September 11, 2023

September 11, 2023

NEW! #ACGME2024 Program Guide Now Available!

The Annual Educational Conference Program Guide and the Schedule At A Glance is available for viewing! The conference will take place in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. On 255 acres along the headwaters of the Everglades, the resort offers dining, swimming, shopping, a spa, tennis, golf, and much more!

#ACGME2024 will also feature open court times for pickleball. Browse the hotel website to learn more about the property offerings. The room block opens with registration.

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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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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! Members of the 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.

Learn More about Submitting an Abstract Proposal

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

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TOMORROW! 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 webinar sessions:
September 12: 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central
September 12: 4:15-5:00 p.m. Central

NEW! Plenary Topics Announced!

The plenary presentations for the National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions meeting will cover three critically important topics:

  • The impact of the Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in higher education and its relevance to Sponsoring Institutions for GME
  • Partnering with Clinical Leaders: the new accreditation of Sponsoring Institution-based fellowships in health care administration, leadership, and management
  • GME/Clinical Learning Environment Integration: University of Chicago’s IGNITE Initiative to Optimize Patient Care

In-person and newly created remote opportunities are designed to allow participants to learn and connect with other institutional leaders to advance forward-looking improvements in Sponsoring Institutions and clinical learning environments. Leaders will collaborate through educational experiences, explore successful practices, and address challenges in advancing and optimizing GME.

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.

View the Program, Agenda-at-a-Glance, and Presenters

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Letters of Notification and Site Visit Announcement Letter Change

Currently, when the ACGME communicates an accreditation/recognition action or the scheduling of an accreditation/recognition site visit, the Letter of Notification or Site Visit Announcement Letter is posted in the Accreditation Data System (ADS) and is also attached to the email sent to the institution and/or program leadership.

Beginning September 14, 2023, letters will no longer be attached to these emails. These letters will continue to post in ADS, and the email will continue to provide instructions on how to access the letter in ADS. This change is being implemented to increase security and confidentiality.

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Remediation Toolkit Available

The ACGME is pleased to launch of 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 mentioned in this e-Communication.

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.

NEW! ACGME Case Log Update for Ophthalmology

The glaucoma category is being updated in the Case Log to reflect current practices and improve documentation of residents’ experiences. The changes should be completed by the end of October 2023. New glaucoma minimums will be in effect for the 2024 graduates although not enforced by the Review Committee until 2025 to give programs time to acclimate. Programs should ensure residents are recording all glaucoma cases in the Case Log System. More information will be shared once the Case Log updates are finalized.

Email questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.

NEW! Meet with the Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Subspecialty Executive Director in Toronto

Hand surgery program leaders can meet with the ACGME Review Committee Executive Director during the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Toronto, Ontario.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and take place on October 3, 2023, and October 4, 2023, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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

Block Diagram Assistance for Dermatology Programs

Instructions and an example for construction of a block diagram available in ADS to assist in completing the Annual Update. Review the instructions here; users are required to log into ADS to access the document.

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 along with 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 for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The ACGME Case Log has been updated to better document fellows’ experiences. 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 is available in ADS (Case Logs > Download/Reports > Tracked Codes).

Email questions to Executive Director Kathleen Quinn-Leering.

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

Neuromuscular Medicine

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

NEW! Journal of Graduate Medical Education Articles of the Week

Near-Peer Supervision in Primary Care: Bringing Teaching Teams From the Wards to the Clinic
Katherine L. Chen, MD, PhD; Stanley E. Yuan, MD; Elizabeth K. Asfaw, MD; et al.
While residents train for both hospital-based and outpatient careers, near-peer teaching (i.e., a more senior resident precepts a junior resident), is often concentrated in inpatient settings. This Educational Innovation article evaluates a pilot program called Primary Care Teaching (PC Teach), which translates the near-peer, experiential learning teaching model of inpatient wards to the continuity clinic setting via a longitudinal resident-as-preceptor program. PC Teach showed promise as being feasible, acceptable to participants, and increasing confidence in teaching.

Comparing Machine Learning Models and Human Raters When Ranking Medical Student Performance Evaluations
Jonathan Kibble, PhD; Jeffrey Plochocki, PhD
The Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) is a lengthy narrative summary of each student’s performance in US medical schools. While informative, these writings are challenging for residency programs to evaluate for large numbers of applicants. The authors of this Educational Innovation article created a novel rubric to assess MSPE narratives,  and used three machine language models to rank MSPEs and to compare faculty member rubric scores with machine language model outputs. While the rubric performed well, the machine language models were unable to reliably screen and rank MSPE narratives.

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

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 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
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.

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