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 at the Annual Clinical Assembly in National Harbor, MD on Thursday, October 12. 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 [email protected]:


David Cahn, D.O.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Urological Surgery, OGME V
[email protected]


Alice Higdon, D.O.
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
General Surgery, OGME IV
[email protected]


Michael Nordsiek, D.O.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Urological Surgery, OGME IV
[email protected]

Member at large:

Samantha Brodkin, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
General Surgery, OGME II
[email protected]

Member at large:

Carmen Tong, D.O.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Urological Surgery, OGME IV
[email protected]

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

“Meeting the Training Demands of Today’s Resident”
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
Hosted by the ACOS Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee (RESC)
The annual Osteopathic Surgical Educators Seminar, which is designed for anyone involved in the education and training of residents, 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 this training seminar; ACOS program directors and site directors are required to attend this seminar at least once every two years. The last three Osteopathic 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.., FACOS will discuss the option of incorporating an ACGME Osteopathic Track into residency programs. In addition, ACGME representatives, Dr. Potts and Donna Lamb, will be available in the afternoon for a bonus workshop, “ACGME Accreditation and Your Surgical Program.”

Registration is available online!