September 25, 2023

September 25, 2023

LAST CHANCE! Call for Abstracts

Showcase research to more than 4,000 colleagues in the graduate medical education (GME) community! The ACGME invites proposals for abstracts for the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. Members of the GME community are encouraged to use this opportunity to share their innovations and research with their peers. The ACGME particularly encourages outcomes-based research and evaluation.

Learn More and Submit an Abstract Proposal
Submissions are due Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Central.

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NEW! #ACGME2024 Activity Spotlight: Preparing Meals for Those in Need

The ACGME is proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, a non-profit organization that works to distribute food and grocery products to more than 625 local non-profit feeding partners throughout central Florida. ACGME conference attendees will be able to help put together thousands of meals during the Welcoming Reception!

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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.

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Review and Comment

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

Neuromuscular Medicine

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

NEW! Major Revision of Program Requirements for Neurology and Child Neurology Subspecialties Coming Soon

The Review Committee for Neurology is preparing to begin a major revision of the Program Requirements for the subspecialties of clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuromuscular medicine, and vascular neurology and invites comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revisions are developed. In particular, the Review Committee invites comments related to what the respective subspecialties will look like in the future, and the competencies, resources, and personnel necessary to create physicians who will practice in the subspecialty. Comments should be submitted to by Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

Changes to the ACGME Common Program Requirements are not within the purview of the Review Committee and, therefore, comments related to Common Program Requirements, indicated by bold font in the Requirements documents, should not be submitted and will not be considered.

NEW! Meet with the Orthopaedic Surgery Executive Director

Orthopaedic surgery program leaders can schedule appointments with Executive Director Corey Parker, MPA at two upcoming events. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

The first event is the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand October 3-4, 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.

The second event is the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 2023 Annual Fall Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Appointments will be scheduled for Friday, October 6, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Mountain and and Saturday, October 7, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mountain at The Broadmoor.

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

Rural Track Questionnaires Added for Obstetrics and Gynecology Programs

Obstetrics and gynecology residency programs applying for a rural track must now complete a supplemental questionnaire. A questionnaire has been created for new programs applying for ACGME accreditation and requesting Rural Track Program (RTP) designation. A second questionnaire and supplemental instructions have been made for existing programs that submit a permanent complement increase request to add a rural track within the program and for those pursuing RTP designation.

The documents are available under the Documents and Resources tab of the Obstetrics and Gynecology section as well as on the Rural Track Program designation web page on the ACGME website.

Email questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.

Case Log Update: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Case Log System has been updated to better document fellows’ experiences and more than 40 additional CPT codes are being tracked. Fellows can also now log laser resurfacing of the face (to find this option from the "Area/Type/Code" tab, enter a keyword in the "Code or Keyword" search tool).

Reports will reflect some changes to procedure types, including the addition of “Temporal artery biopsy.” Additionally, the type “Botox” has been renamed “Injectables.” A list of all procedures tracked in the Case Log System is available in ADS (Case Logs > Download/Reports > Tracked Codes).

Email questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.

Case Log System Update: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

When logging procedures, residents will now designate whether the procedure was completed with the patient awake/under light sedation or under anesthesia/deep sedation.

Procedures in this specialty are increasingly being completed in an office, emergency department, or operating room with patients awake. Collecting this information will highlight to residents that these procedures are important and should be accounted for in the Case Log System. This will also provide the Review Committee with a better understanding of the resident experience with these types of procedures.

Email questions to Associate Executive Director Jennifer Luna.

NEW! The ACGME Seeks a 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 the Documents and Resources tab on the Nuclear Medicine page of the ACGME website.
Contact: Bianca Andino
Deadline: December 15, 2023

THIS WEEK! Resident Member Nominations

The following Review and Recognition Committees seek nominations for their next resident members. 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 Allergy and Immunology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Deneen McCall
Deadline: September 30, 2023

PSYCHIATRY - Deadline Saturday!
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: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: October 2, 2023

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.
 Bianca Andino
October 13, 2023

NEW! Call for New Ideas Submissions 2024

Deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 8:00 a.m. Central
Each fall, JGME accepts submissions of New Ideas that briefly describe novel GME interventions or assessments that have been implemented at least once with preliminary evidence of success in terms of outcomes and acceptability.

Visit the official Call for New Ideas webpage for more information.

NEW! Articles of the Week

Does the Degree Matter? MD and DO Students Who Match Into OB/GYN Report Different Experiences in US Undergraduate Medical Education
Fei Cai, MD; Sarah Santiago, MD; Elizabeth Southworth, MD; Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, MD; Emily Fay, MD; Eileen Y. Wang, MD; R. Nicholas Burns, MD
Although allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical students have similar curricular requirements, little is known about differences in MD and DO preparedness for obstetrics and gynecology residency. This study concluded that MD students matched to US obstetric and gynecology residency programs reported longer clerkship and more home sub-internships, while DO students reported more hands-on experiences. Despite reporting similar confidence in knowledge and skills, DO students felt less prepared for the first year of residency.

Mid to Senior Clinician Educator Career Transitions and Vitality
Vincent D. Pellegrini Jr., MD; Deborah Simpson, PhD; Robert Milner, PhD; Nancy D. Spector, MD
This Rip Out provides clinical educators step-by-step guidance and action items for career transitions, including strengthening and using colleague networks, financial planning, and how to highlight personal value to an institution or program.

NEW! Milestones Mid-Year Reporting Will Open October 30, 2023

The reporting window will be open Monday, October 30, 2023 through Friday, January 12, 2024. Milestones assessments can be submitted via the Accreditation Data System (ADS) at any point during this time. FAQs can be found on the ACGME website.

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Letters of Notification and Site Visit Announcement Letter Changes

Historically, when the ACGME communicated an accreditation/recognition action or the scheduling of an accreditation/recognition site visit, the Letter of Notification or Site Visit Announcement Letter was posted in the ADS and attached to the email sent to the institution and/or program leadership. As of September 14, 2023, letters are no longer attached to these emails. These letters are posted in ADS, and the email will still provide instructions on how to access the letter in ADS. This change was implemented to increase security and confidentiality.

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Remediation Toolkit Available

The ACGME is pleased to launch the ACGME Remediation Toolkit, authored by renowned experts from across the country. The free course is designed to provide educators and administrators in GME the knowledge, tools, and strategies necessary to effectively address the challenges faced by struggling learners in the field.

The course comprises 11 modules covering a range of essential topics related to remediation. These modules will equip educators and administrators with a solid foundation for addressing the needs of struggling learners, implementing effective remediation strategies, and fostering a supportive and conducive learning environment in GME.

The remediation toolkit is part of a suite of materials the ACGME provides to aid in faculty development, including the Improving Assessment Using Direct Observation Toolkit and the Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment Course.

Access the course through Learn at ACGME or by going to the ACGME Remediation Toolkit.

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.

Join the session Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m. Central for the second virtual MUA/P interest group session on “Faculty Development for Urban and Rural Programs.”

Additional call dates are October 24 and November 28 at 3:00 p.m. Central.

Complete this registration form to RSVP for the series.

Join the online MUA/P and GME discussion forum and view recordings from past MUA/P interest group sessions in the MUA/P and GME Resource Center.

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.

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