Partners News

They’re Back!

They’re back!!! Remember all those great DIO resources that we had on duty hours, PD time, and scholarly activity that compared all specialties? Well…they are back AND updated to reflect all of the recent changes. Be sure to check them out and save them for future use. I know of many DIO’s who use the table of PD Protected time every year to support their program directors receiving the appropriat ...[Read More]

Revised Application Forms

Applying for a new program? Make sure that you are using the latest specialty application form. In July of this year the ACGME posted revised application forms for many programs. If you have been working on yours for a while, take the time to make sure that you are using the correct form.

ACGME’s New Website Feedback

Let the ACGME know your thoughts on their web site! Now is the time for you to give the ACGME some feedback on how you use their web site and what you would like to see improved. Take a few minutes to fill in their recently posted survey to let them know the good, the frustrating and the downright crazy things that you have experience with their web site. There is no closing date, so hurry while t ...[Read More]

Unified Accrediation

As you may know, the combining of AOA accreditation and ACGME accreditation into one unified accreditation system has been approved by both parties and is moving forward with full unification expected by June 30, 2020. Keep up to date on the progress and how the unified system may affect your osteopathic residents and programs by visiting the American Osteopathic Association’s web page often. All ...[Read More]

IOM Reports

It has been a few weeks since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released two reports. One on Graduate Medical Education That Meets The Nation’s Health Needs and one on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education. These reports are chock full of information for discussion and contemplation among your GMEC members and leaders within your hospital.  Be sure to include the reports a ...[Read More]

ACGME Strategic Plan

There is only one more week left to submit your comments on the ACGME strategic plan. Include the plan on your next GMEC agenda to gather any comments or suggestions for submission. You may view the plan here:

In Depth: Resident/Fellow Learning and Working Environment – Part 2 of 6

The institutional requirements were aligned to follow the six CLER focus areas. Over the next few months, we will take a look at each of the six learning and working environment requirements and provide some questions for you to think about in order to gauge how well you meet the requirement. This week we will take a look at quality improvement. III.B. The Sponsoring Institution is responsible for ...[Read More]

Resident Services

One area of the ACGME web site that you may not be familiar with is the Resident Services area. This area contains information for residents about the ACGME accreditation process and resources that the ACGME provides to residents. One such resource that has recently been added is a presentation about NAS, Milestones and CLER from a resident perspective. The presentation is chock full of valuable i ...[Read More]

How to Read the new Letter of Notification

The ACGME has posted a document on how to read the new Letter of Notification that all programs will receive in NAS. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the new format as it contains much more information than we have received in the past. A sample is available here:

Just a Few Short Months…

The revised ACGME institutional requirements (effective July 1, 2013 for new sponsoring institutions) will become effective for existing sponsoring institutions in just a few short months (July 1, 2014). Now is the time to re-read them and ensure that your policies are up to date with the revised requirements. A few highlights to pay attention to: Have you updated your statement of commitment? (IR ...[Read More]

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