Partners News

The ACGME Surveys 2018 are here…now what?

The ACGME Surveys 2018 are here…now what? Mystified as to how to interpret and use the information in the ACGME surveys? A starting point is to compare your program’s reports against your own specialty. To do this, you will need to look at the separate specialty report provided by the ACGME. (NOTE: The final column on the standard program report is the national mean for all residents a ...[Read More]

In Loving Memory – Margie C. Kleppick (Founder of Partners In Medical Education)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Partners beloved founder, Margie Kleppick. Margie lost her long fought battle with lung and liver cancer as she passed peacefully in her sleep on April 30, 2018. Margie spent the majority of her career in graduate medical education with a passion to help people.  Her incredible work ethic and dedication to improving GME allowed her to help ma ...[Read More]

Internal Medicine PD views on Bullying

      If you joined us for the Bullying in the Workplace webinar last year, you will remember that there was limited research on bullying as it relates to residents.  As bullying, in general, is being researched in all fields, we are fortunate to have a brand new article published by the Journal of Graduate Medical Education this month.  Manasa S. Ayyala,  conducted a national surve ...[Read More]

Milestone Data NOT to Be Used for High Stakes Decisions

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

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]

ACGME Data Resource Book – Part 1

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]

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

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

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.

First year residents and EPA’s

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]

Revised CPR’s Available For Review and Comment

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.

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