June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024
Proposed Program Requirements

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

Clinical Neurophysiology
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Neuromuscular Medicine
Vascular Neurology

Combined Programs

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

NEW! Subspecialty Proposal

As part of the ongoing effort to encourage participation of the GME community and the public in the process of reviewing potential new specialties or subspecialties for accreditation, the ACGME offers a 45-day comment period to the community of interest regarding proposed new specialties and subspecialties. The subspecialty below is currently under consideration. Review the proposal and access the public comment form.

Transplant Nephrology (Internal Medicine)

NEW! Updates Are Live! Check Out the Redesigned Learn at ACGME

Responding to community feedback, the ACGME has enhanced its online education portal, making it easier to navigate and more useful to the GME community. As of today, the entire GME community will be able to access the improved platform. An orientation video helping users navigate the new design is available on the home page of Learn at ACGME. Improved features include:

  • Streamlined navigation and a clear navigation menu on every page
  • A more user-friendly dashboard for tracking started and completed courses
  • The ability to identify relevant content by role in GME

Existing accounts will keep the same username and password and may be prompted to complete a brief survey that will create their profiles in the updated system. A free account is required to access most content in the platform. The ACGME will continue to make improvements to accessibility and functionality.

Email questions and feedback to learn@acgme.org.

NEW! Milestones Year-End Reporting Window Closes June 28

Milestones assessments can be submitted via the Accreditation Data System (ADS) at any point during the reporting window. FAQs can be found on the ACGME website.

Email technical questions to ADS@acgme.org.
Email content questions to milestones@acgme.org.

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.

Read the June 2024 Issue of JGME

JGME is an open-access journal; all articles are accessible on the journal's website.

NEW! Articles of the Week

“I Went Into This Field to Empower Other People, and I Feel Like I Failed”: Residents Experience Moral Distress Post-Dobbs
Jema K. Turk, PhD, MA, MPA; Emily Claymore, MPH; Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy, MHA; Jody E. Steinauer, MD, PhD
This qualitative study of obstetrics and gynecology residents in states with restricted abortion access used one-on-one semi-structured interviews to explore resident moral distress after the US Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling. Three themes emerged from the study: challenges to physician identity; participation in care that exacerbates inequities; and a determination to advocate for and provide abortion care in the future.

Time and Note Characteristic Effects of an Electronic Health Record Template for Internal Medicine Resident Notes
Madison B. Calder, MD, Capt, USAF; Matt Hanson, MAS, CST, CPHIMS; Melissa Jost, MS, PMP; Kristen D. Kelley, MD
In 2022, a multidisciplinary team at UC Davis Health created optimized electronic health record templates for internal medicine resident admission and progress notes. This Brief Report examines how these templates successfully reduced note-writing time, shortened note length, and decreased the percentage of progress note text copy-forwarded from prior notes.

Ted Talks: Learning the Lasso Way
Irina Kryzhanovskaya, MD; Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
This Perspectives article describes how a group of educators used clips from the TV show Ted Lasso to teach interpersonal and communication skills to their residents. The authors show how lessons from the show, such as “be curious, not judgmental,” “woman up,” “be a goldfish,” and “you’re just one of 11,” can teach learners how to look beyond biases, value diversity, learn from mistakes, and seek support from a team.

THIS WEEK! Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery Executive Director and Chair 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.

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 ADS.

Email questions to Senior Accreditation Administrator Caleb Mitchell.

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.

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. Office 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.

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, 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

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 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 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.

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.

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

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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