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Help Shape the Future of AOGME; New GME Initiatives

headshot of Lisa NashNovember 28, 2018

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. Service on the AOGME board is a fulfilling and important opportunity to shape the future of osteopathic GME at a time of significant change. I strongly encourage you to participate, please read the call for nominations for details and contact us at aogme@aacom.org should you have any questions. Nominations are accepted until January 11, 2019.

We thank those who have already indicated their interest in engaging with AOGME’s new strategic efforts through ad hoc and standing committees, and in other national leadership positions. If you haven’t already, please respond to this brief questionnaire indicating your interest.

As a reminder, the AOGME Collegium of Fellows opened the application process for new members in October. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2018. Please apply or encourage a colleague to apply for this prestigious fellowship. The new Fellows will be officially inducted at the Collegium of Fellows Reception and Ceremony at Educating Leaders 2019, the AACOM Annual Conference. Learn more.

Last month, two new, national initiatives related to GME were announced: the AMA Reimagining GME Initiative and the ACGME Back to Bedside Initiative. The AMA Reimagining GME Initiative is intended to help residency training programs better address the nation’s workforce needs and the changing health care system through a five-year, $15 million grant program. The AMA will distribute the Request for Proposals (RFP) for this initiative on January 3, 2019. Learn more about AMA Reimagining GME Initiative.

The ACGME released its second RFP for the Back to Bedside Initiative which is designed to empower residents and fellows in ACGME-accredited programs to generate innovative ways to engage with patients and improve their clinical learning environment. The ACGME will provide a total of $260,000 for up to 32 projects, and proposals are due March 15, 2019. Learn more about the ACGME Back to Bedside Initiative.

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