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CLER Resources

With the third round of CLER visits underway, now is a good time to re-visit the ACGME CLER website for up to date information in the form of domain briefs, webinars, and the latest version of CLER Pathways 1.1.  You will quickly see how updates to common program and institutional requirements have been aligned with CLER expectations.

Special Duty Hours Article in JGME

The JGME published a special article about duty hours in the December 2017 issue.  Since it came out during the busy holiday season, this month is a good time to catch up on all of your GME reading!  The article, by Burchiel, et al, focuses on the updated 2017 duty hour standards that were part of the common program requirement revision.  The article is available here.

Our 2018 Spring Education Schedule Is HERE!

  We have finalized our schedule for the first half of 2018, and we can’t wait for you to see it! There are tons of great new topics, including plenty to help you and your institution with Faculty Development, CLER, DIO Competencies, Institutional Site Visit Prep Process & many MORE! Click HERE to view our upcoming Webinars 

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.  

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