Physician workforce in the United States now includes more than 114,000 osteopathic physicians, according to this press release from the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Nasca shared information about the successful unification of the accreditation system, including representation of DOs on ACGME committees, achievement of Osteopathic Recognition by ACGME-accredited programs, and other updates.
Tiffany Moss, MBA is the ACGME’s Executive Director, Osteopathic Accreditation, overseeing the administration of and providing staff support to the Osteopathic Principles Committee and the Review Committee for Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. At the 2018 Annual Educational Conference she presented or co-presented three sessions. We asked her to share her experience and tell us about herself and her role at the conference.
As the current chair of the ACGME Board of Directors, Rowen Zetterman, MD, filled several important roles at this year’s Annual Educational Conference, presenting awards and introducing Dr. Nasca for his President and CEO Address among them. We caught up with Dr. Zetterman in between his activities to learn a little more about his experience the last few years with the ACGME and, in particular, at the Annual Educational Conference.
We’re at the mid-way point in the five-year transition to a single GME accreditation system—and this is our third pre-conference for osteopathic residency and fellowship programs. A lot has happened in the last few years, and we’re proud of our expanding family—not just on the program side, but also on the accreditation and governance side.
With pre-conferences, specialty sessions, plenaries, a keynote, the Exhibit Hall, poster sessions, awards, and networking on tap, the 2018 ACGME Annual Educational Conference has tons to offer!
We know it can be a lot to juggle, so to help you make the most of your experience, here’s a snapshot of some of what’s in store based on your program or institutional role or area of interest – call it a cheat sheet of sorts.
Timing the launch of this blog with our Annual Educational Conference might just be kismet, because the theme of this year’s conference, Engaging Each Other: Transformation through Collaboration, speaks to the goal of tuning in and work together, to gather and initiate growth and change.