AACOM/AOGME Virtual Residency Fair; Member Highlights

Published July 29, 2022


Sandra Snyder

By Sandra Snyder, DO
AOGME Chair 

This month, we are busy planning for the AACOM/AOGME Virtual Residency Fair taking place on Friday, August 5, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM ET. We thank all AOGME members who will showcase their programs and connect with students next week. Nearly 100 programs across more than a dozen specialties will participate in the residency fair and help students navigate the residency application process. Insights from programs on timely recruitment practices, expectations, interviewing tips and more are critical to students entering the match. We are pleased to offer this opportunity to osteopathic medical students and hope you join us and engage in these conversations next week!

AOGME Membership Activities

At this month’s membership discussion opportunity on July 20, members engaged in a robust discussion related to a variety of topics including virtual interviewing and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Request for Information on Primary Care. The group discussed the importance of investing in primary care, including the pipeline to primary care, growing primary care graduate medical education (GME) programs, supporting initiatives such as the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, mental and behavioral health and more. Join us for the next membership discussion opportunity on August 17 at 4:00 PM ET as we engage in discussions on a variety of topics including strategies and challenges to grow GME programs and positions.

AOGME Residents and Fellows Council Update

During a recent meeting, the Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) leadership provided updates on their engagement activities in recent months. Dr. Allison Daniel, member of the RFC Board participated in congressional meetings during AACOM’s Advocacy Day and discussed key priorities including the support for GME parity for DOs and expanding osteopathic research and representation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Daniel also participates in the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) Learner Advisory Group, AOGME is an organizational partner of NCICLE. The group is discussing the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) pathway and perspectives from non-physician providers. The RFC leadership continue to serve in leadership positions including Dr. Emmanuel Tito, Chair of the RFC Board, who participated in the AOA Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) program and AACOM’s Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF). In addition, Dr. Tito serves on the West Virginia Board for Rural Health. We are proud of our RFC members as they continue to serve the community and lead.  

Funding Opportunities

AOGME members can take advantage of funding opportunities from the Macy Foundation that were recently announced. The Macy Foundation launched its Catalyst Awards for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education to fund projects in GME that support civility, psychological safety and thriving in the clinical learning environment for residents and fellows. Applications are accepted until September 15. If interested in applying for this grant opportunity, AOGME is willing to provide support, please contact us at aogme@aacom.org with any ideas on how we can help. Learn more about the Catalyst Awards.

The Macy Faculty Scholars Programs is also accepting applications by August 1, 2022. The Macy Faculty Scholars receive up to $200,000 of salary support over two years to implement an educational scholarly project in their home institutions. The program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educators and future leaders in medicine and nursing. Learn more and apply.

AOGME Webinar Series

This month, we hosted a webinar with Dr. Deborah S. Clements at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Dr. W. Fred Miser at the Ohio State University Family and Community Medicine Residency Program on using the ACGME Resident Surveys to improve your residency program. View the webinar recording.

In August, AOGME will feature a webinar on healthcare IT and the practitioner with Dr. Thomas Keane, Senior Advisor to the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Register for the webinar.

The AOGME Education Committee has planned webinars for the remainder of 2022 and early 2023 which include webinars on well-being in GME, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, professional identity formation and the transition to residency. View upcoming webinars.

Final Reminder to Submit Abstracts: ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Course

The Call for Sessions for the 2023 ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Course will close on August 1. The ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Full-Day Course will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 in Nashville, TN. We strongly encourage AOGME members to consider submitting a proposal for the course and share your perspectives and experiences with Osteopathic Recognition.

We thank all who have renewed their 2022-2023 AOGME membership! If you still need to renew, please take a moment to renew your membership today.

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with direct inquires by emailing aogme@aacom.org  or calling us at 301-657-7881.