February 27, 2023

February 28, 2023

The ACGME thanks the graduate medical education (GME) community for attending this year’s Annual Educational Conference, Meaning in Medicine: Making a Difference.

More than 4,000 attendees gathered with a shared mission to provide high-quality and equitable patient care through the education of residents and fellows. Read conference highlights on the ACGME Blog. The ACGME looks forward to coming together in 2024 to continue the journey of innovation, collaboration, and making a difference, together.

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida
March 7-10, 2024
NEW! Call for Topics Now Open!

2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
Let the ACGME know the educational topic areas that should be covered at next year’s conference! Suggest topics here.

The Call for Topics closes Monday, March 20, 2023. Email questions to acgmeconference@acgme.org.


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 by March 15, 2023.

Requirements Updated with Common Program Requirement Revision

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 Administration, Leadership, and Management will be posted at a later date, with an announcement at that time through this e-Communication.

Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Articles of the Week

Avoiding Unethical Altruism in Global Health: Revisiting Ethics Guidelines for International Rotations for Medical Residents
Stephanie R. Ross, MD, CTropMed; Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE
Although many residency and fellowship programs offer rotations abroad, adequate support and pre-departure training are not universally available. This article offers five principles to guide residents/fellows on an ethically optimized global health rotation: minimizing burden; aiming to learn; acknowledging limitations; respecting privacy and dignity; and practicing cultural humility.

Seeing the Other: How Residents Expand Their Perspective by Learning With the Arts
Tamara E.T. van Woezik, PhD; Thieme B. Stap, MA; Gert Jan van der Wilt, PhD; Rob P.B. Reuzel, PhD; Jan-Jurjen Koksma, PhD
The authors of this study followed residents of various specialties as they engaged in arts-based learning through creative and reflective assignments, such as painting, sculpting, and formal analysis. They found that arts-based learning results in a new perspective for physician learners in line with patient-centered health care and self-directed learning.

Review and Comment

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

Emergency Medicine

Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Pediatric Otolaryngology

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.

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 Beibart-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.

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