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Welcoming Residents and Fellows; AACOM Council Leadership Meeting

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This month, AOGME is excited to open membership opportunities to residents and fellows! Through the work of a 10-member advisory group, the AOGME board approved a proposed strategic plan and bylaws to help organize the Residents and Fellows Council—both of which active AOGME members are currently voting on. The Residents and Fellows Council seeks to develop future leaders in the osteopathic profession and medical education by creating a community and forum for residents and fellows to connect, collaborate and learn. A few upcoming activities include:

  • Webinars with information that is pertinent to residents and fellows
  • A residents and fellows council listserv and online community
  • Residents and Fellows Poster Session and Poster Competition at Educating Leaders 2019
  • First business meeting and luncheon on Friday, April 12 at Educating Leaders 2019
  • One-day leadership track and workshops at Educating Leaders 2019 on Saturday, April 13

Please share this important membership opportunity to residents and fellows and encourage them to apply! Learn more at www.aacom.org/aogme/programs/rfc.

On September 10-11, I attended the AACOM Council Leadership meeting at AACOM’s offices in Bethesda, Maryland. The group discussed best practices on bylaws across all AACOM’s councils and groups and alignment with AACOM’s strategic plan. AOGME, through integration efforts over the past nine months, has already incorporated all recommendations on bylaws standardization. AOGME has also aligned its strategic framework to AACOM’s strategic plan and appears to be ahead of the curve in both the bylaws and strategic planning efforts. The council leaders also discussed opportunities to collaborate on Educating Leaders 2019, the AACOM annual conference, through workshop presentations with AACOM councils. As such, AOGME members will participate in a joint presentation organized by AACOM’s council, the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME), on readiness for residency. The AACOM strategic plan will be finalized by the AACOM board in November 2018.

AOGME’s series on peer-to-peer advice to help programs and institutions achieve continued accreditation is underway. Earlier this month, AOGME held a webinar featuring Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. 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. The final webinar in this series will feature Kerrie Jordan, MS, C-TAGME, Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences GME Consortium, who will provide helpful tips for institutional sponsors seeking continued accreditation. Register for Peer-to-Peer Advice Series and other AOGME fall webinars.

We would love to hear from you, 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,