AACOMmunities

AOGME

Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators

Connect with your Colleagues in the AOGME Membership Discussion Forums! 

In this time of rapid change, AOGME seeks to offer connections with members to help support and share perspectives, challenges, guidance and information. Beginning in April, AOGME is hosting open forums for members to share experiences, challenges and approaches to addressing pandemic-related, and other issues, in graduate medical education. Contact us at aogme@aacom.org for more information. 

2022 Virtual Residency Fair  August 5, noon - 8 pm

Upcoming AOGME Events

 


Meet the New RFC Board Members

Click to enlarge the photos and read more. 

Meet the New RFC Board Members

Dimitri Tito, DO
Dimitri Tito,
DO

Maria Jones, DO
Maria Jones,
DO

Mustafa Basree DO, MS
Mustafa Basree
DO, MS

Linda Logan, DO
Linda Logan,
DO


Are you a OMS-III or OMS-IV? Sign up to learn more about the Residents and Fellows Council!

The Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) is a special membership within AACOM’s Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) specifically for resident and fellow physicians. The RFC serves as a platform for members to exchange ideas, network, and gain access to professional development opportunities.

The RFC also serves as a forum for members to voice concerns, suggestions, and expectations to national medical education leaders. The RFC wants to maintain connection with medical students as they prepare for the transition to residency. Join the new listserv to get invitations to webinars, meetings and engage with residents and fellows! 

Join the Residents & Fellows Council Email List

Learn More




AOGME News

New GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community

September 25, 2019

Hear from Co-Chairs of the new AOGME GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community

In this article, the co-chairs of a new AOGME committee, GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community, respond to questions related to the genesis of the group and what they hope to accomplish.

Co-Chair Becky Martin is the Administrator of Osteopathic Integration at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM). Working with a small team of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) HCOM faculty, they develop and provide HCOM’s Year 3-4 undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) OMM curricula, educational materials, and courses. 

Co-Chair Michelle Chadek, MS, is the Director of Graduate Medical Education for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and the Regional GME Liaison for Family Medicine Residency Network. One area of her responsibility is to develop resources for ACGME programs with Osteopathic Recognition, including the development and delivery of osteopathic-focused educational activities in the WA, WY, AK, MT and ID region. 

What is the intent of the group?

Michelle Chadek and Becky Martin met at Educating Leaders: The AACOM Annual Conference in 2017, and realized that program directors and CME leaders were asking similar questions on how to develop osteopathic education activities that supported the single GME accreditation system transition and Osteopathic Recognition (OR).  They imagined having a group with combined synergy and sharing best practices to nationally support engagement among Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs) in the UME-GME continuum. COM GME and CME staff may be working on similar training programs with little knowledge of what everyone else in the country was doing. 

Why is this type of learning community important to your work?

The GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community (LC) is important to our work because it connects us to COM GME and CME leaders who are working on similar educational projects to share best practices, gather ideas, learn what other COMs are doing, allow for innovation and help others by share our successes and opportunities for improvement. COMs need to meet COCA Standards related to GME, ACGME Osteopathic Recognition requirements and ACCME standards. By working in the LC, we can provide insights and content on what we are doing to meet accreditation standards.

What is your vision for the group?

Our vision for the GME-CME Osteopathic LC is to collaborate on the development of Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP)/OMM activities that can be shared and taught at the participating COMs. This group would help to develop osteopathic training to the country’s allopathic physician faculty and preceptors teaching in programs with Osteopathic Recognition.  This would encourage and continue our osteopathic heritage and distinction.

What are the group’s activities to date?

GME and CME leaders from 12 osteopathic medical schools and universities attended the first meeting in February 2019. After much discussion, it was determined that this forum had value and the group decided to continue to meet on a quarterly basis.  The GME/CME Leaders Osteopathic Learning Community met again in May and August. The LC meets quarterly via ZOOM and is planning a live meeting at the 2020 AACOM Conference.  This new LC is inclusive of any GME and CME staff or faculty who want to share or gain more information on developing osteopathic educational activities supporting the single accreditation system and Osteopathic Recognition. Through our meetings thus far, we have discovered which COMs are providing training and which have not. We have learned about the unique challenges each COM faces with GME staffing, financial support and training development. The LC has given us a way to connect with others in similar COM positions and has helped us discover different ways to approach similar challenges. We now have a support system and sounding board for the work we do to meet the continued COM GME/CME osteopathic educational challenges.

Next Steps

We encourage anyone working in GME and CME Leadership who are responsible for developing and teaching osteopathic educational activities to join our next Zoom meeting, Tues. Nov. 19, 2019. Contact Michelle Chadek for meeting information: mchadek@pnwu.edu. To sign up for the learning community, contact aogme@aacom.org.

Sandra-Snyder-100pxChair's Message

New GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community

September 25, 2019

Hear from Co-Chairs of the new AOGME GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community

In this article, the co-chairs of a new AOGME committee, GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community, respond to questions related to the genesis of the group and what they hope to accomplish.

Co-Chair Becky Martin is the Administrator of Osteopathic Integration at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM). Working with a small team of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) HCOM faculty, they develop and provide HCOM’s Year 3-4 undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) OMM curricula, educational materials, and courses. 

Co-Chair Michelle Chadek, MS, is the Director of Graduate Medical Education for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and the Regional GME Liaison for Family Medicine Residency Network. One area of her responsibility is to develop resources for ACGME programs with Osteopathic Recognition, including the development and delivery of osteopathic-focused educational activities in the WA, WY, AK, MT and ID region. 

