Meet the New AOGME RFC Leadership; AOGME/CORP Transitions in Medical Education Inaugural Program is Underway

Published August 29, 2023


Sandra SnyderBy Sandra Snyder, DO
AOGME Chair 

August 29, 2023

This month, AOGME and the AACOM Council on Residency Placement (CORP) kicked off the inaugural Transitions in Medical Education multiday program to comprehensively address the transitions in medical education and provide resources and connections to students and educators at each critical point-of-transition in medical education:

  • Transition from prospective student to osteopathic medical student
  • Transition into clinical training (OMS-II to OMS-III)
  • Transition to residency (entering OMS-IV)
  • Transition from OMS-IV into day 1 of residency
  • Transition from residency to practice/academic careers

There are several upcoming sessions through September, with more being scheduled for future dates. Please email us at if you would like to address a topic on the transitions in medical education and serve as a speaker/panelist for future sessions.

Visit the Transitions in Medical Education program webpage to view more information about the program, register for upcoming sessions and view recorded sessions.

Meet the 2023–2025 AOGME RFC Leadership

The AOGME RFC recently welcomed its new leadership team, which will serve a two-year term from July 2023 to June 2025.

  • Chair: Linda Logan, DO, PGY-4 combined anatomic and clinical pathology at University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, Vermont)
  • Vice Chair: Maria Jones, DO, PGY-3 emergency medicine/internal medicine at ChristianaCare Health System (Newark, Delaware)
  • Secretary: Nicholas Tito, DO, PGY-1 psychiatry at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
  • Education Committee Chair: Brian Nohomovich, DO, PhD, PGY-3 internal medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
  • Policy Committee Chair: Tanzina Nawrin, DO, PGY-2 internal medicine at UNC Health Southeastern (Lumberton, North Carolina)
  • Membership and Recruitment Committee Chair: Kristina Fritz-Tribble, DO, MS, MA, PGY-1 internal medicine at HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME: Brandon Regional Hospital (Brandon, Florida)
  • Immediate Past Chair: Emmanuel “Dimitri” Tito, DO, clinical faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)
AOGME Chair-Elect, Juan Acosta, DO, MS, is the 2023 ACOEP Bruce D. Horton, DO, FACOEP Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

AOGME Chair-Elect, Juan Acosta, DO, MS, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2023 American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) Bruce D. ‎Horton, DO, FACOEP Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his major contributions to the ‎emergency medicine profession through his actions, dedication and deeds over his career. Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement, Dr. Acosta!

Join the AIAMC Today to Receive an Exclusive AOGME Member Discount

The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) is offering AOGME member bonus benefits when your institution/hospital becomes an AIAMC member by December 31, 2023. AOGME members will receive a 25% discount off annual dues and two FREE AIAMC annual meeting registrations, a combined value of more than $3,325! The AIAMC is the only national organization addressing the unique needs of independent academic medical centers and community-based teaching hospitals. View more information and join the AIAMC today.

ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program Opportunity for Nephrology Fellowship Applicants

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is now accepting applications for the ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program as a part of its continued efforts in celebrating diversity in nephrology. This program will fund up to six applicants and provide each successful candidate $50,000 to reduce their loan burden over three years. Awards will center on individuals who have experienced personal or family hardship that has affected the need for financial assistance. Committed to increasing diversity at all levels of the society and the specialty, ASN strongly encourages diverse applicants to the loan mitigation pilot program. The application cycle closes on September 6, 2023. Learn more and apply now.

Register Today: Osteopathic Medicine for All Course - CME/GME

Registration is now open for the Osteopathic Medicine for All Course, scheduled for September 22-23, 2023 at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine - Dublin campus. This hybrid, pre-study and live course is designed for DO and MD residents and medical education faculty and preceptors in programs with Osteopathic Recognition. Participants will gain knowledge to better integrate OMM/OPP into their training and improve skills in precepting and evaluating students in applying those skills. Participants will watch pre-recorded lectures & take post-tests prior to attending the live OMM lab sessions. This is an excellent faculty development opportunity and will allow participants to share their learning experiences with each other. View more information and register now.

Register Today: Osteopathic Manipulation Foundations Microcredential

Registration is now open for the Osteopathic Manipulation Foundations Microcredential offered by the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM). This microcredential workshop will be held on September 30-October 1, 2023 at the UNTHSC/TCOM campus in Fort Worth, Texas. This 20-hour course consists of 4 hours of online work along with 16 hours of hands-on instruction and assessment activities. This is a basic, foundational course in theory, terminology and palpatory skills needed to understand and perform osteopathic manipulation in a clinical setting. View more information and register today.

Call for Proposals for the 2024 Macy Catalyst Awards for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education

Proposals for the 2024 Macy Catalyst Awards for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education are now being accepted through September 15, 2023. Successful proposals will describe, implement and evaluate innovative strategies to equip learners with the tools, skills and strategies to flourish in graduate medical education. Six projects will be selected to receive up to $50,000 over a one-year period (2/1/2024–1/31/2025). Applications may be submitted by any resident, fellow and/or faculty member involved with graduate medical education. View more information and apply now.

Upcoming Funding Opportunity: HRSA Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Rural Community Program Directors Program

HRSA recently announced an upcoming funding opportunity, the Primary Care Training and Enhancement - Rural Community Program Directors (PCTE-RCPD) program, which will support primary care fellowship programs that train primary care physicians who have completed a residency in general internal medicine, family medicine, general pediatrics or combined pediatrics and internal medicine in the skills necessary to be a successful residency program director of a rural primary care residency or a Teaching Health Center residency program. The estimated application post date is November 22, 2023, with an application due date of January 23, 2024, so stay tuned for more information on the PCTE-RCPD program.

AOGME Webinar Series: Webinar Recordings Available

On August 2, 2023, AOGME member Jordan Spencer, DO, presented a webinar on the value of interpersonal skills and their necessity for physicians in the practice of medicine. In this webinar, Dr. Spencer discusses the roles of empathy/compassion and gratitude in medical practice, and he highlights circumstances in which empathy is needed. View the webinar recording.

On August 15, 2023, featured AOGME member Lori Rodefeld, MS, and Emily Hawes, PharmD, of the Rural Residency Development Program team presented a webinar on identifying prime hospitals for rural residency development based on Section 131 of the Consolidation Appropriation Act 2021. In this webinar, they share considerations for GME development, as well as tools and resources to grow and support new GME program development in rural areas. View the webinar recording.

AOGME Webinar Series: Upcoming Webinars

Be sure to join us for several upcoming webinars of the AOGME Webinar Series. Upcoming webinar topics include rural GME development, the ACGME’s Med School Portal and more.

On Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 4:00–5:00 PM ET, Kent Voorhees, MD, and Alan Douglass, MD, both of whom serve on the Residency Program Solutions Panel of Consultants, will present a webinar on all aspects of rural GME development (Rural Track Programs, etc.), HRSA funding for developing residencies and THCGME program status updates (if any) and details for qualification. Register for the webinar.

On Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 4:00–5:00 PM ET, Sean Hogan, PhD, director of outcomes research and evaluation at the ACGME, will provide an overview of the ACGME’s Med School Portal. This online tool provides medical schools and colleges with feedback on alumni progress in residency. The data is useful in identifying areas for curricular and assessment innovations. Register for the webinar.

Monthly Membership Discussions

Join us on Wednesday, September 20 at 4:00 PM ET for the next monthly AOGME Membership discussion opportunity. This is an opportunity to connect with peers and raise topics for feedback or discussion. Please contact us at if you have any questions or have not received a meeting invitation.


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,

Sandra Snyder, DO
Chair, AOGME