The COVID-19 section of the ACGME website contains information to support the GME community in light of the evolving pandemic. This includes Letters to the Community, a Guidance Statement on competency-based medical education and educational program disruptions, FAQs, and the request forms for Sponsoring Institution Emergency Categorization.
NEW! Session Added! Q and A with the Keynotes
The 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference will now feature a live Q and A session with the #ACGME2022 Keynote Speakers Drs. Holly Humphrey and Oluwaferanmi Okanlami on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 2:15 p.m. Central. Learn more about these speakers by visiting the Keynote page in the conference registration site.
Recruiters: Post a Job in the Conference Career Center- DEADLINE IS MARCH 4
Institutions are invited to post job openings in the conference's virtual Career Center. Attendees can access this searchable database for up to one month after the conference. The Career Center will be viewed by thousands of individuals from all roles in graduate medical education. Recruiters who purchase 10 or more job postings also receive one complimentary Premium registration.
Save the Date! The ACGME will host a National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting in Chicago on September 7-8, 2022. The meeting will offer early access to graduate medical education innovation and advancements that support the ACGME’s Sponsoring Institution 2025 vision. Sponsoring Institutions and designated institutional officials will collaborate through shared learning experiences, explore successful practices to strengthen clinical learning environments, and solve challenges together. In-person and remote attendance options will be available. Registration details coming soon.
ACGME Senior Scholar for Well-Being Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd checks in on the mental health and emotional well-being of residents, faculty members, and others at institutions that sponsor graduate medical education (GME) programs across the US. Well-being scholars Mukta Panda (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Jonathan Ripp (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), and Larissa Thomas (University of California—San Francisco) join him to examine the multiple impacts the Omicron Variant has left in its wake, including implications for reimagining GME for the future. The team explores systemic and individual strategies the GME community can cultivate in response to these impacts while acknowledging the ongoing need to be creative, resourceful, and supportive in unprecedented times.
ACGME Field Activities recently updated the Site Visit FAQ page on the ACGME website, which can be accessed from “What We Do” > “Accreditation” > “Site Visit.” Accreditation and recognition site visits for Sponsoring Institutions and programs are conducted using remote technology except in specific circumstances. Sponsoring Institutions and programs will be notified when a site visit will be conducted in-person.
Email questions to Fieldrepresentatives@acgme.org.
The ACGME recognizes notable designated institutional officials, program directors, residents and fellows, institutional and program coordinators, programs, institutions, and specialty organizations for their outstanding work and contributions to graduate medical education through its Awards Program, which includes:
John C. Gienapp Award
Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
David C. Leach Award
Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award
GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award
Nomination materials are available on each Awards page in the Awards section of the ACGME website.
Submit nominations by 5:00 p.m. Central on April 6, 2022.
New drafts of the Milestones below are available for review and comment. The Milestones reporting data, along with other survey results and comments, informed the changes. Some Work Groups also created Supplemental Guides to enhance understanding of the Milestones.
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Emergency Medical Services
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Osteopathic Neuromusculoskelatal Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
The ACGME's Back to Bedside initiative is designed to empower residents and fellows to develop transformative projects that foster meaning and joy in work and allow them to engage on a deeper level with what is at the heart of medicine: their patients.
Proposals are due February 21, 2022.
Explaining a Potential Interview Match for Graduate Medical Education
Irene Wapnir, MD; Itai Ashlagi, PhD; Alvin E. Roth, PhD; Erling Skancke, MS; Akhil Vohra, PhD; Irene Lo, PhD; Marc L. Melcher, MD, PhD
As the number of residency and fellowship interviews steadily increases, the authors of this paper propose an “interview match.” They present two simplified scenarios to illustrate the potential to minimize low-yield interviews, as well as challenges to consider when implementing an interview match.
Hot Topics in MedEd Podcast
Episode 16: Demystifying Statistics in GME Research
JGME Editor-in-Chief Dr. Gail Sullivan and Biostatistics Editor Dr. Rich Feinn are interviewed by Associate Editor Dr. Charlotte Gamble about their two editorials from 2021 about statistics in GME research. Listen as they dive into Type I and II errors, multiple comparisons, power, ad hoc analyses, what to do with small sample sizes, and more
Read the accompanying articles:
Facts and Fictions About Handling Multiple Comparisons
Do You Have Power? Considering Type II Error in Medical Education
The following Program Requirements (specialties in bold; followed by subspecialties) and accompanying Impact Statements are posted for review and comment, here:
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (multidisiplinary)
Preventive Medicine (now as individual specialties)
>Occupational and Environmental Medicine
>Public Health and General Pereventive Medicine
Surgical Critical Care
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Thoracic Surgery (Integrated)
Thoracic Surgery (Independent)
Vascular Surgery (Integrated)
Vascular Surgery (Independent)
Craniofacial Plastic Surgery
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Medical Biochemical Genetics
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Molecular Genetic Pathology
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
The following Review Committees seeks nomination for their next resident member positions. 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. After review and consideration of all nominees, the Review Committee will forward its selection to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval. Terms begin July 1, 2023 and end June 30, 2025.
