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CCC Guidebook

By now, all Clinical Competency Committees (CCC) should have gone through at least one round of resident/fellow assessment using the milestones. How did you do? The ACGME has recently posted Clinical Competency Committees – A Guidebook for Programs on the milestone web page. A step-by-step guide for CCC’s, it is a must read for everyone in your program.

ACGME Mobile App

If you are attending the ACGME Annual Educational Conference, be sure to download the mobile App. The ACGME will not be providing handouts for presentations prior to the conference on their website or at the conference. Presentations are only available through the App. Instructions may be found here: ...[Read More]

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.

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