It’s coming… Just as the dust is settling on the orientation processes for your new residents and your graduating residents bid their good-byes, July arrives and it’s time to look at your WebADS and plan your update. Tasks include: review and respond to your citations, develop a cohesive response to “Program Changes”, collect data for the scholarly activity productivity of your faculty and residents; and revise the block diagram. The good news is that ACGME has provided some tutorials for those very important tasks.
Avoiding Common Errors in the ADS Annual Update
A program’s ability to effectively prepare for the annual cycle of collecting and submitting data to the ACGME is critical to its successful Continued Accreditation. The ACGME’s Department of Accreditation Services partnered with the Office of Distance Learning to develop a series of instructional videos for program directors, program coordinators, designated institutional officials, and institutional graduate medical education (GME) staff members on strategies for managing the information programs submit during the ADS Annual Update.
These videos are designed to help programs in the preparation and submission of that data, as well as to share best practices for responding to citations and other tasks required as part of the Annual Update. Each video is accompanied by a handout detailing examples of effective and ineffective submissions.