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Single GME Accreditation System November 2019 Update

November 26, 2019


Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine November 2019

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP Receives William D. Miller Award during AACOM’s Board of Deans Retreat

The William D. Miller Award recognizes individuals who have made tremendous contributions to the advancement of the osteopathic profession. Read more.

AACOM Campaigns for Osteopathic Recognition

AACOM’s new initiative, Osteopathic Recognition Matters: Programs For Optimal Patient Care, has launched. Sign up to learn more about how Osteopathic Recognition benefits graduate medical education programs.

ACGME Names Chief Information Officer

Bruce A. Metz, PhD, CHCIO will join the ACGME as its first Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2020. Dr. Metz will lead creation of an organization-wide information services strategy and oversee the Applications and Data Analysis and Network Services teams. Read more.

ACGME Tools and Resources for Resident and Faculty Member Well-Being

The ACGME’s Task Force on Physician Well-Being Tools and Resources Subcommittee created a compendium of materials and other references for residents and faculty members as a resource for well-being, wellness, and related tools. The ACGME is introducing additional well-being tools, including resources in its Learn at ACGME online learning platform, such as apps and podcasts. Read more.

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 November 21, 2019. 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 November 21, 2019
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 95 738 232*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition** 91 657 215

* 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

ACGME/AOGME Joint Pre-Conference Workshop

For fourth annual ACGME/AOGME Pre-conference Workshop for Osteopathic Programs and Institutions will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 during the 2020 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. This course is intended for AOA-approved programs and institutions that wish to learn more about ACGME accreditation and Osteopathic Recognition. View the pre-conference workshop agenda

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