NAS Nuggets

Preparing for the New ACGME Policy and Procedures

In dealing with institutional, common program and specialty requirements, we in GME often forget about the global ACGME policies and procedures manual. With the implementation of NAS, the ACGME has made some major changes to the policies and procedures applicable to programs and sponsoring institutions. These changes go into effect July 1, 2013. Today, we’ll highlight a few. The updated ACGME Poli ...[Read More]

GME Resources

In the ever changing field of Graduate Medical Education (GME), it becomes critical to keep up with the latest information about accreditation, educational initiatives and everyday residency program activities.  Use the list below as a starting point for developing your own resources for GME.  Schedule time into your weekly schedule, 15 or 30 minutes is all it takes, to develop a habit of checking ...[Read More]

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety: What Can I Do Now?

Q: There was a common theme throughout this year’s ACGME Annual Education Conference; incorporating residents into the institutions’ patient safety and quality improvement plan. What are some simple things I can do now to start this process? A: Patient safety and quality improvement activities have been underlying themes throughout the program and institutional requirements. In the Nex ...[Read More]

What are Milestones and How Will I Use Them?

Q: What are milestones and how will I use them in my programs? A: Milestones are observable developmental steps as a resident moves from a novice to a master and are based on the six domains of competency. They are specific to each specialty and have either been determined or are in process of being determined for each specialty.  Milestones will be one of the program performance indicators for pr ...[Read More]

ACGME Institutional Requirements

NEW! Have you taken a look at the new ACGME Institutional Requirements that are proposed to go into effect July 1, 2014? There are many changes coming to the responsibilities that institutions have for oversight of GME. Let’s take a look at the new additions to the make-up of the GMEC and what you can do now to be ready for these new changes. Membership of the GMEC commitment is further defined an ...[Read More]

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