OGME Corner

Susan L. Rall, M.Ed

ACGME Updates

General Surgery

The ACGME General Surgery Review Committee updated the resource, Defined Category Minimum Numbers for General Surgery, to reflect minimums that will be effective for Academic Year 2017-2018. It can be found on the Case Log Information page of the Surgery section of the ACGME website.

Urological Surgery

Focused Revision to the ACGME Program Requirements for Urology

The ACGME Urological Review Committee has completed a focused revision to the existing Program Requirements for Urology. Recognizing the value of the perspective of the public, program directors, faculty members, and others on accreditation-related issues, the Review Committee invites comments on the currently approved Program Requirements, which are posted on the Review and Comment page of the ACGME website.

Neurological Surgery

At the recent ACGME Neurological Surgery RC meeting it was determined that DO's will be accepted as program directors. More information to follow.

ACOS Programs Receiving ACGME Initial Accreditation

Congratulations! The following programs who have received ACGME initial accreditation:
PCOM-General Surgery Program *(pending)
Albert Einstein Medical Center-Urological Program
Charleston Area Medical Center-Urological Program
Detroit Medical Center-Urological Program
Hahnemann Medical Center-Urological Program
John S. Stroger Cook County Hospital-Urological Programs
Sparrow Hospital-Urological Program

Surgical Educators Seminar

Program Directors and surgical residency teaching faculty are reminded to register for the Surgical Educators Seminar offered in conjunction with the ACOS Annual Clinical Assembly in Phoenix, AZ.  The Surgical Educators Seminar will be on Saturday, September 24th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Program directors are required to attend the Educators Seminar at least once every two years.   
After more than two years of conversations, on February 26, 2014 the AOA announced that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) had agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to create a new “Unified Accrediting Body.”  On July 1, 2015 osteopathic training programs were able to apply for ACGME accreditation.  Since that time, almost half of ACOS Surgical Residency Programs have applied and received pre-accreditation status with ACGME. But what are the next steps towards initial accreditation with ACGME and beyond? This Session will be devoted to the process of receiving the next step, initial accreditation, and assisting programs to reach that goal.

This Surgical Educators Seminar will be devoted to the process of ACGME accreditation, ACGME requirements and the ACGME process.  Program Directors, DMEs and program coordinators are encouraged to attend this most important workshop. Presenters for this session will be Donna L. Lamb, MBA, BSN, Mandip Atwal, D.O., FACOS, Philip Ginsberg, D.O., FACOS.  

Registration is available onsite at ACA. Visit the South Registration Desk on Level 1 of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.