The ACGME has recently published a summary of the intention and purpose of the use of Milestone data. Use of Milestones Data by External Entities for High Stakes Decisions – A Function for Which they Are not Designed or Intended reiterates that Milestone data is NOT to be used for high stakes decisions by any program, certifying board or licensing board. As we begin to work on Milestones 2.0 we m ...[Read More]
Resident orientation is right around the corner. We are starting to prepare now and use the format of yesteryears. There are lines of people who want to talk to the newbies, sharing their years of experience in areas such as risk management, value-based purchasing, performance excellence (HCAP’s), Joint Commission. The new resident’s eyes glass over as they try to process what they need to know to ...[Read More]
A great item to have in your GME resource arsenal is the ACGME Data Resource Book. Published annually, this reference contains an extraordinary amount of information related to GME including program, institution and resident characteristics, program activities, recruitment statistics and more. Throughout the year we will take a look at specific sections to understand the benefit and value of the ...[Read More]
The administration released requests for the fiscal year 2019 federal budget. For 2019, GME funding has been addressed, and not in a good way. The budget request is proposing a different system for GME funding based on “…hospitals that are committed to building a strong medical workforce”. What this means is anyone’s guess, and of course, this is still in the early phase and is just a proposal; ...[Read More]
Process for Submitting CLER Blackout Weeks — Five Weeks; Submitted Three Times Per Year. See the link for some important guidelines regarding submitting CLER Blackout dates! The first opportunity to schedule your CLER Blackout dates starts March 1st. http://www.acgme.org/What-We-Do/Initiatives/Clinical-Learning-Environment-Review-CLER/Site-Visit-CLER.
A new, peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to medical education has just released its inaugural issue. The Journal of Regional Medical Campuses(JRMC) provides articles on the benefits and challenges of regional medical campuses and their institutions. Remember how medical school EPA’s were to be the key to assuring all entering residents were on the same page? After a few years of use, ...[Read More]
The ACGME has published proposed Common Program Requirements for residency and fellowship on its website. Click here for proposed revisions, rationale behind the revisions, impact statements and comment form. Comments are due by March 22, 2018.
Healthcare disparities have been studied since the early days of medicine, and continue to this day. Often thought of as only a problem of the poor, healthcare disparities encompass much more than just level of income and affect all of us in some way. Join us on February 8, 2018 for a webinar on Healthcare Disparities in GME Institutions to discover the link between GME and Healthcare Dispariti ...[Read More]
Welcome to the New Year! Although programs are immersed in recruitment, rank order lists, and match it is a perfect time to brush off your GME calendar to ensure you are keeping abreast of program requirements. Download and Review our GME timeline. Add and delete to make this work for your program. Happy planning!
We all hear that residents tend to stay relatively close to the area in which they complete their residency. The AAMC recently released select information from its 2017 Report on Residents which confirms that 54.4% of graduated residents are practicing in their state of residency. Interested in a particular specialty? Or if residents are practicing in underserved areas? They have that too! Use ...[Read More]