Single GME Accreditation System

Single GME Accreditation System December 2019 Update

December 20, 2019


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

SAS in Brief

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


Key Updates

ACGME Program Requirements Posted for Review and Comment

Several ACGME program requirements and accompanying Impact Statements are posted for review and comment. These include program requirements for Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Otolaryngology with the comment deadline of December 26, 2019  Read more.

Updated Specialty-Specific Application for ONMM 

The Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Review Committee (ONMM RC) recently updated its Specialty-Specific Application. This is available on the ONMM  Program Requirements and FAQs and Applications page. All application submissions must use the updated specialty-specific application.

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 December 20, 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 December 20, 2019
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 95 740 232*
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

Next Webinar in AOGME Scholarship & Research Series

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2019, 4:00 PM ET
Presenters: Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA & Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten, MSc, MA, PhD

Writing up the results and conclusions of your research can often be the most challenging part of a research project. This session deals with limitations inherent in different study designs, and how these biases impact the conclusions you can draw from your study.

Webinar participants will:

  • Learn the construction of results and conclusion sections of posters and research papers
  • Understand the biases of common study designs and how these biases can be mitigated
  • Learn how to design studies that are less likely to be biased
  • Analyze the impact of bias on the conclusions you draw from a study

Register for the webinar 

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