Academic Affairs; Tonya Fancher MD, MPH, associate dean, Workforce Innovation and Education Quality Improvement, University of California, Davis; and William McDade, MD, PhD, ACGME chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. 

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

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

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TWO WEEKS! 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. It is available in Learn at ACGME at no cost to the GME community.

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

Common Program Requirements Updates

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.

CLER Program Workshop Recording Available
The recording of a 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.
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.

Upcoming Call Dates: Tuesdays, September 26; October 24; and November 28 at 3:00 p.m. Central.

Complete this registration form to RSVP for the series.

Shaping GME | Call for Comments

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: August 30, 2023

REGISTER TODAY! 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

Review and Comment

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

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

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

NEW! Journal of Graduate Medical Education Articles of the Week

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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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 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

Details: 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

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

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.