October 2018 OGME Corner

Jessika Brown

2018 Surgical Educators Seminar

In conjunction with the 2018 Annual Clinical Assembly, program directors and teaching faculty are invited to attend the 2018 Surgical Educators Seminar.

“Preparing your Surgical Program for 2020 and Beyond”

Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Hosted by: The ACOS Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee (RESC)
Registration Fee: $375.00 for Program Directors | $175.00 for Coordinators and Teaching Faculty

The Annual Surgical Educators Seminar is designed for anyone involved in the education and training of residents. This CME eligible seminar is a professional development program designed to enhance your knowledge and focus on the tools of a successful Program Director. The seminar will also provide a forum for educators to discuss common and emerging issues affecting your training programs.

ACGME Accreditation: Managing your Program's Expectations

  • Review Committee Update – General Update and Issues for Surgery
  • Program Requirements – Issues to be Aware of for 2019 Implementation
  • Update on the Accreditation of the Osteopathic Surgical Programs
  • Ongoing Challenges for Programs Transitioning to the Single Accreditation System
  • The Initial Accreditation Period – Expectations and Actions
  • Incorporating Osteopathic Recognition

Single Accreditation and the DO Program Director

  • ACGME Requirements for Scholarly Activity: Strategies for Improving Program Performance
  • The role of the CCC and Program Administration in Resident Remediation and Probation

Speakers for the Surgical Educators Seminar:

Constance P. Cashen, DO, FACOS
Kenneth Heiles, DO – Vice Chair, Osteopathic Principles Committee
Heidi Kromrei, PhD, Assistant Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Assoc. DIO, Director of Medical    Education - DMC Osteopathic Division
Donna L. Lamb, DHSc, MBA, BSN, Executive Director Review Committees for General, Plastics and Cardiothoracic Surgery, ACGME
Tiffany Moss, MBA – Executive Director, Osteopathic Accreditation
John R. Potts III, MD, Senior Vice President, ACGME
Valerie Sheridan, DO, FACOS – Executive Committee Member, Osteopathic Principles Committee

Facilitator: Mandip S. Atwal, D.O. FACOS, FACS, Chair-Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee

2017-2018 Resident Annual Report Results

The results of the Resident Annual Reports are available in each individual resident www.facos.org account. To access your results, log in to your account and select Training Status. Any questions about your results can be sent to gme@facos.org.

2019 General Surgery In-Service Exam

The 2019 General Service In-Service Examination will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019. Participation is required for all general surgery programs not closed with the AOA. Coordinators received accessed to the NBOME online registration portal mid-September. Registration must be complete by November 2nd, invoices to individual programs will be issued after that date.

ACGME Update

To date, 52 programs from the ACOS have achieved ACGME Initial Accreditation.

General Surgery  36
 Neurological Surgery    4
 Urological Surgery    9
 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery    1
 Surgical Critical Care    2


Congratulations to these General Surgery programs for recently achieving Initial Accreditation: Beaumont Hospital-Trenton, EastEnd Health Alliance, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, McLaren General Surgery Consortium, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Pinnacle Health, St. Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs and UPMC Horizon.