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Single GME Accreditation System September 2018 Update

Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine September 20, 2018

SAS in Brief

In this issue:  
Webinar  |  Updates  |  Events  |  Applications  |  For Students  |  Resources


Key Updates

New Resource: NRMP Webinar: Introduction to the 2019 Main Residency Match

The NRMP hosted a webinar on September 13, 2018, featuring the NRMP Chief of Match Operations, Jeanette Calli, MS. The webinar assists program staff in administering their programs in the NRMP match. This is a first in a series of webinars that provides introductory information about the Match as well as information about program set-up options, Match policies, and support resources. View the webinar recording.  

ACGME Quality Improvement: Health Care Disparities Collaborative

The ACGME seeks teams from up to 10 ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions to participate in the Quality Improvement: Health Care Disparities Collaborative. This Collaborative is the next phase for the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments Pathways Leaders, which seeks to optimize resident and fellow engagement in selected Focus Areas of the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program. Read the Request for Proposals and apply by October 3

Applications Update  

Timeline from 2014 beginning to a single GME system in 2020

Status of Applications to the ACGME

Table 1 provides a brief snapshot of the status of ACGME applications through the single accreditation system as of September 19, 2018. The data are pulled from the ACGME Accreditation Data System (ADS) public site. These data only capture applications of programs and institutions through the single accreditation system process and do not include programs that may have been previously ACGME accredited such as dually-accredited programs.
Table 1. Status of Applications as of September 19, 2018
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 96 680 190*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition** 88 495 185
* Does not include programs that applied and did not receive initial recognition. **Includes programs with continued accreditation without outcomes, and initial accreditation with warning, initial recognition with warning, initial accreditation contingent upon sponsoring institution initial accreditation, and continued recognition without outcomes.   

Updated Board Certification Chart 

This month, the ABMS provided an updated chart of member board eligibility criteria for specialty certification. The AOA chart, "Board Certification during Transition to Single GME Accreditation System," is now updated to include the latest training eligbility criteria for both the AOA and ABMS member boards.  View the updated board certification chart.

NOTE:The above chart was updated on September 21, 2018, after publication of the SAS in Brief, with the latest information on the eligibility criteria for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The language now reflects information on the ABIM website and reads "Training program must achieve ACGME accreditation prior to trainee’s completion of the program. In addition, the Program Director must be certified by ABIM, or other ABMS member board if applicable, by the completion of the ABIM transition period (2016-2021) to a single accreditation system. Beginning in 2022, only training programs with program directors certified by ABIM, or other ABMS board if applicable, will be eligible for certification by ABIM."


Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) Webinar Series

Peer-to-Peer Advice: Attaining Continued Accreditation in Family Medicine

AOGME hosted a webinar on September 5, featuring Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, that provided peer-to-peer advice to family medicine programs who are preparing for the continued accreditation review process. View the webinar recording and slides.

Upcoming Webinars

Peer-to-Peer Advice: Moving from Initial to Continued Accreditation for Internal Medicine Programs

This webinar, featuring Mo Som, DO, MS, will be held on September 26 at 4:00 PM ET, will assist internal medicine program directors by providing advice to move from initial to continued accreditation. The webinar will focus on the do's and don'ts of preparing for the accreditation site visit, as well as understanding expectations for program directors, faculty and residents on site visit day. Register for the webinar

Peer-to-Peer Advice: Moving from Initial to Continued Accreditation for Institutional Sponsors

This webinar, featuring Kerrie J. Jordan, MS, C-TAGME, Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Director of Graduate Medical Education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, will provide peer-to-peer advice on how institutions can move from initial to continued accreditation through the single GME accreditation system. The webinar will be held on October 24 at 4:00 PM ET and will provide an approach to preparing for the continued accreditation review process and site visit, as well as strategies for answering citations and planning to maintain continued accreditation. Register for the webinar.

Research and Scholarship: Developing Your Data Analysis

This webinar, featuring Mark Speicher, PhD, MHA and Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten, PhD, MSc, MA will was held on September 19 at 4:00 PM ET and reviewed the process of developing your measurable constructs, assessing the value of proxy measures, identifying variable types, and selecting the proper analyses and statistical methods to perform your hypothesis tests. View the webinar recording.

Researching and Writing an Effective Background Section of Research Paper

This webinar will be held on October 10 at 4;00 PM ET and will feature Lori Fitterling, MLS, who will focus on how to approach the background section of a research paper, including conducting a literature review, strategies in database searching, analyzing search results, and writing guidelines. Register for the webinar.

Osteopathic Recognition: Application & ADS Updates

This webinar, featuring Tiffany Moss, MBA, Executive Director, Osteopathic Accreditation, ACGME, will be held on October 11 and will review updates to the osteopathic recognition application and updates to the information collected in the ACGME ADS for programs with Osteopathic Recognition. Common Osteopathic Recognition citations and best practices will be discussed for programs applying for and with Osteopathic Recognition. Register for the webinar.

View these and other on-demand webinars online. 

Follow #singleGME on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the transition. See AACOM's Single GME Accreditation System for more SAS information and resources.