June 10, 2024

June 10, 2024
CLOSING THIS WEEK! #ACGME2025 Call for Sessions

Submit a session proposal for the 2025 ACGME Annual Educational Conference and share best practices and innovations with the GME community! Proposals for conference concurrent sessions, and the Coordinator Forum and Osteopathic Recognition Full-Day Courses will be considered.

Accepted sessions will be presented in person at the conference in Nashville, Tennessee, February 20-22, 2025.

Click on the applicable link below for more information:

Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, June 12 at 12:00 p.m. Central:
Osteopathic Recognition Full-Day Course

Proposal Deadline: Friday, June 14 at 5:00 p.m. Central:
Concurrent Sessions
Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course

Annual Educational Conference: acgmeconference@acgme.org
Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course: coordinatorforum@acgme.org
Osteopathic Recognition Full-Day Course: SingleGME@acgme.org

Proposed Program Requirements

The following Program Requirements and accompanying Impact Statements are posted for review and comment, here:

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Neurophysiology
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Neuromuscular Medicine
Vascular Neurology

Combined Programs

NEW! Thoracic Surgery Program Director Appointment Guidance Document Updated

The Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery is providing updated guidance on the criteria for review and approval of program directors. Programs are strongly encouraged to review this information prior to submission of program director changes in the Accreditation Data System (ADS).

Email questions to Senior Accreditation Administrator Caleb Mitchell.

NEW! Interventional Pulmonology Milestones Available

The Milestones for Interventional Pulmonology are now available on the Milestones page of the Internal Medicine section of the ACGME website. Programs will begin using the new Milestones in July 2024, with the first reporting window in the winter of the 2024-2025 academic year. A Supplemental Guide has also been created as a companion tool, in both Word and PDF format.

Email questions to milestones@acgme.org.

Program Requirements for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Updated

The Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Pediatric Hospital Medicine that became effective on July 1, 2023 have been updated to correct the omission of specialty-specific requirement IV.C.3.a).(2).(a). The corrected documents are now available on the Program Requirements, FAQs, and Applications tab of the Pediatrics section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Executive Director Caroline Fischer.

NEXT WEEK! Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery Executive Director and Chair to Hold Office Hours in St. Louis

Orthopaedic surgery program leaders can meet with the ACGME Review Committee executive director and chair during the 2024 American Orthopaedic Association Annual Leadership Meeting on June 20-22, 2024, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and take place at the St. Louis Union Station, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Email Accreditation Administrator Deanna Eallonardo with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Institutional Update Reminders, Resources, and Office Hours

The ACGME emailed designated institutional officials (DIOs) and institutional coordinators April 24 with key information about the ADS Annual Update. Resources to assist in the update are available in the ADS Help Center. Offices hours to discuss the changes and answer questions will be held using this link on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central on July 9 and July 30.
Email questions to sponsoringinstitutions@acgme.org.

FRIDAY! Call for Applicants: Clinical Learning Environment Toolkit for Formative Assessment

The ACGME is seeking up to 10 ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions to test the first modular component of the new Clinical Learning Environment Toolkit for Formative Assessment. The first module will address the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Focus Area of Patient Safety.

The toolkit is a direct response to the GME community’s requests for the CLER Program to expand its reach to multiple participating sites that are part of a single Sponsoring Institution. The toolkit will provide clinical learning environment executives and GME leaders with a framework with which they can continuously conduct their own assessment of all their clinical learning environments to identify improvement opportunities, innovate, and monitor performance in the CLER Focus Areas. 

Submit an application by completing the online form. Click here to learn more about the toolkit and to apply. The application deadline is June 14, 2024. Selected participants will receive final notification on July 19, 2024.

Email questions to cler@acgme.org.

Improvements Are Coming to Learn at ACGME!

A redesign of Learn at ACGME, the ACGME's online learning portal, will be rolled out in June. The improvements incorporate user feedback to make Learn at ACGME easier to navigate and more beneficial for the GME community. Click on the image below for a preview of the new look!

