Single GME Accreditation System

Single GME Accreditation System September 2019 Update

September 25, 2019
Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine September 25, 2019

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

ACGME Milestones Volunteers Needed

The ACGME is organizing Work Groups to review the current specialty milestones and determine if and what changes need to be made. The GME community is invited to serve on these Work Groups. Residents and Fellows are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is October 6, 2019. Email questions to milestones@acgme.org. Apply for the specialty Work Groups in the links below:

Osteopathic Recognition Focused Revisions Open For Comment

The ACGME Osteopathic Principles Committee posted focused revisions that are open for review and comment until October 2, 2019. The focused revisions are related to the responsibilities, time, and availability for the Director of Osteopathic Education. View the Summary and Impact Statement and Requirements. Submit comments to opc@acgme.org using the Review and Comment Form.

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 September 25, 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 September 25, 2019
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 94 730 222*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition** 92 656 215
* 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.     


Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) Webinar Series

Webinar on Changing Role of DME to DIO 

On Wednesday, September 25 at 4:00 PM ET, Thomas Mohr, DO presented a webinar on the changing roles of the Director of Medical Education (DME) to a Designated Institutional Official (DIO) with the transition to the single GME accreditation system. The webinar recording and powerpoint slides will be available on the AOGME's webinars web page shortly. 

AOGME Scholarship & Research Webinar Series

The AOGME is hosting a series of webinars to help equip those interested in pursuing research projects in GME and the broader medical education community. Presented by experts, Mark Speicher, PhD, MA, and Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten,PhD, MSc, MA, these webinars cover research funding, getting started on your research project, and interpretation of study results and bias.The first webinar was held in July and focused on working effectively with an Institutional Review Board. The next webinar in the series will focus on the basics of funding your research and will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at 4:00 PM ET. Learn more about AOGME's webinars and register

Follow #singleGME and #AOGME on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on the transition. See AACOM's Single GME Accreditation System for more single GME information and resources.