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AOGME Educational Activities and Opportunities for Member Engagement

Dr. Thomas Mohr -100pxFebruary 26, 2021

This week, the Joint ACGME/AOGME Pre-conference Workshop on Osteopathic Recognition concluded during the ACGME Virtual Annual Educational Conference. The successful event featured presentations by several AOGME members; Robert Cain, DO, AACOM President and CEO; and other engaging speakers on best practices in Osteopathic Recognition. We are thankful to all the participants, speakers and the ACGME for their continued partnership.  

We continue to offer educational webinars for our members and the broader medical education community through our webinar series. On Wednesday, March 3rd at 4:00 PM ET, join us for a webinar featuring the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) initiative. NCICLE seeks to provide a forum for organizations committed to improving the educational experience and patient care outcomes within clinical learning environments. This webinar will focus on two NCICLE resources that provide guidance on engaging new learners in patient safety and eliminating healthcare disparities as part of preparing learners for the clinical learning environment of today and into the future. Register for the webinar today.

The Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Undergraduate Medical Education to Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (UGRC), on which I serve as the AACOM representative, continues its efforts to review and provide recommendations on the transition to GME. It will meet again in March 22-24 to refine recommendations that will lead to a public comment period slated for April. Currently, the UGRC is seeking input on innovations or creative solutions being used or developed by medical schools, residency programs, sponsoring institutions or specialty societies to help improve the current UME-GME transition. To help with AOGME’s submission to this request, please share your innovation or solution on the following link by February 26, 2021.

AACOM will participate in the Special Commission on Osteopathic Medical Licensure being convened by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) to address alternate pathways to verify competencies assessed in the COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE and to conduct a comprehensive review of the COMLEX-USA examination program and recommend long-term solutions and novel ways to assess fundamental competencies for osteopathic medicine. AOGME has nominated representatives to the Special Commission and will continue to provide updates to membership.

Finally, the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) is seeking leaders to serve on the 2021-2022 board. If you are a resident or fellow, we strongly encourage you to participate in this Council and consider running for a leadership position. We also encourage programs to share this unique leadership opportunity with their residents and fellows. Nominations are due by March 11, 2021. Learn more.  

Thank you to our new members who joined this month, we look forward to your engagement!

We appreciate hearing 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,

Thomas Mohr, MS, DO, FACOI, FAOGME