April 29, 2020
The 2019-2020 membership year has been an eventful one. In our second year within AACOM, with the official launch of AOGME in 2018, we have enjoyed the continued support from our membership, exciting new opportunities and a growing presence and voice in osteopathic GME. After the successful completion of the 2018-2019 objectives for AOGME, in October 2019, the AOGME board outlined further initiatives to undertake over the course of the next year. These include efforts to align with other organizations that are working to support Osteopathic Recognition, continuing to support leadership development, and providing support for programs transitioning to continued accreditation.
We continue to see the impact of many of our efforts and we thank you for your engagement, for your feedback, and your involvement. Some of the key highlights in 2019 include:
AOGME continues to generate interest in the medical education community and has an increasing role in relevant issues at the nation-level. AOGME members continue to serve as leaders in various national initiatives and organizations. This year, among other activities, AOGME participated in the Coalition of Physician Accountability’s efforts to examine the UME-GME continuum and transition to residency. The Coalition is a group established to promote professional accountability by improving the quality, efficiency, and continuity of the education, training, and assessment of physicians and includes organizations such as AAMC, ACGME, AMA, AOA, CMSS (OPDA), ECFMG, LCME, NBME, and NBOME. AOGME members serve on various ACGME Review Committees and groups, and several AOA and AACOM working groups and committees. We are proud of your leadership and service to advance osteopathic medicine and medical education.
We are also proud of the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC), which launched in September 2018 and has established a strong leadership that engage in various efforts to support resident and fellow physicians. The RFC has established a strong relationship with the AACOM Council of Student Government Presidents (COSGP), and recently presented a webinar on interviewing strategies in advance of the 2020 residency match. We look forward to supporting these and other efforts and initiatives for residents and fellows this year.
Finally, for the fourth year, we held another successful joint ACGME/AOGME pre-conference for Osteopathic Programs and Institutions at the ACGME Annual Educational Conference in February 2020. We continue to strengthen our relationship with ACGME and other external organizations.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you all as Chair of AOGME.
Lisa R. Nash, DO, MS-HPEd, FAAFP, FAOGME