February 20, 2023

February 20, 2023

#ACGME2023 Is Here!

More than 4,000 attendees from all corners of academic medicine will gather in Nashville for the ACGME's first in-person conference since 2020! The ACGME Annual Educational Conference, the largest graduate medical education (GME) conference in the world, kicks off this week with Full-Day Courses Thursday, engaging educational sessions, networking opportunities, the return of the Exhibit Hall, posters highlighting the latest research and innovations in GME, and more!

NOTE: Online registration is closed; on-site registration will be available in Nashville.

NEW! Requirements Updated with Common Program Requirement Revisions

The specialty- and subspecialty-specific Program Requirements, including all multidisciplinary subspecialties, now reflect the revised Common Program Requirements, effective July 1, 2023. The updated documents can be found on the Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page of each specialty's section of the ACGME website, under the “Future Effective Date” header.

NOTE: The Program Requirements for Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management will be posted at a later date, with an announcement at that time through this e-Communication.

2024 ACGME Awards

The ACGME is now accepting nominations for its 2024 awards. 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 GME 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
  • NEW! Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Award
  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award
  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award

Learn more about the Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Award on the ACGME Blog. Nomination materials are available on each award's page in the Awards section of the ACGME website.

All nominations are due March 15, 2023.

Holistic Recruitment Toolkit

This toolkit, created in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges, is designed to assist programs in creating admissions/selection processes that consider the “whole” applicant, rather than focusing on any one factor. Continuing medical education (CME) credit is available. Access the toolkit in Learn at ACGME.

NEW EPISODE! Hot Topics in MedEd Podcast

Michelle Ihn Suh, MD, MAT; Marc David Robinson, MD; and Nicole Deiorio, MD discuss the hidden curriculum around incarcerated patients in GME and how learners, faculty members, and others can educate themselves about caring for this vulnerable population. They offer lessons learned from their experiences, as well as guidance on how to begin advocating for the standard of care these patients deserve.

Listen to this and all episodes of Hot Topics in MedEd on jgme.org, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Read the accompanying article: Vulnerable yet Unprotected: The Hidden Curriculum of the Care of the Incarcerated Patientby Michelle Ihn Suh, MD, MAT and Marc David Robinson, MD.

Review the resources discussed in the episode.

Review and Comment

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

Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Critical Care Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Infectious Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Medical Oncology
Pulmonary Critical Care
Pulmonary Disease
Sleep Medicine
Transplant Hepatology


Emergency Medicine

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Pediatric Otolaryngology

NEW! Case Log User Guide for Radiation Oncology

Developed for residents and program directors, the guide provides an overview of the procedure minimums required by the Review Committee, gives detailed instructions for entering cases, and provides answers to frequently asked questions related to the documentation of clinical experience. It is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Radiation Oncology section of the ACGME website.

Email questions to Kerri Price.

NEW! Documenting Core Faculty Members in Emergency Medicine

Programs anticipating a core faculty member turnover of greater than 50 percent need to provide the following documentation to help the Committee better understand the changes and their impacts:

  • The circumstances of and rationale for the faculty changes
  • Anticipated effects on the program
  • Curriculum vitae of each new faculty member

Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Emergency Medicine section of the ACGME website.

Email the requested information and/or questions to Associate Executive Director Jenny Campbell.

Call for Comments | Shaping GME: The Future of Emergency Medicine

Every 10 years, Review Committees are required to review their specialty Program Requirements to determine necessary revisions. As part of the revision process, the Writing Group for Emergency Medicine requests feedback on the Summary of Themes and Insights that will guide development of the new Program Requirements for Emergency Medicine. The summary document is posted for Review and Comment here.

Submit feedback by April 5, 2023 using the electronic form available in the Shaping GME table on the Review and Comment page.

Meeting and Agenda Closing Dates Posted

ACGME Review and Recognition Committees are updating their meeting and agenda closing dates for future meeting cycles. Review Committee meeting dates are listed on the overview page for each specialty on the ACGME website. The Osteopathic Recognition Committee dates are available here.

ACGME Seeks Public Members

The following Review Committees seek their next public members for six-year terms. Public members share the perspective of the public, foster public accountability, enrich the work of the Review Committee through outside expertise, and create transparency. While nominees cannot be physicians, other health care professionals are permitted if they are not employed by an organization with ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship programs.

Details: Term begins July 1, 2024. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Obstetrics and Gynecology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Emma Breibart-White
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Details: Term begins July 1, 2023. Additional information is available on the Documents and Resources page of the Urology section of the ACGME website.
Contact: Emma Breibart-White
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Leadership Skills Training Programs for Chief Residents

Learn More and Register Today

This workshop is designed to provide a transitional experience into the role of chief resident. Small-group sessions and exercises offer incoming chief residents the tools, skills, and a learning environment designed to increase their understanding of their personal leadership styles, strengths, and weaknesses as leaders, developing knowledge and appreciation of group and interpersonal behavior and learning additional skills critical to success and satisfaction as both a clinician and leader.

All programs, held in Chicago and Philadelphia, are open to chief residents from all medical and surgical specialties.

Email questions about the course to Ann Riley. Email registration questions to registration@acgme.org.

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.

View Open Positions