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Newly Approved Strategic Objectives; 2020 AOGME Awards Call for Nominations

headshot of Lisa NashOctober 30, 2019

Yesterday, the AOGME Board met and approved new strategic objectives for the 2019-2020 membership year. The strategic goals approved last year were reaffirmed and new objectives were added to support these goals. The strategic goals and new objectives for 2019-2020 include the following:



Goal One: Provide resources to assist GME programs to achieve/maintain continued accreditation

  • Develop short educational videos for GME faculty development
  • Provide support for program coordinators
  • Support mock site visits 

Goal Two: Provide leadership and professional development opportunities

  • Continue to support the leadership development programs focused on GME, such as the GME-LDP
  • Prepare resources for trainees interested in academic careers

Goal Three: Promote the value of the osteopathic learning environment

  • Increase AOGME’s visibility external partnerships on events and programs
  • Align efforts with organizations that are also working on supporting Osteopathic Recognition
  • Develop resources specifically for Directors of Osteopathic Education (DOEs)


Goal Four: Support a learning community of osteopathic medical educators to advance excellence and innovation throughout the osteopathic learning environment


  • Support better alignment in the UME and GME learning environment and explore validated evaluations, curriculum for linking UME and GME, hand-off between UME and residency programs, EPAs and milestones, and more.

We thank members who have stepped up to lead several aspects of this work already. We encourage you to participate in any of these initiatives. If interested, please reach out to us at aogme@aacom.org or fill out the brief member engagement questionnaire.

2020 AOGME Awards

We are excited to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2020 AOGME Awards, due on December 30, 2019. The AOGME sponsors several awards including:

Nominate an individual(s) who have made a difference in the osteopathic profession and osteopathic medical education. Learn more about the AOGME awards program here. Awardees will be recognized at the Educating Leaders 2020: the AACOM Annual Conference during the AOGME Chair’s Reception and the AACOM Awards Banquet.

Collegium of Fellows

As a reminder, the 2020 Collegium of Fellows application cycle is open until December 1, 2019. Take advantage of the new, streamlined online application and submit your application soon. The Collegium of Fellows is a prestigious recognition and designation of meritorious service to AOGME and osteopathic graduate medical education. Learn more and apply today. The awardees will be recognized at the AOGME Chair's Reception during Educating Leaders 2020, the AACOM Annual Conference.

Share Your Annual Conference Presentation on Social Media #AOGME
Have a presentation accepted for Educating Leaders 2020, the AACOM Annual Conference? Use the presenters information tab to access the social media graphic and share your presentation title using the hashtag #AOGME. 


At-large Member Needed for Nominations Committee 
We are kicking-off the nomination and election process for one open position on the AOGME Board. 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 November 8, 2019.

Final Chance: Renew Your Membership Today 

Thank you to all who have renewed their 2019-2020 AOGME membership. To continue to receive member-only content such as the OGME Now newsletter, access webinars, news updates and event discounts, please take a moment to renew your membership today.  

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,