What is the intent of the group?

Michelle Chadek and Becky Martin met at Educating Leaders: The AACOM Annual Conference in 2017, and realized that program directors and CME leaders were asking similar questions on how to develop osteopathic education activities that supported the single GME accreditation system transition and Osteopathic Recognition (OR).  They imagined having a group with combined synergy and sharing best practices to nationally support engagement among Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs) in the UME-GME continuum. COM GME and CME staff may be working on similar training programs with little knowledge of what everyone else in the country was doing. 

Why is this type of learning community important to your work?

The GME-CME Osteopathic Learning Community (LC) is important to our work because it connects us to COM GME and CME leaders who are working on similar educational projects to share best practices, gather ideas, learn what other COMs are doing, allow for innovation and help others by share our successes and opportunities for improvement. COMs need to meet COCA Standards related to GME, ACGME Osteopathic Recognition requirements and ACCME standards. By working in the LC, we can provide insights and content on what we are doing to meet accreditation standards.

What is your vision for the group?

Our vision for the GME-CME Osteopathic LC is to collaborate on the development of Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP)/OMM activities that can be shared and taught at the participating COMs. This group would help to develop osteopathic training to the country’s allopathic physician faculty and preceptors teaching in programs with Osteopathic Recognition.  This would encourage and continue our osteopathic heritage and distinction.

What are the group’s activities to date?

GME and CME leaders from 12 osteopathic medical schools and universities attended the first meeting in February 2019. After much discussion, it was determined that this forum had value and the group decided to continue to meet on a quarterly basis.  The GME/CME Leaders Osteopathic Learning Community met again in May and August. The LC meets quarterly via ZOOM and is planning a live meeting at the 2020 AACOM Conference.  This new LC is inclusive of any GME and CME staff or faculty who want to share or gain more information on developing osteopathic educational activities supporting the single accreditation system and Osteopathic Recognition. Through our meetings thus far, we have discovered which COMs are providing training and which have not. We have learned about the unique challenges each COM faces with GME staffing, financial support and training development. The LC has given us a way to connect with others in similar COM positions and has helped us discover different ways to approach similar challenges. We now have a support system and sounding board for the work we do to meet the continued COM GME/CME osteopathic educational challenges.

Next Steps

We encourage anyone working in GME and CME Leadership who are responsible for developing and teaching osteopathic educational activities to join our next Zoom meeting, Tues. Nov. 19, 2019. Contact Michelle Chadek for meeting information: mchadek@pnwu.edu. To sign up for the learning community, contact aogme@aacom.org.


Webinars

Understanding and Using the ACGME Resident Surveys to Improve Your Residency Program

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Presenters: Deborah S. Clements, MD, W. Fred Miser, MD, MA

Join us for a webinar featuring Dr. Deborah S. Clements, Chair of Family & Community Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Dr. W. Fred Miser, Director of The Ohio State University Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, as they explain the content areas and structure of the required annual ACGME Resident Survey. Drs. Clements and Miser will focus on their own experience with the survey over their combined 60 years of experience as program directors. They will discuss ways to prepare residents for the survey while ensuring compliance with the ACGME requirements and will also discuss the implications of the survey on program accreditation. Participants will be encouraged to discuss any program changes as a result of the survey during their annual ACGME Accreditation Data System update.

Register for the webinar.


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC): Healthcare IT and the Practitioner

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Presenters: Thomas Keane, MD

Join us for a webinar featuring Dr. Thomas Keane, Senior Advisor to the National Coordinator for Health IT, as he provides an overview of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), how it fits into the architecture of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), its impact on medical practice and how ONC is helping practitioners.

Register for the webinar.


An Update on Graduate Medical Education Well-Being: Where are we now in COVID’s wake?

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Presenters: Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH

Join us for a webinar featuring Dr. Jonathan Ripp, Senior Associate Dean for Well-Being & Resilience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as he talks about graduate medical education well-being in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The importance of addressing the well-being of graduate medical trainees has become a significant priority impacting the education of the next generation of physicians prior to the pandemic. This webinar will explore which issues remain relevant and the new considerations that have emerged in the wake of the pandemic.

Register for the webinar.


Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Funding and Operations: Victories, Challenges and Lessons

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Presenters: Meaghan Ruddy, PhD

Join us for a webinar featuring Dr. Meaghan Ruddy of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, as she shares their experience with the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education is one of the first and largest THCGME organizations in the nation. This webinar will provide vision, victories and lessons related to their experience with THCGME and an opportunity to talk through THCGME thoughts, questions and ideas.

Register for the webinar.


Realizing our Potential as Healers: Professional Identity Formation

 

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Presenters: Dennis Novack, MD

Join us for a webinar featuring Dr. Dennis Novack, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medical Education at Drexel University College of Medicine, as he discusses the biopsychosocial model of medicine, how learners evolve through medical school, the physician charter, unprofessional behavior and how professional identity formation can mitigate those behaviors. He will discuss the elements of professional formation, such as self-awareness, reflective practice, personal growth and maturity, and what faculty can teach, learn and role-model to enhance professional identity formation.

Register for the webinar.



Follow us on Twitter bird icon Twitter and Facebook

#AOGME 



Featured Resources 


OGME Now eNewsletter

DRL

Fellowship and Awards

OR-Logo-stacked-wTagline-rgb

Connect and Collaborate

AACOM-GME_ICON