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August 2017 SAS News & Resources Roundup

August 10, 2017

Attention! Student Clinical Rotations

Screenshot of AOA's Opportunities website

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) maintains an online database, Opportunities, listing all currently AOA-approved programs. Though the primary purpose of the database is to research training programs for the AOA residency match, osteopathic medical students also use it to learn about clinical rotation experiences. As we transition to the single GME accreditation system, programs will achieve ACGME accreditation and will drop their AOA approval status and therefore will no longer be displayed in Opportunities. To assist students in tracking these programs, the AOA created a new list of all AOA-approved programs that fully transitioned to ACGME accreditation. View the Opportunities website to access this list.

In addition, the Opportunities website now also links to an ACGME Public Accreditation Data System (ADS) report that lists programs offering education in Osteopathic Principles and Practice. This list contains all ACGME-accredited Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) programs and programs that have received Osteopathic Recognition. View the report for the current Academic Year 2017-2018.

AOA Annual Business Meeting SAS Presentations 

The 2015-16 AOA President, Boyd R. Buser, DO and ACGME CEO, Thomas J. Nasca, MD, presented during the AOA House of Delegates Meeting on Friday, July 21, 2017. Updates on the transition to the single GME accreditation system were provided including data as required by Resolution No. H-800. View the PowerPoint slides from Dr. Buser and Dr. Nasca

ACGME Revised Common Program Requirements FAQs

The ACGME updated its Common Program Requirement FAQs in July 2017 to reflect the revisions of Section VI of the Common Program Requirements that are effective July 1, 2017. View the ACGME Common Program FAQs.

Osteopathic Recognition: New Proposed Focused Revisions

The Osteopathic Principles Committee proposed focused revision to the Osteopathic Recognition Requirements and Impact Statement are now available on the ACGME Review and Comment web page. The comment period will close on September 13, 2017. View the Impact Statement and Requirements.

Learn more about Osteopathic Recognition at www.acgme.org/osteopathicrecognition

Joint AACOM & AODME 2018 Annual Conference

Annual conference sphereThe Joint AACOM & AODME 2018 Annual Conference will be held on April 18-21, 2018. This conference is a great opportunity for program faculty and others to showcase their scholarly work and/or earn continuing medical education (CME) credits. Research presented at an academic, peer-reviewed national conference gives presenters a unique opportunity to explore research topics in great depth or vet ideas with an academic audience. The Call for Proposals will be issued in August, stay tuned to conference updates on the Annual Conference web page.

 Individuals interested or involved in the SAS transition are also strongly encouraged to submit proposals to the 2018 conference. The 2017 Joint AACOM & AODME conference showcased a range of presentations on graduate medical education, SAS session presentations, and presentations from the Osteopathic Recognition Pre-conference Workshop.

Especially for Students

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Tip Sheet: 2018 Residency AOA NMS & NRMP Match Timeline

This tip sheet offers a monthly overview of the key dates for students and programs for the upcoming 2018 residency matches through the National Matching Service (NMS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). View the Match Timeline Overview.

Note: This sheet is intended to be a helpful resource and is not inclusive of all dates and activities involved in the residency match processes matches.

SAS Student Central

AACOM’s SAS Student Central page features resources especially for students on the transition to the single accreditation system. New updates are regularly posted on this page and are shared via social media. New updates this week include the AOA list of AOA-approved programs that transitioned to ACGME accreditation and the Match Timeline Overview. Follow @AACOMmunities and the hashtag #singlegme to keep up with the latest.