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Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Did you make a resolution this year to learn more about quality improvement? An excellent and well known resource is the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School ( This site provides no-cost education on quality improvement methods and practices within the field of medicine. Take some time to browse the site and complete a modu ...[Read More]


With the advent of the single accreditation system, AOA institutions and programs will begin to apply for pre-accreditation over the next few months. What does pre-accreditation mean for AOA Institutions and Programs? Pre-accreditation is a special status that the ACGME has developed for use ONLY during the transition period. Pre-accreditation status will NOT exist after June 30, 2020. Pre-accredi ...[Read More]

Conference Season!

Have you registered for the ACGME, AHME or ACCOM conferences? Deadlines are fast approaching. Visit each website for details and registration materials. ACGME Annual Educational Conference, February 26 – March 1, 2015. Deadline for registration is January 31, 2015. ACCOM and AODME Joint Educational Conference, April 22 – April 25, 2015. Registration open mid-January 2 ...[Read More]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  In keeping with tradition, we have come up with a few GME resolutions for all of you (and us!) to make a habit in 2015. Keep up with ACGME, AOA and other GME related websites.  Schedule 15-30 minutes each week (think Friday afternoon when you are itching to start the weekend!) to visit relevant GME websites and read the latest news in your specialty. Invest in yourself.  Make ever ...[Read More]

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us here at Partners, we would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

ACGME has Posted Proposed Requirements

The ACGME has posted proposed requirements for Osteopathic Recognition and for Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeltal Medicine.  Public comments are accepted through December 29, 2014.  You may view the proposed requirements here:

Common Program Requirements – Changes for 2015

Section II.A.4.n.).(5) of the CPR’s currently require the Program Director to obtain review and approval of either the GMEC or DIO before submitting a response to a proposed adverse action. The Common Program Requirements, which will become effective July 1, 2015, this will no longer be a requirement. While it may not be necessary with the Next Accreditation System, it leads to a question of auton ...[Read More]

Assessments are Upon Us

Milestone assessments are upon us. Programs have from November 3, 2014 through January 9, 2015 to enter their milestone assessments for all of their residents. Make sure you have blocked out enough time to complete this important ACGME accreditation requirement.

Blackout Dates

Reminder – You have until December 19, 2014 to submit your “blackout dates” for scheduling of CLER site visits. The CLER program offers institutions the ability to submit up to 15 dates during the calendar year 2015 that should be avoided when scheduling a CLER visit. You may do so by logging into ADS as the DIO and clicking on “Blackout Dates” located under the “Institutions” tab.

GME News Alert!

ACGME posts their Guidance Statement on Ebola Virus Infection and Resident/Fellow Training in the United States. Click here to access the statement that was recently posted on the ACGME website.

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