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Single GME Accreditation System November 2018 Update

Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine November 27, 2018

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

AOA November 2018 Postgraduate Update

On November 16, the AOA disseminated a postgraduate update which included data on the transition of AOA-approved programs to ACGME-accreditation. Among the data provided, the update notes that "77 percent of all AOA training positions we had in 2015 when the process began are now ACGME-accredited." In addition, of the 1,244 programs as of July 1, 2015, 72 percent have applied or been accredited by the ACGME. The update also highlighted results from the recent round of ACGME Review Committee meetings and program reviews in October. Read more of the AOA Postgraduate Update.

Transitional Year Program Requirements for Review and Comment

The ACGME Transitional Year Review Committee recently posted proposed focused revisions for a review and comment period ending on December 5, 2018. View the Impact Statement and Program Requirements. Submit comments to ty@acgme.org. Learn more

ACGME Seeks Volunteers for Milestones Work Groups

The ACGME invites the graduate medical education community to serve on Work Groups to review the current Milestones and to determine changes that may be necessary. Interested nominees are encouraged to fill out volunteer forms by November 30, 2018. For more information, email milestones@acgme.org.

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 November 27, 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 November 27, 2018
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 96 699 201*
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

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. This webinar, along with other resources from the Osteopathic Principles Committee are now available on the Osteopathic Recognition section of the ACGME website. View the webinar and additional ACGME resources

View 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.