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Heads up Phase II NAS Programs

Heads up Phase II NAS Programs – by now you should have formed your Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) and have completed a trial run or two. Effective July 1, 2014, you will be required to use a CCC to evaluate your residents every six months. Don’t let this requirement sneak up on you. Be proactive by having the following in place by July: a) create your policy on the duties and responsibilitie ...[Read More]

Partners is Going to ACGME!

For the first time ever, the ACGME has opened their Annual Education Conference to vendors of GME services and products… and Partners® will be there! Partners® will be exhibiting at the ACGME Annual Education Conference being held at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland from February 27 – March 2, 2014. Be sure to stop by our booth #400 and take our GME Survey. For participation ...[Read More]

Tip of the Month: February 2014

CLER direction from ACGME If you have not downloaded and read “CLER Pathways to Excellence” from the ACGME do it now!  We have been waiting a long time for some direction and finally have it. A must read, this document covers all areas of the CLER visits along with expectations and properties of each of the 6 CLER focus areas. Visit the ACGME web site here to view the documents and lea ...[Read More]

Tip of the Month: January 2014

Happy New Year! What are your GME resolutions for 2014? We’ve come up with a few that will start you off on the right track: 1. Update ADS when something changes. We know – it is easier said than done – but if you make it a habit to update ADS each time you obtain information that is relevant to your program and required in NAS, you will be one step ahead of the game when it come ...[Read More]

Tip of the Month: December 2013

Non-Renewal of Resident Contracts Effective July 1, 2014, the ACGME Institutional Requirements have eliminated the requirement to give residents at least four (4) months notice of intent to not renew their contract. Institutional Requirement IV.C.1.a) still requires that you provide written notification, but no specific time frame is specified.  Although this gives program directors a little more ...[Read More]

Tip of the Month: November 2013

Institutional Requirements have been updated to address GMEC membership (Institutional Requirements effective July 1, 2014, section. I.B.1). In addition to the typical membership of DIO, program directors and residents, the ACGME has provided further details. GMEC’s must now have at least two peer-selected resident/fellow voting members and a quality improvement/safety officer (or designee) voting ...[Read More]

GME News Alert!

ACGME has published instructions for institutions regarding CLER visits. The instructions may be found at the following link:

Tip of the Month: October 2013

Your Sponsoring Institution’s Statement of Commitment to GME may need to be revised to conform to the revised ACGME Institutional Requirements. New language has been added to the requirements (see Institutional Requirements, Section I.A.6). The required written statement must specify the Sponsoring Institution’s commitment to providing the necessary administrative support (as well as educati ...[Read More]

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