Single GME Accreditation System

Single GME Accreditation System October 2019 Update

October 23, 2019


Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine October 23, 2019

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

AACOM Student Webinar: Chat with Current Residents!

The Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) through its Residents and Fellows Council, is hosting a webinar featuring current residents as they share their experiences and strategies for the residency match process. The webinar will be held on October 27 at 7:00 PM ET. Access the webinar.

Open for Comment: ACGME Common Program Requirements Focused Revisions

The ACGME Common Program Requirements Focused Revisions are currently open for public comment until November 13, 2019. Among other changes, the focused revisions seek to preserve the ability of individual Review Committees to develop requirements regarding support for core faculty members based on the unique needs of the specialty. In addition, definitions of direct and indirect supervision have been modified to support the inclusion of remote means of supervising residents and fellows. View the proposed changes and impact statements on the ACGME Review and Comment web page.

Dr. Karen Nichols Newly Elected as ACGME Chair-Elect 

At its September 2019 annual Board meeting, ACGME Board of Directors approved a slate of officers for 2019-2020. Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS, was elected as Chair-Elect, and has served as the Board's Vice Chair the prior year. Read more.

ACGME 2018-19 Data Resource Book Now Available

On September 30, 2019, the ACGME released its 2018-19 Data Resource Book, which includes data on the size, scope and distribution of GME in the United States. The full data report is available on the ACGME website. Read more about the latest report.

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 October 23, 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 October 23, 2019
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 95 732 231*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition** 92 658 215

* 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.

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 focused 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.

Join TOPCE's Faculty Development Program at OMED

AACOM's Training the Osteopathic Professions Core Educators (TOPCE) program will host an Osteopathic Clinical Faculty Development program at the AOA's Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition on Friday, October 25. The program will cover various topics including developing an innovative curriculum in Osteopathic Recognition, mentoring and advising osteopathic applicants, global health education and more. View the agenda

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