Giving Thanks; Open Officer Position on AOGME Board

Published November 26, 2019

2019 AOGME Chair

November 26, 2019

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, a word of thanks to you, our members. We appreciate your commitment to osteopathic graduate medical education and AOGME. We thank you for your tireless efforts to enhance GME training and improve the health of the public.  We are proud to serve as your professional home and to support you in your work.

As we prepare for the AACOM Annual Conference, which will be held in March 2020, I want to highlight a leadership opportunity as a member of the AOGME Board. There is currently an open officer position for the secretary/treasurer that will be in place in March 2020. Service on the AOGME board is a fulfilling and important opportunity to shape the future of osteopathic GME at a time of significant change. I strongly encourage you to participate, please read the call for nominations for details and contact us at should you have any questions. Nominations are accepted until January 13, 2020.

AOGME/GME Events at Annual Conference

At Educating Leaders 2020, we will be hosting five days of programming specifically focused on graduate medical education. Please come join us and take part in our pre-conference workshops, oral presentations, AOGME member events, meetings, and more. This year’s conference chair is former AOGME Board Member Patricia Matto, DO.

AOGME will have a day-long program on Wednesday, March 25, that will include an ACGME Update Workshop, Best Practices in Osteopathic Recognition, GME Nuts & Bolts with Osteopathic Recognition, the AOGME Annual Membership/Business Luncheon and more. There are additional GME offerings throughout the conference; for a more complete listing of all GME and AOGME programming and workshops, be sure to check out our program planner.

AOGME Member-only Discounts for Annual Conference

AOGME members will receive the member discount for the conference. In addition, you can participate in the referral program by encouraging your colleagues to become members of AOGME and receive a 15% discount on annual conference registration fees. Read more about the member referral program on our website. Members of the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council will receive $100 off the annual conference registration fee. Share with your residents and fellows!

Collegium of Fellows

As a final reminder, the 2020 Collegium of Fellows application cycle will close December 1, 2019. If you have started your application or are still considering applying, submit your application soon. The Collegium of Fellows is a prestigious recognition and designation of meritorious service to AOGME and osteopathic graduate medical education. Learn more and apply today.

2020 AOGME Awards

The 2020 AOGME Awards Call for Nominations is now open. This is an opportunity to recognize your colleagues and individuals who have/are making an impact in the osteopathic profession and in osteopathic medical education. The AOGME sponsors several awards including:

  • Special Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Award for Excellence in Osteopathic Medical Education
  • Leadership Award
  • Special Award of Appreciation

Awardees will be recognized at the Educating Leaders 2020: the AACOM Annual Conference during the AOGME Chair’s Reception and the AACOM Awards Banquet. Nominations are due on December 30, 2019.

We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with direct inquires by emailing or calling us at 301-657-7881.

Thank you for your continued support,