September 5, 2023

September 6, 2023

NEW! Reasons to Attend #ACGME2024

Join colleagues from across graduate medical education (GME) at the ACGME’s signature learning event to experience three days of sessions filled with innovation and forward-thinking content!

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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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 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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NEW! Full Program Schedule Now Available!
GME leaders representing more than 180 Sponsoring Institutions will be in attendance to explore successful and promising institutional innovations, connect and collaborate, and develop strategies for leading change within their institutions.
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.

NEW! 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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NEW! 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.

NEXT WEEK! 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

MUA/P 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! 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.

NEW! 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.
NEW! 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.

Register Today! Fall 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.

Review and Comment
The following Program Requirements and accompanying Impact Statement are posted for review and comment here:
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
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! Call for New Ideas 2024

Call for New Ideas Submissions 2024
Submission 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 for more information.

NEW! Articles of the Week
Association of a Gamified Journal Club on Internal Medicine Residents’ Engagement and Critical Appraisal Skills
Steven Allon, MD; Alan Baggett, MD; Benjamin Hayes, MD; Katherine Glosemeyer, MD; Jose Cavo, MD; Rami Pacha, DO; Joanna Zurko, MD; Nidhip Patel, DO; Ryan Kraemer, MD
In this study, residents participated in a 12-month gamified journal club with hourlong competitions in which resident teams competed to answer a clinical prompt by critically appraising an original article of their choice. A chief medical resident or faculty member moderated each session and chose the winning team, which received a nominal prize of candy. The study demonstrates a gamified journal club was associated with improvements in engagement and minimal change in critical appraisal skills.

Residents’ Report of COVID-19 Associated Training Disruptions, Stressors, and Opportunities During the Pandemic—The Singapore Experience
Samuel Ji Quan Koh, MBBS, MRCP; Ting Hui Woon, MS, BSc; Warren Fong, MBBS, MRCP, FAMS; et al.
Surveying SingHealth residents, the authors found that concerns about family’s health and safety pertaining to potential COVID-19 infection, progression in education and training, and completion of examinations were the top three stressors. Despite the challenges, many surveyed thought that experiencing the pandemic provided more meaning in their career.
DEADLINE FRIDAY! 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.

Additional information is available underDocuments 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.