The redesign process will take a few weeks, so some users will see changes sooner than others, and some users will be prompted to update their profiles. Watch the ACGME's communication channels, including the e-Communication for more information.

ADS and Case Log System Downtime due to Academic Year Rollover

ADS and the ACGME Case Log System will be unavailable from 11:59 p.m. Central on Friday, June 28 until approximately 4:00 p.m. Central on Saturday, June 29. The systems will convert to the 2024-2025 Academic Year during this period. After 4:00 p.m. June 29, the ACGME's data systems will reflect Academic Year 2024-2025, and all residents and fellows will have an unconfirmed status.

Email questions to ADS@acgme.org.

NEXT WEEK! ACGME Clinician Educator Journal Club

Hear directly from authors on critical topics in medical education and participate in lively discussions that bring out nuances and enhance understanding of content. June Session Information

Article: An Interesting Case
When: June 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central
Speaker: Samantha J. Magier, MD, MEng
Moderator: ACGME Senior Vice President of Competencies, Milestones, and Faculty Development Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE

Register Today 

This monthly online event occurs on the third Thursday of each month. This resource is offered at no cost to the GME community. New topics, articles, and speakers will be offered each session. Participants should read the article ahead of time and come with questions. 

ACGME Seeks Resident/Fellow Members

The following Review Committees seek nominations for their next resident member position. 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 Committees will forward their selections to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. Terms begin July 1, 2025, and end June 30, 2027.

Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: September 2, 2024

Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Thoracic Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Aimee Morales
Deadline: September 2, 2024

Details: Additional information, including the nomination form, is available upon request.
Contact: Cheryl Gross
Deadline: July 22, 2024

Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Pathology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Rebecca Fessler
Deadline: July 31, 2024
Preventive Medicine
Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Preventive Medicine section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Rebecca Fessler
Deadline: July 31, 2024

Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Urology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Shellie Bardgett
Deadline: August 2, 2024

Details: Additional information is available under Documents and Resources in the Neurology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Deneen McCall
Deadline: September 30, 2024

Transitional Year Review Committee Member Nominations Open

The Committee is seeking three new physician members. Candidates must be board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, or radiology through a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or certifying board of the American Osteopathic Association. The new committee members' term will begin July 1, 2025, and end June 30, 2031. Additional information, including the nomination form, is available upon request. Nominations must be received by July 22, 2024. Email questions to Executive Director Cheryl Gross.

NEW! Faculty Development Hub Courses

In addition to offering the Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment course in Chicago, the ACGME collaborates with institutions and organizations in the United States and abroad to offer scaled, tailored versions of the course. For course and registration information about these offerings, visit the ACGME Faculty Development web page or select a link below.

Currently accepting registrations:

Renewal 2024: A GME Retreat Fostering Compassionate Leadership and Personal Growth

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and leadership development at Renewal 2024. Drawing on more than 20 years of widely praised retreats for ACGME Courage to Teach, Courage to Lead, and Coordinator Excellence awardees, this experience is intended to broaden the availability of the acclaimed work of educator Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal to the entire GME community. Space is limited.

Renewal 2024
September 11-13, 2024
Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Oregon, Ohio
Learn More and Register

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

The Role of ACGME International in Enhancing Opportunities of Residents for Advanced Subspecialty Training
James A. Arrighi, MD; Lorraine C. Lewis, EdD; Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP
The value of the services that ACGME International (ACGME-I) provides varies from institution to institution. There is one value, however, that is universally noted across all ACGME-I-accredited institutions: the potential to improve and expand training opportunities for residents and fellows, both within and external to the local Sponsoring Institution.

Understanding the Differences That Differentiate: A Model for Deciding Which Literature Review to Conduct
Lara Varpio, PhD; Robin Parker, MLIS; Anna MacLeod, PhD
If medical educators want to harness the full power of literature reviews to support their academic work, they need to become acquainted with other forms of knowledge synthesis that are relevant to health professions education. This article provides guidance for the JGME literature review series, to help scholars determine which of eight types of literature reviews can help them achieve their research goals.

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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