GME Blog

Conference registration is open!

        Conference registration is open!  Two of the major GME conference registrations are open and we encourage all of you to register early and attend at least one of them.  Partners will have a booth at both the ACGME and AHME conferences, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

ABIM Policy for Program Director

You may have heard something about the ABIM continuing to enforce its policy that all program director attestations for board eligibility be completed by an ABIM certified program director.  This policy has been modified to allow for attestations to be completed by any certified program director until 2020, to accommodate the transition of AOA programs to ACGME.  Beginning in 2021, all program dir ...[Read More]

In-depth series – Quality Improvement

Throughout the year we will explore quality improvement as our in-depth topic.  Join us on a mini-tour of tools, resources and ways to incorporate quality improvement models in everyday GME.  Our fourth installment, of six, is to look at a simple PDSA or PDCA cycle. PDSA or PDCA is the acronym used for Plan, Do, Study (Check), Act.  Let’s look at an example for a family medicine residency program. ...[Read More]

CLER Issue Briefs

  Have you checked out the latest CLER issue brief on Professionalism?  With all of the activities we are dealing with this time of year, it is easy to miss some of the latest information on CLER.  Use the briefs for a deeper understanding of what the CLER program has discovered and to spark conversations at your PEC and GMEC meetings.  All of the briefs are available here.

Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit

Are you looking to improve your Quality Improvement Curriculum? Follow this link to access a great resource from the “Institute for Healthcare Improvement. If you would like to access our full webinar on “Quality Improvement – Are you Meeting the New Requirements”, check it our in our On-demand section.  

2016-2017 ACGME Data Book

Hot off the press!  Make sure to download the latest edition of the ACGME Data Resource Book. A must for every program and institution, the data book is one of the most comprehensive sources for all things related to GME.  Stay tuned as we use our blog to review sections of the data book and see how you can use this resource to aid in analyzing your own program.


This framework should include: Guidelines for Early Identification Identification of Early vs Late Identifiers Faculty Development And recognize possible barriers to an effective intervention Guidelines for early identification There are several elements to keep in mind during the initial phase of struggling learner identification. The underlying concept here is that this is a time of learner supp ...[Read More]

Faculty Development Needs Assessment

One of the areas that we see and hear programs struggle with is faculty development.  During interviews, we find that faculty are all over the board with what their individual needs are and what they feel the program, as a whole, requires.  One of the first steps to determine where programs and institutions should focus their faculty development efforts on is to complete a needs assessment survey. ...[Read More]

Board Eligibility for AOA Transitioning Program Residents

During the transition process of all residency training programs to the single accreditation system, many questions have come up regarding board eligibility for residents that graduate from a transitioned program. The AOA has published a table of board eligibility for AOA and ABMS boards that is useful in determining your residents’ eligibility to sit for either board.  View the latest information ...[Read More]

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