January 29, 2024

January 29, 2024

Online Registration Closing February 16!
The conference will bring together thousands of GME professionals, allowing each attendee to learn and grow professionally and make new and lasting connections! There will also be activities, including a family movie night, yoga, a food-packing event with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and more!

two pickleball raquets and yellow whiffle ballACTIVITY SPOTLIGHT: PICKLEBALL

Join colleagues on the court! #ACGME2024 will have open slots available throughout the conference to get some fresh air and challenge colleagues to a game of pickleball. Paddles will be provided. Sign-ups for court times will be available in the Conference Mobile App. More than 4,000 people have already registered for the conference. The hotel room block has sold out.

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Annual Educational Conference Job Board
Recruiters, institutions, and programs can post open positions and reach thousands of GME community job seekers before and throughout the conference. At the conference, a dedicated area of the Exhibit Hall will have in-person recruiters and career resources.

Email questions to conferencejobboard@acgme.org.

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

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THURSDAY! Call for 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 by selecting Documents and Resources at the top of the Dermatology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Sandra Benitez
Deadline: February 1, 2024

NEW! The ACGME and the Docs With Disabilities Initiative (DWDI) Partner for Disability Hub
The ACGME, in partnership with DWDI, received a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Catalyst Award for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education for their project, Multimedia Resource Hub for Disability Inclusion in Graduate Medical Education. The aim of the project is to support education and enhance disability inclusion, learner safety, and accessibility in the clinical learning environment for residents and fellows.

NEW! Women with Disabilities in Medicine/Disability in Graduate Medical Education Panel: Transitioning from UME to GME

The event, open to all at no cost, will be held March 28 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Central. Captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) are provided.

Leaders and learners will share insights on navigating the pathway from medical school to residency, thriving as a resident with a disability, and addressing the unique challenges that often disproportionally impact women. The panel discussion will be moderated by ACGME Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pilar Ortega, MD.

Register to Participate

NEW! Comment on the Draft Foundational Competencies for Undergraduate Medical Education

The ACGME, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), are requesting input on the first draft of the Foundational Competencies for Undergraduate Medical Education.

This work is part of a multi-year initiative led by the ACGME, AAMC, and AACOM to create a common set of foundational competencies for use in UME programs in the US. This initiative aligns with recommendations outlined in the Undergraduate Medical Education-Graduate Medical Education Review Committee and is part of a comprehensive effort to improve the transition to residency.

Input is due by February 12, 2024.

Review the Competencies and Provide Feedback

Register for Free Webinars on Faculty Development Toolkits

Join a 45-minute online walkthrough of the Remediation Toolkit on February 6, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Central. There will be time for Q and A during the session.

Authored by experts from across the US, the toolkit is intended to enhance the success and development of struggling learners across a number of domains, providing guidance on coaching professionalism, communication skills, clinical reasoning, and organization and efficiency. The webinar will offer an overview of the toolkit and its uses. The toolkit and the webinar are offered at no cost to the GME community.

Register for the Remediation Toolkit Webinar

Participate in a free workshop Monday, February 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central. 

Explore the ACGME’s new Improving Assessment Using Direct Observation Toolkit with ACGME experts and toolkit authors in this workshop. It is designed to help faculty members improve the frequency and quality of direct observation of learners with patients. The toolkit and workshop are offered at no cost to members of the GME community.

Register for the Direct Observation Toolkit Workshop

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2025 ACGME Awards!

The ACGME recognizes notable designated institutional officials, program directors, residents and fellows, institutional and program coordinators, programs, institutions, and specialty and not-for-profit organizations for their outstanding work and contributions to GME through its Awards Program, which includes:

  • John C. Gienapp Award
  • Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
  • David C. Leach Award
  • Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award
  • GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award
  • Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Award
  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award

Nomination materials are available on each award's page in the Awards section of the ACGME website. The nomination deadline is March 27 at 5:00 p.m. Central.

ACGME Seeks Members for MUA/P Advisory Group
The ACGME seeks nominations of a resident/fellow and senior clinical executive leader (e.g., chief executive officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers) for the MUA/P Advisory Group. This group provides consultation concerning implementation of the ACGME’s framework for MUA/P and GME. Nominations are due by March 17, 2024.

