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Webinar | Updates | Events | Applications | For Students | Resources
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.
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 Directors, Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, Presenter: John Gimpel, DO, MEd. More information.