Leadership in National GME Policy

 

APCCMPD Responds to ABIM's Call for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Procedural Requirements for Initial IM Certification

August 31, 2020
The APCCMPD responded to the 
ABIM's request of Sub-speciality Program Directors of whether residents should be trained in any procedures in particular before entering fellowship in your discipline. The APCCMPD developed their response based on a surveyed the APCCMPD membership, which was conducted in March of 2020. Learn more and read the APCCMPD's response.


APPCCMPD and Uniform Match Policy Taskforce Provide CCM Updates to Match and Application Cycle 

June 10, 2020
Review a letter from the APCCMPD Board of Directors and the Uniform Match Policy Taskforce regarding follow-up steps to the Uniform Match Policy Summit, held in January 2002. The APCCMPD and Uniform Match Policy Taskforce also provide suggestions to support applicant fairness given the delayed opening of ERAS until August 12, 2020. We look forward to continuing to serve you. 

Review the Letter


ERAS Announces Timeline for 2021 Fellowship Application Timeline

May 20, 2020
ERAS has announced that fellowship programs will gain access to ERAS on August 12, 2020. Learn more.


APCCMPD Recommends Virtual
Interviews for Upcoming Application and Interview Season

May 15, 2020
Much uncertainty exists about how the COVID-19 Pandemic will impact this upcoming application and interview season. Shelter-in-place orders, travel bans, and work place/training demands of programs across the United States will undoubtedly change the ability of applicants to travel and of programs to host visitors.

As a community of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Programs, we coalesce around the belief that the safety and wellbeing of our staff, faculty, and trainees are of utmost importance. With this in mind, the APCCMPD Board of Directors recommends that all programs conduct all of their fellowship interviews virtually. Review the full recommendation.


AAIM Requests APCCMPD to comment on Proposal to ERAS & NRMP Modifying Fellowship Application Dates in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, April 17, 2020
AAIM requested APCCMPD's comment by April 22, 2020 on modifying 2020 application deadlines in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Given the short time to respond the APCCMPD Board of Directors convened a rapid survey of past Board Members and current board members including a fellow representative and programs affected drastically by the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City. Review APCCMPD's Response.


APCCMPD Requests ACGME Postpone Fellowship Program Deadlines in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Postponement of Milestones 2.0 Implementation- During the APCCMPD 2020 Annual Virtual Conference attendees expressed their concern to ACGME regarding the upcoming July 2020 implementation of Milestones 2.0, while preparing and addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to APCCMPD Member feedback, the ACGME agreed to postpone implementation until July 2021.

Friday, March 13, 2020
Annual Survey, 2020 Self-study Deadlines, and Site Visits in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic- On behalf of APCCMPD Members, the APCCMPD requested the ACGME postpone the annual survey; 2020 self-study deadlines; and site visits.  The APCCMPD also requested the ACGME consider the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic upon reviewing annual survey results. Consideration must be given to the lack of faculty and fellow development around the new survey and the likely impact the pandemic will have on trainee and faculty wellbeing and morale. 
See email correspondence.
See ACGME's Response


APCCMPD Responds to ACGME's Revisions to the 2019 WebADS Annual Update

On August 13, 2019, the APCCMPD Board of Directors (BOD) initiated a dialog with the ACGME on the revisions to the 2019 annual WebADS update.  On behalf of the APCCMPD membership, the APCCMPD BOD has ultimately provided recommendations to the ACGME that would improve the WebADS process.

August 13, 2019- Read APCCMPD's Letter
October 11, 2019- 
Read ACGME's Response 
October 18, 2019- 
Read APCCMPD's Recommendations to Improve WebADS


Support for ABIM's co-sponsorship of the forthcoming ABMS NCC Certification Examination
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 the APCCMPD led a collaboration along with the American Thoracic Society; CHEST; The Society of Critical Care Medicine;  The Association of Pulmonary, Critical Care Division Chiefs; and The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine to support American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) co-sponsorship of the forthcoming American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Neurocritical Care (NCC) Certification Examination. Learn More.

ACGME Call for Comments on Revised Program Requirements in Pulmonary Medicine and  Critical Care Medicine
On September 26, 2019 the APCCMPD provided comment to the ACGME on their recent recent focused revisions to the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Pulmonary Disease and the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Critical Care Medicine.  

September 26, 2019- Read APCCMPD's Response and Learn More
 

ACGME Call for Comments on Proposed Paradigm Shifts Needed for IM2035
The ACGME has begun to articulate their vision for IM2035 and is considering a paradigm shift to train and meet the future needs of internists. The APCCMPD has been invited to respond to a SWAT analysis on each of the 3 paradigm shifts being considered. 

On August 29, 2019, after input from our membership the APCCMPD provided a responde to the ACGME. Read APCCMPD's responce. 

 

APCCMPD Responds to Call for Comments on Proposed Changes to USMLE Score Report
On July 26, 2019, the APCCMPD responded to the proposed changes to the USMLE Score Report as outlined in a the Summary Report and Preliminary Recommendations from the Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring (InCUS), March 11-12, 2019. 

July 26, 2019- Learn More and Read APCCMPD's Response


APCCMPD Responds to ABIM's Call for Comments on Sequencing of CCM and Pulmonary Certification Examinations
On March 11, 2019, the ABIM requested comment on a proposed change to the sequence in which the Pulmonary Board Exam and the Critical Care Board Exam are offed to trainees. 

