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Tip of the Month: February 2014

CLER direction from ACGME If you have not downloaded and read “CLER Pathways to Excellence” from the ACGME do it now!  We have been waiting a long time for some direction and finally have it. A must read, this document covers all areas of the CLER visits along with expectations and properties of each of the 6 CLER focus areas. Visit the ACGME web site here to view the documents and lea ...[Read More]

Tip of the Month: November 2013

Institutional Requirements have been updated to address GMEC membership (Institutional Requirements effective July 1, 2014, section. I.B.1). In addition to the typical membership of DIO, program directors and residents, the ACGME has provided further details. GMEC’s must now have at least two peer-selected resident/fellow voting members and a quality improvement/safety officer (or designee) voting ...[Read More]

Tip of the Month: September 2013

Interview season has arrived once more. As you prepare the packets of information for the candidates, be sure to include everything specified in the revised ACGME Institutional Requirements. Any applicant invited to interview must be informed, in writing or by electronic means, of the applicable terms, conditions, and benefits either in effect at the time of the interview or that will be in effect ...[Read More]

Tip of the Month: August 2013

Did you know the revised ACGME Institutional Requirements change the Resident Appointment/Contract requirements? Those changes are not effective until July 2014, but now is the time to revise the contracts for 2014-15, to have the version available for candidates who arrive for interviews in just a few short months. What changed?  The words in italics, below, are new or revised. No more vague refe ...[Read More]

Family Medicine & Dermatology Categorized

The following sets of requirements have been categorized, and have been posted for review and comment on the ACGME’s NAS micro-site, www.acgme-nas.org. Deadlines for comment submissions and all additional relevant information can be found on the links provided. Dermatology Family Medicine Sub-specialties of psychiatry, including addiction, forensic, geriatric, and psychosomatic medicine

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety: What Can I Do Now?

Q: There was a common theme throughout this year’s ACGME Annual Education Conference; incorporating residents into the institutions’ patient safety and quality improvement plan. What are some simple things I can do now to start this process? A: Patient safety and quality improvement activities have been underlying themes throughout the program and institutional requirements. In the Nex ...[Read More]

What are Milestones and How Will I Use Them?

Q: What are milestones and how will I use them in my programs? A: Milestones are observable developmental steps as a resident moves from a novice to a master and are based on the six domains of competency. They are specific to each specialty and have either been determined or are in process of being determined for each specialty.  Milestones will be one of the program performance indicators for pr ...[Read More]

ACGME Institutional Requirements

NEW! Have you taken a look at the new ACGME Institutional Requirements that are proposed to go into effect July 1, 2014? There are many changes coming to the responsibilities that institutions have for oversight of GME. Let’s take a look at the new additions to the make-up of the GMEC and what you can do now to be ready for these new changes. Membership of the GMEC commitment is further defined an ...[Read More]

10/31/2012 – GME News Alert!

ACGME has posted New Institutional Requirements and Geriatric Medicine (Family Medicine & Internal Medicine) Requirements for Review & Comment Visit the page here — New Institutional and Geriatric Medicine Requirements

10/26/2012 – GME News Alert!

ACGME has begun posting categorizations for specialty-specific requirements for Phase II specialties. Visit the page here — http://www.acgme-nas.org/review-comment.html

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