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Single GME Accreditation System January 2020 Update


Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine January 2020

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

New ACGME Resources for AOA-Approved Programs 

The ACGME is offering new resources for AOA-approved programs transitioning to ACGME accreditation. These include a webinar by Cheryl Gross, MA, CAE, ACGME Executive Director of the Review Committees for Anesthesiology, Radiation Oncology, and Transitional Year. In the webinar, Ms. Gross provides an overview of the ACGME accreditation processes for those applying during the transition to the single GME accreditation System

Dr. Lorenzo Pence, ACGME Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation offers webinars which discuss the transition of osteopathic programs still in pre-accreditation or continued pre-accreditation after the June 30, 2020 deadline. Dr. Pence also presents on the ACGME's adverse decisions appeal process for programs transitioning to ACGME accreditation.  View these resources at Learn at ACGME

Osteopathic Principles Committee Updates Frequently Asked Questions

The Osteopathic Principles Committee (OPC) updated its FAQs addressing topics such as the assessments of Osteopathic Principles and Practice knowledge, faculty development, eligibility or appointment policy and incorporation of Osteopathic Recognition milestones in summative evaluations. Learn more.

ONMM Frequently Asked Questions Updated 

The Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Review Committee (ONMM RC) recently updated its FAQ document. This is available on the ONMM  Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page

 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 January 31, 2020. 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 January 31, 2020
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 95 741 238*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition** 93 663 226

* 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, continued accreditation, and continued recognition.

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Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) Resources

AOGME Scholarship & Research Series Webinar

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2019, 4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA & Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten, MSc, MA, PhD

Writing up the results and conclusions of your research can often be the most challenging part of a research project. This session deals with limitations inherent in different study designs, and how these biases impact the conclusions you can draw from your study.

Webinar participants will:

  • Learn the construction of results and conclusion sections of posters and research papers
  • Understand the biases of common study designs and how these biases can be mitigated
  • Learn how to design studies that are less likely to be biased
  • Analyze the impact of bias on the conclusions you draw from a study

The webinar recording will be available at www.aacom.org/aogme 

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