May 13, 2024

May 14, 2024
NEXT WEEK! #ACGME2025 Call for Sessions Opens May 20

Submit a session proposal for the 2025 ACGME Annual Educational Conference and share best practices and innovations with the graduate medical education (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:
Annual Educational Conference Concurrent Sessions
Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course

Annual Educational Conference:
Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course:
Osteopathic Recognition Full-Day Course:

WEDNESDAY! Shaping GME Major Requirements Revision: Call for Comments

Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their specialty-specific Program Requirements to determine necessary revisions. The ACGME Board of Directors has approved a new process for all such major revisions going forward.

The process convenes specialty-specific writing groups, who, along with members of the specialty community and leaders from other specialties and related fields, rigorously and creatively consider what the specialty will look like in the future (recognizing that the future is marked with significant uncertainty). Out of this process, the writing group drafts and proposes revisions to the Program Requirements that will prepare learners for current and future practice.

The following writing group requests feedback:

Deadline: May 15, 2024
Details: The scenario-based planning Summary of Themes and Insights and the electronic Review and Comment Form are available here.

THURSDAY! 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.

Article: Standards-Based Checklist for Program Evaluation as Scholarly Activity
When:  May 16, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central
Speakers: Deborah Simpson, PhD
Moderator: ACGME Director of Faculty Development and Special Projects Kate Hatlak, EdD

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This monthly online even 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.

NEW! Mental Health and Well-Being during Transitions

This May, the ACGME is highlighting specific well-being resources in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month. A new mental health resource for the community, Mental Health and Well-Being during Transitions, is now available in the online learning portal, Learn at ACGME.

Transitions along the medical education continuum are often challenging and can pose threats to the mental health and well-being of learners. Studies indicate the transition from medical school to residency is particularly difficult. This page was created to both bring attention to this important issue and provide both systems- and individual-oriented strategies to help Sponsoring Institutions and programs provide support to first-year residents in the early months of their educational program.

A related article, "Support for Mental Health in the Transition to Residency" was published in the April 2024 issue of theJournal of Graduate Medical Education(JGME).

MUA/P Interest Group

The ACGME hosts a monthly virtual interest group session for GME community members involved in addressing the needs of MUA/Ps. MUA/Ps are places or communities in which groups of people have unmet health or health care needs.

Resident Recruitment and Retention: A Resident’s Perspective
Tuesday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. Central
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These one-hour Zoom calls will take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Central and are open to the entire GME community. During these sessions, participants will provide information about efforts in GME and MUA/P, solve for common challenges, and share helpful resources. GME institution and program leaders will connect with peers and ACGME representatives in breakout group.

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 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.

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2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference Sessions Now Available

Select recordings from the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference are now available in the ACGME's online learning portal, Learn at ACGME. Note: A free Learn at ACGME account is required to view these videos.

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Videos include ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP's insightful final President's Plenary and the thought-provoking Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address focused on improving the culture of residency, as well as sessions discussing life as LGBTQIA+ in the current learning environment; an overview of GME finances; the integral role of GME in caring for people with disabilities; the implications of artificial intelligence in medical education; professionalism; a mock Review Committee meeting; a mock program site visit; and more.

NEW! ADS Annual Update Guide for Osteopathic Recognition

The Osteopathic Recognition Committee has updated the Accreditation Data System (ADS) Annual Update Guide for Osteopathic Recognition, which is now available on the Osteopathic Recognition page of the ACGME website. This guide is intended to assist programs with Osteopathic Recognition in the completion of the ADS Annual Update, to ensure all necessary Osteopathic Recognition information in ADS has been reviewed, and updated, as appropriate.

Email questions to Accreditation Administrator Brandon Beard.

TODAY AND TUESDAY! Institutional Staff Members to Offer Office Hours

Director, Sponsoring Institutions Katharina Wang and Vice President, Sponsoring Institutions Paul Foster Johnson will host office hours to answer questions about recognition of Sponsoring Institutions with Non-Standard Training (NST) programs for physicians with J-1 visas and for a health care administration, leadership, and management fellowship. No registration is required.

Monday, May 13, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Central Tuesday, May 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central
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Tuesday, May 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central
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Email questions to Director, Sponsoring Institutions Projects Katharina Wang.

SATURDAY! Office Hours for Neurological Surgery Available in New York

Neurological surgery program leaders can meet with the ACGME Review Committee executive director and chair during the Society of Neurological Surgeons 2024 Annual Meeting Saturday, May 18, 2024, in New York, New York.

Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis and will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel from 12:00-3:30 p.m. Central.

Email Associate Executive Director Jennifer Luna with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Institutional Update Reminders, Resources, and Office Hours

The ACGME emailed designated institutional officials (DIOs) and institutional coordinators last week 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 June 4, July 9, and July 30.

Email questions to

REGISTRATION OPEN! Institutional Coordinator Workshops

The ACGME will host two virtual seven-week Institutional Coordinator Workshops in the summer and fall of 2024.

Register Today!

1:00-3:00 p.m. Central on July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, and August 30

1:00-3:00 p.m. Central on October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, December 6, and December 13

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Each session is limited to 50 institutional coordinators on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $499 per participant. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Email questions to Accreditation and Recognition Administrator, Sponsoring Institutions Philip Jackson.

NEW! ACGME Seeks Resident/Fellow Member

The following Review Committee seeks nominations for its 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 Committee will forward its selection 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 Neurology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Accreditation Administrator Deneen McCall
Deadline: September 30, 2024

NEW! JGME Articles of the Week

Practice Makes Perfect: Objective Structured Clinical Examinations Across the UME-to-GME Continuum Improve Care of Transgender Simulated Patients
Christine P. Beltran, EdM; Jeffrey A. Wilhite, MPH; Rachael W. Hayes, MD; Caleb LoSchiavo, MPH; et al.
This study explores whether and how prior exposure to transgender health skills during medical school affected competence with these skills during residency.

Making a Business Case for Investing in Graduate Medical Education
Shelly R. Monks, MBA, FACHE; Jacob L. Bidwell, MD; Mary Jo Wagner, MD
GME leaders are often asked to write a business case for major programmatic changes but may have limited knowledge and experience in this area. This Rip Out article provides a step-by-step guide to creating a proposal that provides the financial justification for undertaking a project, including the benefits, costs, risks of alternative options, and rationale for the recommended solution.

Review and Comment: Proposed Program Requirements

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

Addiction Medicine
Clinical Informatics

Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Neurophysiology
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Neuromuscular Medicine
Vascular Neurology

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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