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October 2017 Single GME Accreditation System Update

October 19, 2017
Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine October 19, 2017

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

Proposed Policy Changes to Section X for Public Comment 

The AOA recently posted revisions to Section X of the AOA Basic Documents for Postdoctoral Training. These standards relate to the transition of AOA-approved programs to the single GME accreditation system. The proposed changes codify program eligibility for the 2019 AOA Match and ability to accept new trainees. AACOM submitted comments during the public comment period. Learn more about the proposed changes

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 as of October 18, 2017. The data are pulled from the ACGME Accreditation Data System. 
Table 1. Status of SAS Applications as of October 18, 2017
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 104 519 139*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition 88 269 111
Total Initial Accreditation Contingent
          N/A        0         N/A
* Does not include programs that applied and did not receive initial recognition.


Especially for Students & Advisors

SAS Update Presentation During OMED 

Lorenzo Pence, DO, ACGME Senior Vice President for Osteopathic Accreditation, provided a detailed update on the single GME accreditation system to AACOM's Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) and AACOM's Council on Student Affairs (CSA) at the 2017 OMED Conference in Philadelphia, PA. View the slides from the presentation and highlights captured on Twitter Moments.



AODME Upcoming Webinars 

NBOME 7 COMLEX-USA Update for Residency Program DirectorsWednesday, November 1st, 2017, Presenter: John Gimpel, DO, MEd. More information

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.