May 20, 2024

May 20, 2024
NOW OPEN! #ACGME2025 Call for Sessions

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:

NEW! 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.

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NEW! ADS Annual Update Schedule

The ADS 2024-2025 Academic Year Annual Updates will be collected between July and September 2024, and programs will receive an initial notification email at the beginning of the reporting timeframe noting all Annual Update requirements and their respective deadlines. Each program's Annual Update timeframe will appear in ADS under Program > Important Dates column on the right-hand side by July 1.

The 2024-2025 ADS Annual Update Overview, Summary of Changes, FAQs, schedule by specialty, and other resources are available in the Annual Update section of the ADS Help Center.

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NEW! Join the National Health Equity Grand Rounds May 30

The next National Health Equity Grand Rounds event will be held Thursday, May 30 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Central. This event is free.

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In Advancing Health Equity Through Resistance: A State of the Union on Threats and Opportunities, public health leaders, health care professionals, policy experts, and organizers with deep experience in community-based health justice work will gather to share their perspectives on the current state of efforts to advance public health for all people living in the US.

Developed by the ACGME, American Medical Association (AMA), National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and RespectAbility, the National Health Equity Grand Rounds is a series of presentations by national leaders and experts on content designed to promote conversation and collaborative work toward a healthier future for all.

NEW! 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
Speakers: Samantha J. Magier, MD, MEng
Moderator: ACGME Senior Vice President of Competencies, Milestones, and Faculty Development, Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE

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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.

TUESDAY! 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.

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 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 JGME.

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! Specialty Update Presentations

The specialty update presentations from the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference are available on the Documents and Resources page of each specialty's section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to the applicable Review Committee staff team, whose contact information is available on the Overview page each specialty's section.

SESSION CANCELED: Institutional Staff Member Office Hours

The office hours scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2024, to answer questions about recognition of Sponsoring Institutions with Non-Standard Training (NST) programs for physicians with J-1 visas has been canceled. New dates will be scheduled and announced in a future e-Communication.

Email questions to Director, Sponsoring Institutions Katharina Wang.

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 June 4, July 9, and July 30.

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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.

REGISTRATION OPEN! 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

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JOIN THE WAIT LIST! Institutional Coordinator Workshops

The ACGME will host two virtual seven-week Institutional Coordinator Workshops in the summer and fall of 2024. Both courses are currently full and those interested are being added to a wait list. 

Join the Wait List

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

NEW! 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 its selection 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 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

NEW! 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! Articles of the Week

Use of an Opt-Out vs Opt-In Strategy Increases Use of Residency Mental Health Services
Gregory Guldner, MD, MS; Jason T. Siegel, PhD; Chandler Broadbent, MA; Napatkamon Ayutyanont, PhD; Deborah Streletz, MD; Alina Popa, MD; Joshua Fuller, PhD; Timothy Sisemore, PhD
Residents report high levels of distress but low use of mental health services. This study demonstrates a substantial increase in residents’ use of psychotherapy after an opt-out initiative that included efforts to reduce stigma and encourage participation in mental health services.

The Impact of Changing From a 6+2 to a 3+1 Residency Block Schedule on Patient Access and Other Outcomes
Michael F. Krug, MD; Alicia Carrasco, MD, MA; Andrea S. Christopher, MD, MPH; William G. Weppner, MD, MPH
Increasing the frequency that internal medicine residents are in primary care clinic holds potential for increasing patient access to timely appointments. Changing from a 6+2 model to a 3+1 model was associated with patients receiving an appointment faster. 

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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