Review and Comment

The ACGME invites comments from the community of interest regarding the proposed requirements listed below.

As part of the ongoing effort to encourage the participation of the graduate medical education community in the process of revising requirements, the ACGME may publish some or all of the comments it receives on the ACGME website. By submitting your comments, the ACGME will consider your consent granted. If you or your organization does not consent, please indicate such in your comments directly, or in the space provided on the Comment Form (below).

Specialty- and Subspecialty-Specific Program Requirements

For specialty/subspecialty requirements, Review Committees are not permitted to alter Common Program Requirement language, which appears in bold font. Therefore, comments are invited only on requirements not in bold font.

For focused revisions, only the section(s) of the requirements being revised will be open for review and comment.

Comments must be submitted electronically, using the form below, to the respective specialty mailbox indicated by the date indicated. Any responses that do not address the requested information, or which are submitted in a format other than indicated, may or may not be considered, at the discretion of the Review Committee.

Requirement Review and Approval Process

For details and policies regarding the ACGME process for review and approval of requirements, see Section 10.00 of the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures.

Requirements for Review and Comment
Specialty Type of Revision Requirements / Impact Statement Comment Submission Comment Deadline Status
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Complex Family Planning
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Gynecologic Oncology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Critical Care Medicine
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Infectious Disease
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Interventional Cardiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Hematology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Nephrology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Rheumatology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Transplant Hepatology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Neurology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Child Neurology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Clinical Neurophysiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Epilepsy
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Vascular Neurology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Nuclear Medicine
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Psychiatry
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Addiction Psychiatry
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Forensic Psychiatry
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Geriatric Psychiatry
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Diagnostic Radiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Abdominal Radiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Interventional Radiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Neuroradiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Nuclear Radiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Pediatric Radiology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Transitional Year
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Urology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Due to the small number of changes, the full revised Program Requirements have not been posted on the Review and Comment page and the changes are noted only in this Impact Statement:

Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
October 17, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Requirements for Review and Comment
Specialty Type of Revision Requirements / Impact Statement Comment Submission Comment Deadline Status
Specialty
Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management
Type of Revision
New
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
September 3, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
September 1, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Recognition for Sponsoring Institutions with Non-Standard Training Programs for J-1 Visa Sponsorship
Type of Revision
New
Requirements / Impact Statement

Recognition Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
August 25, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Institutional Requirements
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Institutional Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
August 25, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Neurocritical Care
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

See Impact Statement.

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
August 11, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
Type of Revision
New
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
July 21, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Vascular Surgery (Independent)
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
June 30, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Vascular Surgery (Integrated)
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
June 30, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Type of Revision
Focused
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
April 7, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Neurocritical Care
Type of Revision
New
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
February 3, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Specialty
Neuroendovascular Intervention (Proposed name change for Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology)
Type of Revision
Major
Requirements / Impact Statement

Program Requirements
Impact Statement

Comment Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
February 3, 2021
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval