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  Partners® NEW MyPassport Login Web Address We have updated and changed the web address for our MyPassport On-Demand learning platform. With the new security features added to our MyPassport...

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| April 16, 2020

The ACGME has published a pandemic resource web page for the GME community.  It contains essential information for all institutions and programs at every stage of emergency response along with a pandemic...

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Books Banish Burnout

| February 5, 2019

The AMA recently posted preliminary results from an unpublished study on the effect of reading non-medical material and physician burnout.  Based on survey results, protection against burnout for those physicians who read...

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Financial Literacy in GME

| August 17, 2018

Financial literacy is something that is not routinely taught in medical school or residency.  We are starting to hear more and more about financial literacy in GME; from personal finance all...

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Safety Alerts

| July 27, 2018

Question: To meet the expectation that the sponsoring institution document the residents’ engagement in the safety alert process, we are contemplating requiring residents to submit safety alerts that are not anonymous....

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Rural Residency Funding Opportunities

| June 20, 2018

Are you a new rural residency program?  Are you thinking of starting a rural residency program? The Rural Health Information Hub provides a list of available grants and awards for rural residency programs.   You...

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Hand-off Infographic

| June 12, 2018

Whether you call it a hand-off, sign-out or care transition, one thing is clear: transferring and communicating information about patients is critical.  Having a structured hand-off can aid in ensuring the information...

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Team Based Learning

| May 29, 2018

You may have heard of team based learning (TBL), a form of instruction that utilizes pre-class preparation, team learning and assimilation and instructor led application exercises.  Medical education is beginning to...

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Resident Orientation

| April 2, 2018

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...

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ACGME Data Resource Book – Part 1

| February 22, 2018

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...

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Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

| February 20, 2018

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...

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First year residents and EPA’s

| February 15, 2018

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...

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Healthcare Disparities

| February 6, 2018

Healthcare disparities have been studied since the early days of medicine, and continue to this day.   Often thought of as only a problem of the poor, healthcare disparities encompass much more...

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GME timeline

| January 29, 2018

Welcome to the New Year!  Although programs are immersed in recruitment, rank order lists, and match it is a perfect time to brush off your GME calendar to ensure you...

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AAMC 2017 Report on Residents

| January 26, 2018

We all hear that residents tend to stay relatively close to the area in which they complete their residency.  The AAMC recently released select information from its 2017 Report on Residents which...

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CLER Resources

| January 8, 2018

With the third round of CLER visits underway, now is a good time to re-visit the ACGME CLER website for up to date information in the form of domain briefs,...

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ABIM Policy for Program Director

| November 15, 2017

You may have heard something about the ABIM continuing to enforce its policy that all program director attestations for board eligibility be completed by an ABIM certified program director.  This...

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CLER Issue Briefs

| October 16, 2017

  Have you checked out the latest CLER issue brief on Professionalism?  With all of the activities we are dealing with this time of year, it is easy to miss...

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2016-2017 ACGME Data Book

| October 10, 2017

Hot off the press!  Make sure to download the latest edition of the ACGME Data Resource Book. A must for every program and institution, the data book is one of...

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Best Practices for APE

| September 6, 2017

Using the APE to highlight successes as well as determine program needs If we only focus on the weaknesses and challenges during the APE process, this process will become something...

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It’s Policy Update Time!

| August 15, 2017

Common Program Requirements, section VI, went into effect on July 1, 2017. Have you updated your policies to reflect the changes? Have your programs updated their policies? Now is the...

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Need More Joy in Work?

| August 2, 2017

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently published a white paper titled IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work. Geared towards addressing burnout and the affect burnout has on work place...

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We’re at AHME!

| May 10, 2017

Come visit us at our booth at the 2017 AHME Institute! Stop by and complete get your FREE Webinar, instantly get a free sample, as well as get entered to...

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Quadruple Aim

| April 3, 2017

The concept of a Quadruple Aim in healthcare is a much needed extension on the existing Triple Aim.  The Quadruple Aim adds provider (residents, faculty, nurses, and others) well-being to...

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We’re at ACGME!

| March 9, 2017

Come visit us at booth 54, at the ACGME Conference! Stop by and complete our 1 question GME survey, and instantly get a free sample, as well as get entered...

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GME Policy Review

| January 16, 2017

One of the GMEC responsibilities is to review and update GME policies.  Take the time to plan out a review schedule for the year to ensure you have looked at...

