September 18, 2023

September 18, 2023

Registration Closes Today for the Meeting This Week!

Designed specifically for designated institutional officials (DIOs) and other institutional leaders, the meeting will convene in Chicago and online. Registration closes today at 5:00 p.m. Central.

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NEW! 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 Accreditation Data System (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. 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! #ACGME2024 Networking Highlight: Career Resources and the ACGME Hub

The Exhibit Hall will provide opportunities for graduate medical education (GME) professionals seeking opportunities to learn and engage.

The Exhibit Hall will also feature a Career Resources area which includes the exhibiting recruiters, the Mentor/Mentee Program meet-up, a professional resume writer and editor, and more!

Several ACGME departments will be highlighted in the ACGME Hub, giving attendees the opportunity to drop in for consultations throughout the conference.

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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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TWO WEEKS LEFT! Call for Abstracts: 2024 Annual Educational Conference

The ACGME invites proposals for abstracts for the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. All accepted abstracts will be presented on site as posters at the conference. Members of the GME community are encouraged to use this opportunity to share their innovations and research with their peers.

Learn More and Submit an Abstract Proposal

Submissions Due: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Central

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Review and Comment

The following Program Requirements and accompanying Impact Statements 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! 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! Case Log Update: Ophthalmology

The glaucoma category is being updated in the Case Log System 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 adjust. 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.

Meet with Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery Executive Director in Toronto

Hand surgery program leaders can meet with Executive Director Corey Parker, MPA 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 3-4, 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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.


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 Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Jennifer Luna
Deadline: October 2, 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

NEW! Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Articles of the Week

Program Misrepresentation in the Doximity Residency Navigator
Sarah C. Smith, MD, MS; Apolonia Elisabeth Abramowicz, MD, FASA
In this Perspective, authors report inaccuracies in their program’s information published on the Doximity Residency Navigator, show that these inaccuracies are increasing over time, and describe how Doximity’s methodology perpetuates erroneous information being presented to residency applicants.

The Trainee Perspective on Getting Started With Scholarship in Graduate Medical Education
Breanne Jaqua, DO, MPH; Shanice Robinson, MD; Joshua Belfer, MD; Amanda S. Xi, MD, MSE
At the 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, the ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents hosted a session about research in GME dedicated to the learner perspective and addressing common questions and barriers GME learners experience when starting scholarship, which are outlined in this article.

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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