ERAS Opens to Programs; 2023 AOGME Awards Call for Nominations

Published September 29, 2022


Sandra Snyder

By Sandra Snyder, DO
AOGME Chair 

Yesterday marked the opening of the ERAS to programs to begin reviewing applications. Programs can now begin reviewing applications in the ERAS Program Director’s WorkStation (PDWS). AOGME has hosted several events to help programs and applicants prepare for the 2023 residency application cycle, including the AACOM/AOGME Virtual Residency Fair last month and a panel discussion webinar on residency interviewing and tips for the match hosted by the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) Executive Board as part of their annual series on the transition to residency.

Call for Nominations: 2023 AOGME Awards

Nominations for the 2023 AOGME Awards are now being accepted. There are three categories of awards: Leadership, Special Lifetime Achievement and Special Award of Appreciation. Nominations are due on December 30, 2022. Awardees will be recognized at Educating Leaders 2023, the AACOM Annual Conference, in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about the AOGME Awards, view previous recipients and access the nomination forms.

Call for Abstract Reviewers: Educating Leaders 2023

AOGME members are invited to serve as abstract reviewers for Educating Leaders 2023 (EL23), the AACOM Annual Conference. Reviewers are expected to:

  • Attend training webinar on Friday, October 21 from 3:30 pm–4:45 PM EST to share best practices and ensure fair scoring among reviewers. The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
  • Evaluate 8–13 abstracts via an online portal (CTI's cOASIS). The assigned number of abstracts will vary depending on the number of reviewers and the number and types of abstracts submitted.
  • Complete reviews no later than November 18, 2022.

Please sign up to serve as an EL23 abstract reviewer by Friday, September 30, 2022 using this link

AOGME Council of GME Leaders’ Forums on GME Growth & Development

The first session of the Forums on GME Growth & Development hosted by the AOGME Council of GME Leaders was held on September 20, 2022. In this session, Dr. Lisa Nash shared how GME has grown and developed at her institution, UNTHSC/TCOM. AOGME members can access the recording of her session here (login required). Additional sessions of the Forums on GME Growth & Development will be scheduled for October and throughout late January, February and March of 2023.

In an effort to expand AOGME’s role in supporting GME growth and development among colleges of osteopathic medicine and residency programs, the AOGME Council of GME Leaders is hosting the Forums on GME Growth & Development. These forums will highlight strategies to develop and grow GME programs/positions. GME leaders across the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine will share their strategies, ideas, challenges and solutions to start and expand GME programs. The information and narratives shared during these forums will be valuable to AACOM’s efforts to support GME growth and development at COMs and explore opportunities for collaboration. If interested in sharing your experiences starting and growing GME at your institution and participating in the Forums on GME Growth & Development, email us at

GME Funding Opportunity

As a reminder, the HRSA Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program has issued another grant opportunity to support the training of residents in primary care residency programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. This program prepares physician and dental residents to provide high-quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations. Eligible entities are Community-based ambulatory patient care centers that sponsor an accredited primary care residency program. HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $18.4 million to approximately 28 recipients through this funding opportunity. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 18, 2022. View the grant opportunity for complete eligibility information.

Join us for our AOGME webinar next week on October 5 at 4:00 PM ET, as Dr. Meaghan Ruddy, senior vice president of academic affairs, enterprise assessment & advancement and chief R&D officer at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, shares her institution’s experience in becoming one of the first and largest THCGME organizations in the nation. Register for the webinar here.

AOGME Webinar Series

This month, AOGME hosted two webinars. The first webinar featured Dr. Jonathan Ripp, dean for well-being & resilience and chief wellness officer at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as he discussed GME wellness in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second webinar was hosted by the AOGME RFC Executive Board as a panel discussion on residency interviewing and tips for the match as part of their annual series on the transition to residency. In October, AOGME will host one webinar:

The AOGME Education Committee has planned webinars for the remainder of the 2022 and early 2023, which include webinars on professional identity formation and the transition to residency. View upcoming webinars.

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. We are also excited to welcome new members who recently joined AOGME! We encourage all of you to spread the word about AOGME and engage more of your colleagues in this community.

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