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See you at Educating Leaders 2019, the AACOM Annual Conference

headshot of Lisa NashMarch 27, 2019

This month, we participated in the third annual Joint ACGME/AOGME pre-conference workshop on Thursday, March 7, during the ACGME Annual Educational Conference. This year’s workshop boasted a robust agenda and outstanding speakers on topics including Osteopathic Recognition, Scholarly Activity, and ACGME’s Common Program Requirements. More than 114 participants attended the workshop this year. AOGME hosted a reception to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our launch within AACOM. Thank you to all who joined us!

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). AOGME will be holding 13 events at the conference including the Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10 and the Chair’s Reception on Thursday at 6:30pm. The Chair’s reception will include the Collegium of Fellows induction and awards ceremony, and the induction of the newly elected AOGME board. In addition, the conference includes a GME-track with sessions on a variety of GME topics and pre-conference workshops on Osteopathic Recognition and student advising for the residency match. 

In addition, AOGME’s groups will meet at the conference, including the Council of GME Leaders/Council of GME Consortia Leaders, the AOGME Board, Collegium of Fellows, and the Residents and Fellows Council. Join us for these and other events, and view the full list of AOGME activities. You can still register for the conference by completing the onsite registration form.

This year, we have planned programming specifically for residents and fellows and will continue to host similar events in the future (see the full list). Please share these opportunities with your residents and fellows:

  • AOGME Residents and Fellows Council Transition to Practice Workshop: This workshop will be held on Friday, April 12, and is an educational program that will allow residents and fellows to feel more comfortable with the process of finding their first post-graduate training position and understanding employment arrangements. This workshop will feature Susan Sanford, JD, BA, who directs Resident Outreach at Trinity Health.
  • AOGME Residents and Fellows Council Leaders Track: This all-day event will be held on Saturday, April 13, and is modeled after the Chief Resident leadership and management skills conference held annually by the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) faculty development center. This leadership track will engage residents and fellows on communication for effective leadership and clinical teaching skills.  

Osteopathic Recognition Curriculum Development Project

As part of the AOGME strategic goals, we have embarked on the Osteopathic Recognition Curriculum Development Project to develop a national curriculum that will assist GME training programs in obtaining and maintaining Osteopathic Recognition through the ACGME. To begin this effort, AOGME disseminated a Request for Proposals (RFP) last month for the development of an on-line curriculum that can be used at programs across the country to assist in achieving and maintaining Osteopathic Recognition. COMs, Sponsoring institutions, Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions (OPTIs), hospitals, and others may already have partial or full curriculum which coincide with this project and can apply. All proposals must be received by May 15, 2019, submitted by email to aogme@aacom.org. Learn more and submit your proposal.

UME-GME Digital Resource Library

Finally, visit the recently-launched AACOM UME-GME Digital Resource Library, which offers a central location for educational resources, events, webinars, workshops, and more on osteopathic training in GME. This new online tool is designed to support GME professionals, residents, and others seeking or maintaining Osteopathic Recognition by providing them with a platform for sharing and finding osteopathic GME faculty development and other educational resources. New resources are now being collected on an ongoing basis through the UME-GME Digital Resource Library online submission portal. All submitted resources will be critically reviewed by an editorial board led by the AOGME. Submit your event or resource today!

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time 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