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New AOGME Strategic Goals; Online Community to Advance OGME

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New AOGME Strategic Goals; Online Community to Advance OGME

The AOGME board held a strategic planning session on July 18-19 and finalized strategic goals to guide AOGME’s efforts for 2018-19 and beyond. AOGME’s refined mission as part of AACOM is to improve the health of the public and enhance the training of medical residents by advancing excellence in the osteopathic learning environment and increasing the number of graduate medical education (GME) programs obtaining osteopathic recognition.

AOGME’s strategic goals are to:

  1. Provide resources to assist GME programs in successfully achieving and maintaining continued accreditation.
  2. Provide leadership and professional development opportunities that contribute to the success of AOGME members and their programs, and support members in adapting to their changing roles and responsibilities.
  3. Promote the value of the osteopathic learning environment to residency training and patient care, and provide support to programs in obtaining osteopathic recognition.
  4. Create a learning community of osteopathic medical educators to advance excellence and innovation throughout the osteopathic learning environment.

In my message last month, I highlighted the need for us to focus on continued accreditation. As such, AOGME will host a series of webinars in September featuring program directors providing peer-to-peer advice on how they achieved continued accreditation. The first, featuring Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital will be held on September 5 at 7:00 PM ET. The second webinar will feature Mo Som, DO, MS, Internal Medicine Program Director and Vice Chair of Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Register for Peer-to-Peer Advice Series and other AOGME webinars.

Last week, AOGME launched a new online community, Advance OGME, created to facilitate discussions related to osteopathic recognition and osteopathic training in GME. This new listserv aims to connect faculty, program directors, directors of osteopathic education, directors of medical education, administrators and staff, and other interested parties who can share, question, assist, and promote osteopathic training in GME within the single GME accreditation system. 

Potential topic areas the online community could explore include:

  • How to achieve and maintain osteopathic recognition
  • Developing osteopathic recognition curricula
  • Sharing resources and sample documents
  • Addressing strategies for faculty development
  • Supporting residents and fellows
  • Strengthening scholarly activity and research
  • Learning more and collaborating on evaluations and assessments
  • Gaining insights about milestones
  • Breaking down costs and funding

If you are interested in participating in this online community, please email aogme@aacom.org.

We are kicking off the nomination and election process for the AOGME board that will be in place in April 2019. To start the nominations process, we would like to solicit interest from our membership to join the AOGME Nominations Committee. AOGME Members who are interested in serving in the Nominations Committee can send an email to aogme@aacom.org with their stated interest by September 14.

We would love to hear from you about our strategic goals—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,