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Single GME Accreditation System October 2018 Update

Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine October 30, 2018

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

ACGME Back to Bedside Initiative: Request for Proposals 

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announces a request for proposals (RFP) for its Back to Bedside initiative. The initiative’s aim is to encourage residents and fellows to develop transformative projects to ultimately improve the clinical learning environment. Read the RFP and apply by March 15, 2019

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 October 30, 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 October 30, 2018
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 96 690 198*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition** 91 547 185
* 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 the sponsoring institution, initial accreditation, and continued recognition without outcomes.     


Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) Webinar Series

On-Demand Webinars

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

This webinar, featuring Mo Som, DO, MS, was held on September 26 at 4:00 PM ET, and provided practical advice for programs seeking to move from initial to continued accreditation. The webinar focused 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. View the webinar recording and slides

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 that are preparing for the continued accreditation review process. View the webinar recording and slides.

Osteopathic Recognition: Application & ADS Updates

This webinar, featuring Tiffany Moss, MBA, Executive Director, Osteopathic Accreditation, ACGME, held on October 11, reviewed updates to the osteopathic recognition application and to the information collected in the ACGME ADS for programs with Osteopathic Recognition. Common Osteopathic Recognition citations and best practices were reviewed for programs applying for and with Osteopathic Recognition. View the webinar recording and slides

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.