The senior clinical executive leader will serve up to three years with the option of renewing for an additional three-year term. Resident/fellow members will serve two-year terms. Self-nominations are accepted.

Details: Additional information is available on the MUA/P Advisory Group web page of the ACGME website.
Contact: Laney McDougal
Deadline: March 17, 2024

Resident/Fellow and Faculty Surveys

The reporting period for the ACGME’s annual surveys will open February 12, 2024, and run for eight weeks, ending April 7, 2024. The ACGME anticipates that Sponsoring Institutions and programs will receive survey reports in early May.

The ACGME will continue to notify and remind Sponsoring Institutions and program leaders about the survey throughout the administration period. As in previous years, program leadership is charged with alerting survey takers about their participation using the existing mechanisms available within the Accreditation Data System (ADS). The ACGME will NOT notify your survey takers directly. Program administrators should review and, if necessary, update their Resident/Fellow and Faculty Rosters in ADS before the surveys open to ensure accurate scheduling of survey participants.

Email questions to ADS@acgme.org.

NEW EPISODE! Hot Topics in MedEd Podcast

Show Us the Evidence: Are the Tools We’re Using for Residency Selection Really the Best We’ve Got?
Jeremy M. Lipman, MD and Judith French, PhD discuss their systematic review of metrics used in the selection of and future performance predictions for residents in the US. They share findings and practical advice for program directors to effectively recruit residents so both residents and the program will thrive.

Read the accompanying article: A Systematic Review of Metrics Utilized in the Selection and Prediction of Future Performance of Residents in the United States

NEW! Articles of the Week

Management of the Electronic Health Record Inbox: Results from a National Survey of Internal Medicine Program Directors
Brianna Vaa Stelling, MD; Andrew J. Halvorsen, MS; Denise Dupras, MD, PhD; Lisa Kearns, MD, MS; Michael Kisielewski, MA; Shannon K. Martin, MD, MS; Brian Uthlaut, MD; Emily Leasure, MD
This study revealed there is a broad range of strategies for, and levels of, education and supervision of the electronic health record (EHR) for residents; some were aware of patient safety events resulting from unsupervised inbox management. This study suggests a need for intentional structure around learning to manage an EHR inbox independently.

Sponsoring Institution-Based Fellowships: Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management
Paul Foster Johnson, MFA; Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH
The ACGME recently began accrediting Sponsoring Institution-based programs in health care administration, leadership, and management. This article provides an overview of these programs, including required fellowship curriculum elements.

Call for Nominations for Resident Members of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Editorial Board

JGME is seeking current residents or fellows for open resident editor positions on its Editorial Board. Selected editors will join a diverse board representing a wide range of specialties and institutions. The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Monday, March 11, 2024. There are two resident/fellow editor positions:

  • Position A: Residents or fellows who wish to learn about and participate in the manuscript submission to final decision process for JGME (up to four positions available)
  • Position B: Residents or fellows who want to participate in the visual abstract program for accepted articles (up to three positions available)

Candidates should email their CV and a brief letter of interest to jgme@acgme.org. The letter should include a statement that the applicant’s program director supports participation and whether the applicant is interested in position A or B.

Visit jgme.org for details; email questions to jgme@acgme.org.

A Systems Approach to Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

This course will be offered May 5-10, 2024 at the ACGME office in Chicago, Illinois.

The course is designed to help participants build effective assessment programs for their residency or fellowship. Sessions are highly interactive and use multiple learning approaches, including simulation practice, peer consultations, and application exercises, to provide participants with methods and tools for effective assessment. The course also provides a roadmap for developing an assessment system to assist participants in implementing changes within their own institution.

Learn More and Register

Email questions to Faculty Development Program Manager Chandra Hill.

Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents 2024 Dates Announced

The Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents is designed to provide a transitional experience into the role of chief resident. The program introduces leadership concepts to enhance individual effectiveness in a leadership role.

The program is three full days and is open to chief residents from all medical and surgical specialties. Eight sessions will be offered in 2024:

    • March 25-27, Chicago, Illinois
    • April 8-10, Redondo Beach, California
    • April 11-13, Redondo Beach, California
    • April 29-May 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • May 6-8, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • May 9-11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • June 13-15, Chicago, Illinois
    • June 18-20, Chicago, Illinois

            Register Today!

            Email questions to Manager, Well-Being Initiatives Bethanie Alden

            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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