OGME Corner

Susan L. Rall, M.Ed

Annual Resident Reports – Are OVERDUE!


Annual Resident Reports were due in the ACOS offices no later than June 30, 2016. We are still receiving reports! Over 750 individual annual resident reports were expected to be submitted and reviewed by Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee (RESC) for the upcoming meeting of the RESC in August 2016.

ACOS staff are reviewing the reports to make sure that they are complete and are checking for clarity and compliance. Residents and program directors will be notified if their reports are incomplete. Late fees may be levied on a resident if the report is deferred. Additionally, the training year might be deferred if the Annual Resident Report does not meet the criteria required by the RESC.  

Nominations for 2016- 2017 Resident Section Governing Council


The Nominating Committee of the Resident Section Governing Council will finalize a slate of nominees next month for election on Thursday, September 22 during the 2016 Annual Clinical Assembly in Phoenix, AZ. Elected positions to be decided are Chair Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. A second Member-at-Large position is appointed to fill the resident member position on the RESC. If you are interested in serving on the council, send an e-mail expressing your interest, with an endorsement from your program director, to one of the following Nominating Committee members or to Susan Rall at srall@facos.org:

Chair, Sean Henderson, D.O., OGME-5 (URO) from Albert Einstein, seanjayhenderson@gmail.com

Chair Elect, David Cahn, D.O., OGME-4 (URO) from Albert Einstein, dbcahn@gmail.com

Secretary-Treasurer, Peter Tek, D.O., OGME-4 (URO) from Franciscan St. James,  ptek21@gmail.com

Member-at-Large, Alice Higdon, D.O., OGME-3 (GS) from St. John’s Episcopal, aliceahigdon@gmail.com

Elections will be held at the Resident Section Annual Business Meeting scheduled during the Annual Clinical Assembly in Phoenix on Thursday, September 22nd.  If nominated, you are encouraged to attend the meeting in order to increase your chances of election.  

To learn more visit the Residents Section webpage.

Surgical Educators Seminar


Program directors and surgical residency teaching faculty are reminded to register for the Surgical Educators Seminar. The seminar will take place Saturday, September 24th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. at the 2016 Annual Clinical Assembly in Phoenix, AZ. Program directors are required to attend the Surgical Educators Seminar at least once every two years.

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.