OGME Corner

Susan L. Rall, M.Ed

Nominations for 2017 - 2018 Residents Section Governing Council


The Nominating Committee of the Residents Section Governing Council will finalize a slate of officer nominees next month. Elected positions to be voted on are: Chair Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. A second Member-at-Large position is appointed to serve as the resident member on the Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee.

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 Susan Rall at srall@facos.org:

Chair:

David Cahn, D.O.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Urological Surgery, OGME V
dbcahn@gmail.com

Chair-elect:

Alice Higdon, D.O.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
General Surgery, OGME IV
aliceahigdon@gmail.com

Secretary-Treasurer:

Michael Nordsiek, D.O.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Urological Surgery, OGME IV
michaelnordsiek@gmail.com

Member at large:

Samantha Brodkin, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
General Surgery, OGME II
samanthabr@pcom.edu

Member at large:

Carmen Tong, D.O.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Urological Surgery, OGME IV
carmen.cm.tong@gmail.com


Elections will be held at the Residents Section Annual Business Meeting scheduled during the Annual Clinical Assembly in National Harbor, MD on Thursday, October 12 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  If nominated, you are encouraged to attend the meeting in order to increase your chances of election.
 
To learn more about the Residents Section and the Residents Section Governing Council, visit the ACOS website.

Surgical Educators Seminar

Registration is available online!

Program Directors and surgical residency teaching faculty are reminded to register for the Surgical Educators Seminar taking place on Saturday, October from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Clinical Assembly in National Harbor, MD. Program directors are required to attend the Surgical Educators Seminar at least once every two years.   

The annual seminar is designed for anyone involved in the education and training of residents and provides a forum for educators to discuss common and emerging issues affecting their training programs. Faculty and program directors of AOA-approved residency training programs are encouraged to attend. ACOS program directors and site directors are required to attend this seminar at least once every two years.

The last three Surgical Educators Seminars have addressed the application process for the ACGME Single Accreditation System. The 2017 seminar will feature two didactic sessions that will provide attendees with the information to apply for and maintain ACGME Osteopathic Track in their programs and the tools needed to handle residents with academic and behavioral challenges. Franklin J. Medio, PhD, who is back by popular demand, will conduct a session on dealing with difficult learners; and Robert Cain, D.O., FCOI and Valerie Sheridan, D.O., FACOS, will discuss the option of incorporating an ACGME Osteopathic Track into residency programs.