ABIM proposes the following: Remove the requirement for having Pulmonary Disease certification prior to applying for admission to the Critical Care Medicine Examination. Allow trainees to take both the Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Certification Examinations after their final year of combined training 

April 18, 2019- Learn More and Read APCCMPD's Response


APCCMPD Responds to ABIM's Call for Comments on Proposed Revisions to Procedural Requirements for Initial IM Certification
In September of 2018 the ABIM requested input as to whether or not there should be procedural competencies required of all graduating residents to be eligible for initial certification in Internal Medicine. See the APCCMPD’s September 2018 response

In follow-up, on March 12, 2019, the ABIM Internal Medicine Board made a recommendation about what the procedural competencies for Internal Medicine certification will be.

April 15, 2019- Learn More and Read APCCMPD's Response

ACGME Call for Comments on Revised Program Requirements in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

On March 13, 2019 the APCCMPD provided comment to the ACGME on their recent recent focused revisions to the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

ACGME's revisions were in response to the September 9, 2018 join IM Subspecialty correspondence to the ACGME on the Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education for all IM subspecialties. 

March 13, 2019- Read APCCMPD's Response and Learn More

ACGME Call for Comments on a New Specialty in Neurocritical Care
On December 18, 2018 the APCCMPD provided comment to the ACGME on their recent proposal for form a new speciality in Neurocritical Care.  Learn More.

December 18, 2019- Read APCCMPD's Response and Learn More


APCCMPD initiates an IM-sub speciality request for focused revisions to the Program Requirements in Graduate Medical Education for the Internal Medicine Subspecialties as they relate to protected time and salary support for Program Directors and Associate Program Directors.  

The APCCMPD initiated a letter to the ACGME requesting focused revisions to the Program Requirements in Graduate Medical Education for the Internal Medicine Subspecialties as they relate to protected time and salary support for Program Directors and Associate Program Directors.  

The APCCMPD invited Program Directors’ group to from all  IM Subspecialties to provide comment and to join together with other Program Director organizations by signing a letter addressed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee (IM-RRC). 

The final letter was sent on behalf of on behalf of the APCCMPD; American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; American College of Cardiology; American College of Rheumatology; American Gastroenterological Association; American Geriatrics Society and Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs; Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; American Society of Hematology; American Society of Nephrology; American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; and Infectious Diseases Society of America.

September 4, 2018Review the final letter and ACGME's Response

ABIM Internal Medicine Procedural Requirements and Their Communication

The American Board of Internal Medicine requested the APCCMPD’s input on their current Internal Medicine procedural requirements and how they are communicated. The APCCMPD BOD responded based on the results of an APCCMPD Member.

September 6, 2018Read APCCMPD’s response to the ABIM

The APCCMPD sincerely thanks all member programs for their continued response to surveys that inform issues such as this and for their support of the organization. Together we shape the future of GME. 

ACGME- Call for Comments- IM 2035- Internal Medicine Requirements within Proposed Common Program Requirements

The ACGME Resident Review Committee in Internal Medicine (IM-RRC) will soon begin a major revision of the Common Program Requirements for Internal Medicine. Unlike past revisions, the IM RRC requested a different approach, to include the scenario-based strategic planning executive summary. The review period closed on July 1, 2018 and asked for two things:

  • Provide feedback on the insights and themes from IM2035
  • While considering IM2013, review and provide the IM RRC comments on which current IM specialty requirements should be edited or removed, and what new requirements should be introduced.

July 1, 2018- Review the APCCMPD Comments

ACGME Call for Comments on the Common Program Requirements Sections I-V, Phase 2

The ACGME Board of Directors initiated this second and final phase of the Common Program Requirements Sections I-V review. To address inherent differences in specialty and subspecialty training, the Phase 2 Task Force developed two sets of Common Program Requirements - one specific to residency programs, and a separate set for fellowships. The fellowship version applies to all subspecialty programs, regardless of program length, and will replace the separate One-Year Common Program Requirements.
March 2018APCCMPD Comments

ACGME Call for Comments on the Common Program Requirements Section VI

Section VI of the CPR addresses: Professionalism, Personal Responsibility, and Patient Safety; Transitions of Care, Alertness Management/Fatigue Mitigation; Supervision of Residents; and Clinical Responsibilities in areas of Teamwork and Resident Duty Hours. 

December 2016APCCMPD Comments 
 

ACGME Call for Comments on Common Program Requirements I-V, Phase 1
November 2016Issue Brief and Correspondence

Proposed Changes to ABIM AQI MOC Pathway
June 2016- Issue Brief and Correspondence

Duty Hours

April 2009- Correspondence to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
February 2016 Letter
March 2016 Testimony Transcript

ABIM MOC Fee Credit Component of MOC for Fellows-in-Training

Issue Brief
June 2015- Correspondence with Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine

Modification of ACGME Requirement Regarding Additional Training Programs for PCCM and CCM Fellowship Programs

Issue Brief
APCCMPD Member Survey Response on Issue
September 2014- Correspondence to ACGME
May 2015- APCCMPD/CCSC Task Force Correspondence to ACGME 
Full ACGME Response


Comments on Training Program Requirements

April 2010- Correspondence to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


Proposed Pathway to Certification in Emergency Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

December 2009- Correspondence to the American Board of Internal Medicine

Proposed Revisions to NRMP Internal Medicine Specialty Match Timeline

November 2009- Correspondence to the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine