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Internal Medicine Review Committee
Request for Initial Comment
The Review Committee is asking for recommendations for changes to its Program Requirements. Unlike past revisions, the Review Committee is using a new pilot in which it requests that the GME community first review the report from a new process, and use the insights learned to guide comments on the requirements. This new process, scenario-based strategic planning, is a technique for managing uncertainty, risk, and opportunity.
To review the Executive Summary and Draft Program Requirements and download the Initial Comment Form, click here.  Comments must be submitted using the form by July 1, 2018.  E-mail Executive Director Jerry Vasilias with questions.


Transitional Year (TY) Review Committee
TY Committee seeks Resident Member
The Review Committee seeks nominations for its next resident member, a position that will begin July 1, 2019. The resident member must have a minimum of one year of residency remaining after July 1, 2020. For more information, e-mail Accreditation Administrator Aimee Morales . Nominations will be accepted until July 13, 2018.
TY Committee Seeks Two New Members
The Review Committee seeks nominations for two positions. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the Committee’s current needs, with emphasis on the nominees’ professional qualifications, geographic distribution, and gender diversity. The new members’ terms will be six years, beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants must be certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties or by the American Osteopathic Association in radiology or internal medicine.  E-mail Accreditation Administrator Aimee Morales for more information. Nominations will be accepted until July 13, 2018.
Surgery Review Committee
Case Log Update
Following discussions with the complex general surgical oncology community, the Review Committee has removed the requirement to designate one code as “primary” in an individual fellow’s Case Log. This will allow all procedures to count toward the fellow’s Case Logs and will allow more than one fellow take credit for a procedure on a patient. Previous Case Log data will no longer display a primary credit designation.
Surgery Committee Seeks Resident Member 
The Review Committee seeks nominations for its next resident member position that will become available July 1, 2019. Nominees must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program at the time of the appointment, and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of residency. Applicants must be in the PGY-2-4 during the 2017-2018 academic year. For more details, click  here.
E-mail Associate Executive Director Cathy Ruiz for more information.
Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2018.
Plastic Surgery Review Committee
Updated Resource Posted
Updated transfer criteria for integrated programs are posted on the Documents and Resources page of the Plastic Surgery section of the ACGME website.