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Quality Improvement Activities

| August 8, 2016

Did you know that quality improvement activities are a great way to meet two requirements at once?  Not only does the activity count towards the quality improvement requirement, but if you...

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Resource Roundup!

| May 28, 2016

It’s time for another resource roundup!  Have you ever wondered what all those educational journals out there cover?  The GEA section of the AAMC recently published an updated annotated bibliography...

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Updated AAMC Physician Shortage Report

| May 16, 2016

The AAMC has published an updated projection of physician shortages.  The full report is available here:  https://www.aamc.org/download/458082/data/2016_complexities_of_supply_and_demand_projections.pdf

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Simplified Residency Verification

| May 9, 2016

The American Hospital Association has worked with various GME stakeholder agencies to produce a residency verification form that provides necessary information to credentialing bodies while reducing the amount of time...

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Resource Roundup!

| April 25, 2016

It’s time for another resource roundup!  Download the latest free resources for all things related to medical education from the AAMC at https://members.aamc.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=PubHome  

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Resident Wellness

| February 1, 2016

Resident wellness is a hot topic in GME these days and it is about time!  For those of us who have been involved in GME for a long time we...

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2016 Goals!

| January 25, 2016

As we close in on the end of the first month of the new year, take some time for yourself to reflect on your personal and professional goals for this...

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Resident Resources

| January 14, 2016

Continuing our resource theme from earlier this month, the AAMC publishes over 100 guides and handbooks related to medical education at the undergraduate and graduate level.  A variety of topics...

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Report on Residents

| January 5, 2016

As GME professionals, we are often called upon to provide various data on residents and residency programs.  An often overlooked data source is the American Association of Medical Colleges. The...

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Happy Holidays From PME!

| December 21, 2015

Partners wishes everyone a safe, Happy Holiday Season!  As a reminder, our offices are closed from December 24, 2015 through January 1, 2016.  We will return to the office on...

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ACGME and AHME Conferences

| December 15, 2015

Be sure to register for the ACGME and AHME Conferences next year!  Both conferences are quickly reaching capacity and will sell out soon.  Get your registration and hotel reservations incas...

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Pursuing Clinical Excellence Initiative

| December 10, 2015

If you have not had the chance to read up on the Pursuing Clinical Excellence Initiative the ACGME is leading, be sure to visit their site at: http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/492/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/NextAccreditationSystem/ClinicalLearningEnvironmentReviewProgram/PursuingExcellenceInClinicalLearningEnvironments.aspx. Here you...

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Milestone Reporting Winter 2015

| December 3, 2015

Many programs are scheduled for their first time milestone reporting in Winter 2015.  To see when your program is due, please check out the latest milestone reporting schedule at http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/MilestonesByReportingDate.pdf

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CLER Visit in 2016?

| November 9, 2015

Anticipating a CLER visit in 2016?  The ACGME now gives DIO’s three opportunities to schedule black-out dates throughout the year.  The deadline for first quarter 2016 is November 30, 2015. ...

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AAMC Enhanced Website

| October 26, 2015

The AAMC recently released an updated and enhanced student and resident web site for information related to all stages of medical education.  From pre-med through residency and fellowship, the site...

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ACGME Annual Report

| October 15, 2015

The ACGME Annual Report for 2014-15 has been posted at http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/2014-15_ACGME_AnnualReport.pdf.  This is a concise summary of what has happened at the ACGME the past year and is a great source...

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First Year – DONE!

| September 22, 2015

We’ve made it through the first year of NAS for institutions. Congratulations! As a reminder, official Annual Institutional Review’s (AIR) should be in process or close to completion reflecting on...

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Right Around the Corner!

| September 14, 2015

Recruitment is right around the corner! Now is a great time to review your recruitment materials and make any updates. If you are a new program, look to your GME...

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New Programs Expected to be Accredited

| August 24, 2015

OB/GYN fellowships, (gynecologic oncology (GYN ONC), maternal-fetal medicine (MFM), and reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), are expected to begin to be accredited by ACGME in 2016. If you currently sponsor...

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Looking for Summer Reading?

| August 10, 2015

Looking for some summer reading to occupy the last lazy days of summer?  Look no further than the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. An often forgotten resource that is provided, at...

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Blackout Dates for CLER Visits

| August 3, 2015

As the ACGME has geared up to begin CLER visits to Single and Small Program Sponsoring Institutions this fall, the ACGME is offering the opportunity for these SI’s to black...

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Program Director Requirements for AOA

| July 20, 2015

The ACGME has published a table of program director requirements for AOA programs transitioning to ACGME accreditation. Happily, the majority of programs will accept AOA board certification for program directors. ...

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Osteopathic Recognition Requirements Posted

| June 8, 2015

Osteopathic recognition requirements and application forms have been posted.  Please view the documents at http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/469/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/OsteopathicPrinciplesCommittee.aspx.  Remember, any program may apply for Osteopathic recognition, including existing ACGME accredited residency program and...

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Our AHME GME Survey Results

| May 20, 2015

This year at AHME we asked people who visited our booth a one question survey about GME. The question was as follows: “What part of the APE/PEC process is most...

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We’re at the 2015 AHME Institute!

| May 13, 2015

We’re flying in this morning and are ready to see everyone at our booth today, tomorrow, and Friday! Partners® is exhibiting at the AHME Institute being held at the Wyndham San Diego...

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| April 27, 2015

MedEdPORTAL is a collection of articles that “…promotes educational scholarship and collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources.” Search for sample curriculums, quality...

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Journal of Graduate Medical Education

| April 20, 2015

The Journal of Graduate Medical Education is a free resource for program directors and DIO’s. The JGME is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on improvement in graduate medical education. It...

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GME Data Resource Book

| April 13, 2015

Looking for data on residents, residencies and accreditation? The ACGME publishes the Graduate Medical Education Data Resource Book each year that contains valuable information related to all aspects of GME....

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Specialty Specific AOA Webinars

| April 6, 2015

The ACGME recently published a schedule of specialty specific webinars for AOA programs transitioning to the Single Accreditation System.  Click here for details: http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/445/GraduateMedicalEducation/SingleAccreditationSystemforAOA-ApprovedPrograms.aspx

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GME News Alert!

| March 19, 2015

The ACGME has posted guidance on the self-study, templates and access to last weeks self-study webinar. Click here for details: http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/473/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/Self-Study.aspx

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GME News Alert!

| February 23, 2015

New web pages for the Osteopathic Principles Committee (OPC) and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) have been created. Find links to the two new committees’ pages under the “Related Links” section...

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Self-Study Pilot Program

| February 23, 2015

The ACGME has announced a revamped self-study pilot program and is seeking volunteer programs.   Be sure to read this important announcement to see if your program would want to be...

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CCC Guidebook

| February 17, 2015

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...

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ACGME Mobile App

| February 16, 2015

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...

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement

| January 26, 2015

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 (http://www.ihi.org/education/ihiopenschool/Pages/default.aspx). This site...

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| January 19, 2015

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...

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Conference Season!

| January 12, 2015

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...

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Happy New Year!

| January 5, 2015

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...

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ACGME has Posted Proposed Requirements

| November 25, 2014

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: http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/157/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/ReviewandComment.aspx

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The IOM Report Webinar Recap

| November 12, 2014

In July 2014, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report strongly recommending that Congress reform the payment system for Graduate Medical Education over a period of ten years. These...

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Assessments are Upon Us

| November 10, 2014

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...

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Blackout Dates

| November 3, 2014

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...

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GME News Alert!

| October 21, 2014

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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Recruitment Season

| October 13, 2014

Recruitment season is upon us. As you move through this year’s recruitment keep notes on what worked well, what you could improve upon and what did not go as planned.  ...

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They’re Back!

| September 22, 2014

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...

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Revised Application Forms

| September 15, 2014

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....

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Unified Accrediation

| August 25, 2014

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...

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IOM Reports

| August 18, 2014

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...

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ACGME Strategic Plan

| August 11, 2014

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...

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Resident Services

| July 21, 2014

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...

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Tip of the Month: July 2014

| July 7, 2014

Remember to take a look at the revised Common Program Requirements that have been posted for review and comment by the ACGME. You have until July 30, 2014 to give...

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Milestone Time!

| May 5, 2014

Its Milestone Time! For those programs that are required to report milestones, the reporting period was opened on May 1 and will be available through June 20. Now is the...

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Just a Few Short Months…

| April 21, 2014

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...

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Tip of the Month: April 2014

| April 14, 2014

Happy Spring! In keeping with our annual home spring cleaning traditions, April is a great time to do a spring cleaning of your GME “home” too. Take a day this...

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| March 24, 2014

Congratulations to all on a successful match this year. The next few months are going to be busy, but exciting, as we prepare for our new residents and bid farewell...

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The Results are In!

| March 20, 2014

Partners surveyed attendees at the 2014 ACGME Annual Educational Conference and asked, “What is the biggest GME challenge you are facing today?” See the results listed below. Although there was...

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A Unified System!

| March 10, 2014

To our AOA friends out there – have no fear, Partners is here! The recent announcement of a unified accreditation system has us all in GME excited to be part...

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Tip of the Month: March 2014

| March 4, 2014

We’ve just returned from the 2014 ACGME Educational Conference and wish to thank all of you who stopped by our booth.  It was a pleasure meeting all of you and...

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We’re at ACGME!! Booth #400

| February 27, 2014

For the first time ever, the ACGME has opened their Annual Education Conference to vendors of GME services and products… and Partners® is here! We rolled in last night, and...

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Heads up Phase II NAS Programs

| February 17, 2014

Heads up Phase II NAS Programs – by now you should have formed your Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) and have completed a trial run or two. Effective July 1, 2014,...

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Partners is Going to ACGME!

| February 10, 2014

For the first time ever, the ACGME has opened their Annual Education Conference to vendors of GME services and products… and Partners® will be there! Partners® will be exhibiting at...

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Tip of the Month: December 2013

| December 11, 2013

Non-Renewal of Resident Contracts Effective July 1, 2014, the ACGME Institutional Requirements have eliminated the requirement to give residents at least four (4) months notice of intent to not renew...

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2014 Medical Education Calendar Published!

| November 12, 2013

It’s Here! Our 2014 Medical Education Calendar is Available for download, both in Chronological and Alphabetical Order! 2014 Medical Education Calendar – Chronological 2014 Medical Education Calendar – Alphabetical

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Tip of the Month: November 2013

| November 1, 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...

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GME News Alert!

| October 9, 2013

ACGME has published instructions for institutions regarding CLER visits. The instructions may be found at the following link: http://www.acgme-nas.org/assets/pdf/CLERSiteVisitInstructions.pdf

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Tip of the Month: October 2013

| October 1, 2013

Your Sponsoring Institution’s Statement of Commitment to GME may need to be revised to conform to the revised ACGME Institutional Requirements. New language has been added to the requirements (see...

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Tip of the Month: September 2013

| September 11, 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...

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GME News Alert!

| August 20, 2013

The ACGME has posted proposed changes to the Common Program Requirements for review and comment.  The deadline for comment submission September 9, 2013. Click here to view the Impact Statement and Program Requirements.

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Tip of the Month: August 2013

| August 14, 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...

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06/28/2013 – GME News Alert!

| June 28, 2013

The ACGME has just posted the New Revised Institutional Requirements effective July 1, 2013 for new sponsoring institutions making new applications; July 1, 2014 for existing sponsoring institutions (including both...

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Becoming a New Teaching Hospital?

| June 21, 2013

Considering becoming a teaching hospital? Partners’ can help!  Check out our helpful On-Demand Webinar to start learning about what it takes to bring Graduate Medical Education (GME) to your institution....

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GME Resources

| April 11, 2013

In the ever changing field of Graduate Medical Education (GME), it becomes critical to keep up with the latest information about accreditation, educational initiatives and everyday residency program activities.  Use...

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On-Demand Webinars Released!

| March 20, 2013

Introducing Partners’ Recorded webinars available On-Demand 24/7! Same quality education as our Live Webinars Flexible option for times when a staff member isn’t available for the Live Webinar On-demand listening...

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Family Medicine & Dermatology Categorized

| March 13, 2013

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...

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Considering ACGME-I Accreditation?

| January 30, 2013

Pursuing ACGME-I accreditation is an exciting and scary time for international residency programs and teaching institutions. When considering applying for international accreditation, use the following tips to assist you in...

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ACGME Institutional Requirements

| December 20, 2012

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...

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10/31/2012 – GME News Alert!

| October 31, 2012

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

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10/26/2012 – GME News Alert!

| October 26, 2012

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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Internal Review

| September 13, 2012

Q: One of our programs is due for an internal review in October 2012. What process should we use to conduct this? A: The answer to this question depends on...

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08/15/2012 – GME News Alert!

| August 15, 2012

Just Released from ACGME: Newly Approved – ACGME Board Policies and Procedures for the Next Accreditation System Visit the page here —http://www.acgme-nas.org Download the pdf file here — Final BOD...

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