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.
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.
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.
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.
DIRECT OBSERVATION TOOLKIT
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
Candidates should email their CV and a brief letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
Email questions to Faculty Development Program Manager Chandra Hill.
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:
Email questions to Manager, Well-Being Initiatives Bethanie Alden.
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.