Details: Applicants must be a current PGY-2-4 during the 2023-2024 academic year. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Michelle Armstrong
Deadline: March 7, 2022
Details: Applicants must be a current PGY-2-5 during the 2023-2024 academic year. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Thoracic Surgery section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Michelle Armstrong
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their specialty Program Requirements to determine necessary revisions. The ACGME Board of Directors has approved a new process for all such major revisions going forward.
This new process, scenario-based strategic planning, involved the Review Committee for Pediatrics, along with members of the pediatrics community, leaders from other specialties (internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology), and related fields rigorously and creatively thinking about what the specialty of pediatrics will look like in the future (recognizing that the future is marked with significant uncertainty). From this process, the Review Committee will propose revisions to the Program Requirements that will prepare the learners for current practice and generations to come.
The Review Committee requests feedback. The scenario-based planning summary of themes and insights is posted for review and comment here. Submit your feedback by March 16, 2022 to email@example.com.
The Review Committees for Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry are preparing to begin a major revision of the current Program Requirements for Brain Injury Medicine and invite comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revised requirements are developed. Comments addressing full-time equivalency (FTE) support for program leadership and program coordinators should not be submitted; proposed revisions related to those subjects are currently under review, and so are not reflected in the Program Requirements currently in effect and posted online.
Submit written comments no later than March 30, 2022, to PhysicalMedicineandRehabilitation@acgme.org.
The ACGME Board of Directors recently approved an exception to the usual process for the designation of new specialties. This exception was granted for the process to designate aerospace medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine as individual specialties separately accredited by the ACGME. These three specialties currently exist under the umbrella designation of preventive medicine; however, this designation would create three separate specialties with three separate specialty codes. The Review Committee for Preventive Medicine would still review all three specialties, as it does now.
Since there would be three distinct specialties, there would be three sets of Program Requirements, which have been created by separating the requirements relevant to each specialty from the current version that encompasses all three. While they are designated as new Program Requirements, the content remains essentially the same for each specialty as it exists now in the comprehensive Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Preventive Medicine. Aside from separating into three versions and making minor wording changes to align with the new specialty designations, there were two notable revisions: one related to the dedicated time requirements for program leadership (see II.A.2.a) and II.A.2.a).(1)); and one to clarify that residents appointed at the PM-2 level must still complete 10 months of direct patient care (see III.A.2.c).(1).(a).(i)).
The three sets of Program Requirements are posted for public review and comment, and feedback can be provided through March 30, 2022. The review and comment form also includes a field to comment on the specialty designation change. Only comments and feedback submittid to firstname.lastname@example.org using the form provided will be accepted.
Email questions to Executive Director Kate Hatlak.
The Review Committee for Internal Medicine is preparing to begin a major revision of the current Program Requirements for each of the subspecialties below and invites comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revised Requirements are developed.
• Adult Congenital Heart Disease
• Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
• Critical Care Medicine
• Clinical Informatics
• Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic
• Hematology and Medical Oncology
• Infectious Disease
• Interventional Cardiology
• Medical Oncology
• Pulmonary Disease
• Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care
• Sleep Medicine
• Transplant Hepatology
Comments addressing full-time equivalency (FTE) support for program leadership, program coordinators, and core faulty members should not be submitted. The Review Committee received feedback on proposed revisions related to that subject for all the internal medicine subspecialities in the fall of 2021. Proposed revisions related to administrative support are under review, and so are not reflected in the Program Requirements that are currently in effect and posted online. For the multidisciplinary subspecialties of sleep medicine and clinical informatics, the Review Committee will proceed with a focused revision for FTE support soon.
Submit written comments no later than March 3, 2022 to email@example.com.
The Review Committee for Pathology is preparing to begin a major revision of the current Program Requirements for each of the subspecialties below and invites comments related to specific requirements or topics that should be addressed as the revised Requirements are developed. Comments addressing full-time equivalency (FTE) support for program leadership and program coordinators should not be submitted; proposed revisions related to those subjects for all the pathology subspecialities are currently under review, and so are not reflected in the Program Requirements that are currently in effect and posted online.
Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
As a reminder, the Review Committee conducted substantial revisions to all pathology subspecialty Program Requirements, especially in the ACGME Competencies and Curriculum Organization sections, which went into effect on July 1, 2020.
Submit written comments no later than Wednesday, March 23, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting dates are listed on the overview page of each specialty section on the ACGME website. While many specialties have already updated their information, updates may continue until July 1, 2022. Meeting dates and associated agenda closing dates for the Osteopathic Recognition Committee are posted on the Osteopathic Recognition page of the ACGME website.
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