May 28, 2024

May 29, 2024
#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:
Annual Educational Conference Concurrent Sessions
or
Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course

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


NEW! Special Note on Combined Programs Review and Comment

As previously announced in this e-Communication, the proposed ACGME Program Requirements for Combined Programs have been posted for a 45-day public review and comment period, ending on July 12, 2024. The ACGME Board of Directors will review the final Program Requirements at its September 2024 meeting.

The previous communications on this topic referred to both combined programs and integrated programs; however, this nomenclature has been changed to instead identify two types of combined programs in order to avoid any confusion with existing integrated tracks within some specialties (e.g., thoracic surgery (integrated)). There will be no changes to existing integrated programs. The new proposed definitions for combined programs are as follows:

  • Combined Program – Shortened Program Length: A program that provides residents/fellows with education and training in two or more specialties/subspecialties, with a shorter length of education and training than completion of each program independently. Completion of such a program should result in eligibility to take the certification examination in each relevant specialty/subspecialty offered by member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties and/or certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Combined Program – Standard Program Length: A program that provides residents/fellows with education and training in two or more specialties/subspecialties, with no reduction in overall length of education and training. Completion of such a program should result in eligibility to take the certification examinations in each relevant specialty/subspecialty offered by member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties and/or certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association.

For more information on the details about the background for this change, program applications, opting in for existing unaccredited programs, and timing of the changes, see the February 19, 2024 e-Communication. A Frequently Asked Questions document is available on the Review and Comment page.

For questions not addressed there, email ast@acgme.org.


Proposed Program Requirements

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

NEW! COMMENT DEADLINE: JULY 12, 2024
Combined Programs

NEXT WEEK! COMMENT DEADLINE: JUNE 5, 2024
Addiction Medicine
Clinical Informatics

COMMENT DEADLINE: JUNE 12, 2024
Geriatric Medicine

COMMENT DEADLINE: JUNE 19, 2024
Clinical Neurophysiology
Epilepsy
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Neuromuscular Medicine
Vascular Neurology


NEW! 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.

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.


THURSDAY! 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.

Register Now

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.


ADS and Case Log System Downtime due to Academic Year Rollover

)The ACGME Accreditation Data System (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.


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.

Email questions to ADS@acgme.org.


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.


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.

Email questions to cler@acgme.org.


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 their selections to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. Terms begin July 1, 2025, and end June 30, 2027.

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

NEW! 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

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

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

A Qualitative Study of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship Program Directors’ Perspectives on Short-Term Hospitalist Employment Prior to Fellowship
Teela Crecelius, MD, MBA; Anne S. Linker, MD; Emily Gottenborg, MD; Brian Kwan, MD; Angela Keniston, PhD, MSPH; Lauren McBeth, BA; Shannon K. Martin, MD, MS
While most internal medicine residents pursue a subspecialty fellowship, some defer applying and pursue one or more years of short-term employment as a hospitalist. This study of 20 internal medicine fellowship program directors sought to learn how these program directors perceive their experience with fellows who pursued this path. Four themes emerged that could help those advising residents contemplating short-term hospitalist employment.

The ABCs of Cultivating Psychological Safety for Clinical Learner Growth
Wade Brown, MD; Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd; Nancy H. Stewart, DO, MS; Rosemary Adamson, MBBS; May M. Lee, MD
Power distance, shame, humiliation, mistreatment, and feelings of impotence and fear are detrimental to psychological safety—the belief that one can openly take interpersonal risks. This Perspectives article presents tangible techniques that clinical educators can employ to cultivate psychological safety in spite of barriers common in GME clinical learning environments.


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 of each specialty's section. 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.

Email questions to sponsoringinstitutions@acgme.org.


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


Career Opporunities

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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