August 7, 2023

August 7, 2023

COMING SOON! Call for Abstracts Will Open August 21

All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the 2024 Annual Educational 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 share their innovations and research with their peers.

Learn More about Submitting an Abstract
Submit a proposal by Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Central.

Call for Abstracts:

DEADLINE TODAY! Continuing Education Survey
This survey is open to all members of the GME community and through it the ACGME hopes to identify issues and concerns that can be addressed through an expansion of continuing medical education (CME) offerings.
Share thoughts and opinions on future educational activities, as well as any other related topics. Survey results will inform development of future ACGME education initiatives and programming.

The survey closes today and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

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.

For more information and to register, visit the meeting web page.

TUESDAY! Health Equity Grand Rounds
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 and CME credit will be offered at no cost to attendees. This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

WEDNESDAY! CLER Zoom Workshop: Teaming in the Clinical Learning Environment

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.

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Time: 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 ID916 0262 3047 (ID is linked)
Passcode: 867559
Dial-In (Audio Only): 833.548.0282 US Toll Free

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 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.

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

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

Correctional (Carceral) Medicine

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

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 30, 2023

Deadline: August 23, 2023

NEW! Program Requirements for Congenital Cardiac Surgery Updated
The revised Program Requirements in Graduate Medical Education for Congenital Cardiac Surgery, effective July 1, 2023, have been approved by the ACGME Board of Directors and can be found under Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications in the Thoracic Surgery section of the ACGME website.

Significant changes include: the requirement that all programs be 24 months in length; and revisions to procedural minima to reflect the increased program duration. The revised Case Log minima can be found under Documents and Resources in the Thoracic Surgery section of the ACGME website and are in effect for fellows who began their program July 1, 2023.

Accredited programs should provide the following materials during their Accreditation Data System (ADS) Annual Update:
  • An updated block diagram demonstrating how fellows will spend the 24 months of the program
  • An updated Faculty Roster, if applicable
Programs are welcome to add relevant additional information regarding the transition to the 24-month format into the “Major Changes” section of ADS.

Any participating sites added require advance approval by the Review Committee. Note that the approved complement has not automatically increased. For example, a program approved for one fellow per year continues to be approved for one fellow total rather than one per year. Programs with adequate volume for an increase in complement may apply for a permanent complement increase (only reviewed at full Review Committee meetings).

Meet with the Neurological Surgery Executive Director in Washington, DC
Neurological 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.
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.

NEW! Hot Topics in MedEd

JGME Editor-in-Chief Gail Sullivan, MD speaks with Monica Saxena, MD, JD; Callie Cox Bauer, DO; and Alyssa A. Vigliotti, MD about the repercussions of restrictive laws preventing evidence-based medicine in GME and what members of the GME community can do to protect the future of health care. Linked below are the articles discussed in the episode.

Reworking Emergency Medicine Resident Education Post-Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization
Monica Rakesh Saxena, MD, JD; Esther K. Choo, MD, MPH; Sara Andrabi, MD

Turning Rage Into Action: Abortion Care and Residency Training in the United States
Callie Cox Bauer, DO; Anwar Jackson, MD, MS; Nimisha Kumar, MD; Kayla Bauer, DO; Nikki Zite, MD, MPH

Lessons From the Delta
Alyssa A. Vigliotti, MD

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 Colon and Rectal Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: August 11, 2023

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

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

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.