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  • COVID-19 & the GME Community

    Mar 31, 2020

    headshot of Lisa NashMarch 31, 2020

    As members of the graduate medical education community, each of you are affected in a deep way by what is transpiring in the country and the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to send our strong support, gratitude, and appreciation for what each of you are doing to serve patients, your community, and the nation.

    We hope to serve as a forum and space for you to connect with colleagues and friends as you grapple with the crisis and its impact on your personal and professional lives. We encourage you to join us as opportunities arise to share with each other, and with AOGME, so that we can better support your efforts on the ground. To that end, I would like to invite you to join us for a discussion on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on our membership, to be held on Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 PM ET. We hope to learn about your experiences, your challenges, and discuss potential solutions. Members of the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) recently engaged in similar discussions, and will continue to do so in coming weeks. As a result, they have developed and shared a list of available wellness and educational resources within the RFC. Please let us know if you have additional thoughts or ideas on how we may support you at this time by emailing us at aogme@aacom.org.

    COVID-19 Resources

    As you may be aware, AACOM is updating a web page dedicated to the coronavirus at www.aacom.org/coronavirus. Visit this page to learn about AACOM’s response to the current situation, and access resources from the colleges of osteopathic medicine and national sources. Specific to GME, the ACGME developed a page dedicated to its response on the crisis, www.acgme.org/covid-19. Visit the ACGME newsroom to access the latest updates related to COVID-19.    

    Annual Business Meeting

    With the cancellation of the in-person AACOM conference, the AOGME Annual Business Meeting is now rescheduled to Wednesday, April 29, from 11 AM to 12 PM ET; additional details for the virtual meeting will be shared soon. We also look forward to hosting a webinar that week, on Tuesday, April 28, on perspectives and best practices implementing Osteopathic Recognition in GME, featuring Dr. Joanne Baker, Dr. Sandra Snyder, and Dr. DeAundre Dyder. Register here.

    Finally, and on a positive note, we would like to congratulate our graduates and programs on a successful residency match this year. With the conclusion of the single GME accreditation system in June of this year, the success of the first single match marks a significant milestone in the transition, and signals continued success of our programs and graduates in the single system. Read more.

    Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with direct inquires by emailing aogme@aacom.org or calling us at 301-657-7881.

    Thank you for your continued support,

    Lisa R. Nash, DO, MS-HPEd, FAAFP, FAOGME


Past AOGME Chair Messages

  • COVID-19 & the GME Community

    Dr. Nash sends message a support to the GME community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ACGME-AOGME Pre-Conference Workshop at AEC

    Dr. Nash invites members to the ACGME-AOGME Pre-conference Workshop and AOGME Reception on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in San Diego, CA.
  • Happy Holidays and Reflections on Transition to the Single GME Accreditation System

    Happy Holidays from AOGME and Reflections on Transition to the Single GME Accreditation System
  • Giving Thanks; Open Officer Position on AOGME Board

    Dr. Nash thanks AOGME members and highlights a leadership opportunity to serve on the AOGME Board.
  • Newly Approved Strategic Objectives; 2020 AOGME Awards Call for Nominations

    Dr. Nash summarizes AOGME's new strategic objectives for the 2019-2020 membership year. The strategic goals approved last year were reaffirmed and new objectives were added to support those goals.
  • Sneak Preview GME-LDP Program; New Member Engagement Opportunities

    Dr. Nash highlights the GME-LDP program and a sneak preview opportunity, and announces the development of two member engagement opportunities.
  • AOGME Member Activities, Collegium of Fellows Application Cycle Opens

    Dr. Nash highlights AOGME member activities, the Collegium of Fellows 2020 application cycle, the Residents and Fellows Council and annual conference activities.
  • AOGME Graduate Medical Education Leadership Development Program (GME-LDP)

    Dr. Nash highlights the new AOGME Graduate Medical Education Leadership Development Program (GME-LDP).
  • Looking Forward; New Developments

    Farewell to Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH and welcome to new AACOM President, Robert Cain, DO. Dr. Nash highlights new GME Leadership Program (GME-LDP) and encourages members to submit proposals for the Osteopathic Recognition Curriculum Project.
  • Dr. Nash Address to AOGME Members 2019

    Dr. Nash recaps the year, 2018-2019, highlighting key accomplishments and recognizing member involvement.
  • See you at Educating Leaders 2019, the AACOM Annual Conference

    This month, we participated in the third annual Joint ACGME/AOGME pre-conference workshop on Thursday, March 7, during the ACGME Annual Educational Conference. Next month, we are excited to see and connect with many of you in Washington, DC at the AACOM Conference from April 9-13, 2019 (dates including pre- and post-conference workshops).
  • Join Us on March 7; ACGME/AOGME Pre-Conference & AOGME Reception

    On Thursday, March 7, 2019, we invite you to join us for the third annual Joint ACGME/AOGME pre-conference workshop during the ACGME Annual Educational Conference. This full-day workshop will be followed by a reception to celebrate the one-year anniversary since the launch of AOGME, at 4:30 PM ET at the Headwaters Lounge, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL.
  • Happy New Year from AOGME

    This month marks the anniversary of the launch of AOGME within AACOM. While integration within AACOM continues to be finalized with the election of the new board conforming to the AOGME board structure in April 2019 and other such changes, much progress has occurred over the last year. This year, we seek to focus on exciting new programs and initiatives to serve our members and the broader osteopathic medical education (OME) community.​
  • Holiday Greetings; Recognizing Leaders through the AOGME Awards

    This has been a landmark year for us as we found our new home within AACOM and integrated as the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) starting on January 1, 2018. We are proud to continue to serve as your professional home for connecting with and learning from fellow leaders, educators, and friends—thank you for your support and enthusiasm during this time of change.​
  • Help Shape the Future of AOGME; New GME Initiatives

    In 2019, AOGME will begin transitioning to a new board structure guided by the new, approved AOGME bylaws. As such, the AOGME Nominations Committee opened a call for nominations this week, for three at-large members on the AOGME Board with terms beginning in April 2019.
  • AOGME Collegium of Fellows; Engage in AOGME Strategic Efforts

    This month, the AOGME Collegium of Fellows opened the application process for new members who seek to be recognized as part of this prestigious fellowship. The Collegium is an assembly of leaders who have earned the award of "fellow" in recognition of their dedication and commitment to osteopathic medical education.
  • Welcoming Residents and Fellows; AACOM Council Leadership Meeting

    This month, AOGME is excited to open membership opportunities to residents and fellows! Through the work of a 10-member advisory group, the AOGME board approved a proposed strategic plan and bylaws to help organize the Residents and Fellows Council—both of which active AOGME members are currently voting on.
  • New AOGME Strategic Goals; Online Community to Advance OGME

    For many of you, this month marks the beginning of the academic year, a time that can be exciting yet hectic. You may find some helpful tips and resources for you and your trainees in AOGME’s recent webinars on Developing a Wellness Curriculum and Recognizing Warning Signs of Burnout and Depression in Learners.
  • New Academic Year; Focus on Continued Accreditation

    For many of you, this month marks the beginning of the academic year, a time that can be exciting yet hectic. You may find some helpful tips and resources for you and your trainees in AOGME’s recent webinars on Developing a Wellness Curriculum and Recognizing Warning Signs of Burnout and Depression in Learners.
  • Progress on the Transition & New Opportunities

    On July 1 of this year, we will officially mark three years in the transition process of AOA programs to ACGME under the single GME accreditation system ...