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Sanjay V Desai, David A Asch, Lisa M Bellini, Krisda H Chaiyachati, Manqing Liu, Alice L Sternberg, James Tonascia, Alyssa M Yeager, Jeremy M Asch, Joel T Katz, Mathias Basner, David W Bates, Karl Y Bilimoria, David F Dinges, Orit Even-Shoshan, David M Shade, Jeffrey H Silber, Dylan S Small, Kevin G Volpp, Judy A Shea
Background Concern persists that inflexible duty-hour rules in medical residency programs may adversely affect the training of physicians. Methods We randomly assigned 63 internal medicine residency programs in the United States to be governed by standard duty-hour policies of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or by more flexible policies that did not specify limits on shift length or mandatory time off between shifts. Measures of educational experience included observations of the activities of interns (first-year residents), surveys of trainees (both interns and residents) and faculty, and intern examination scores...
March 20, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
Michelle M Valdez, Maureen Liwanag, Charles Mount, Rechell Rodriguez, Elisea Avalos-Reyes, Andrew Smith, David Collette, Michael Starsiak, Richard Green
Introduction: Inefficiencies in the command approval process for publications and/or presentations negatively impact DoD Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency programs' ability to meet ACGME scholarly activity requirements. A preliminary review of the authored works approval process at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) disclosed significant inefficiency, variation in process, and a low level of customer satisfaction. In order to facilitate and encourage scholarly activity at NMCSD, and meet ACGME requirements, the Executive Steering Council (ESC) chartered an interprofessional team to lead a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) project...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
Michael J Ingargiola, Felipe Molina Burbano, Amy Yao, Saba Motakef, Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy, Nikki M Burish, Lisa R David, Peter J Taub
Background: The recently increased minimum aesthetic surgery requirements set by the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME highlight the importance of aesthetic surgery training for plastic surgery residents. Participation in resident aesthetic surgery clinics has become an important tool to achieve this goal. Yet, there is little literature on the current structure of these clinics. Objectives: The authors sought to evaluate current practices of aesthetic resident-run clinics in the United States...
March 14, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Robert W Irwin, Jeffrey Smith, S Barry Issenberg
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) developed milestones for evaluation of resident physicians that include proper musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) examination of major joints. To date, there have been no published data demonstrating acquisition and retention of these skills and correlation with the milestone evaluation. The investigators developed and implemented a curriculum in musculoskeletal ultrasound examination for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residents at a large academic medical center...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Erynne A Faucett, Jonnae Y Barry, Hilary C McCrary, Ahlam A Saleh, Audrey B Erman, Stacey L Ishman
Importance: To date, there have been no reports in the current literature regarding the use of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies in otolaryngology residency training. An evaluation may help educators address these core competencies in the training curriculum. Objectives: To examine the quantity and nature of otolaryngology residency training literature through a systematic review and to evaluate whether this literature aligns with the 6 core competencies...
March 8, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Matthew D Putnam, Julie E Adams, Paul Lender, Ann E Van Heest, Janet R Shanedling, David J Nuckley, Joan E Bechtold
OBJECTIVES: Primary: Assess the ability of faculty graders to predict the objectively measured strength of distal radius fracture fixation. Secondary: Compare resident skill variation and retention related to other knowable training data. DESIGN: Residents were allowed 60 minutes to stabilize a standardized distal radius fracture using an assigned fixed-angle volar plate. Faculty observed and subjectively graded the residents without providing real-time feedback...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Naileshni Singh, Alison A Nielsen, David J Copenhaver, Samir J Sheth, Chin-Shang Li, Scott M Fishman
Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has recently implemented milestones and competencies as a framework for training fellows in Pain Medicine, but individual programs are left to create educational platforms and assessment tools that meet ACGME standards. Objectives: In this article, we discuss the concept of milestone-based competencies and the inherent challenges for implementation in pain medicine. We consider simulation-based education (SBE) as a potential tool for the field to meet ACGME goals through advancing novel learning opportunities, engaging in clinically relevant scenarios, and mastering technical and nontechnical skills...
February 27, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Matthew L Goldman, Carol A Bernstein, Lyuba Konopasek, Melissa Arbuckle, Laurel E S Mayer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: Academic Psychiatry
AnnaMarie Connolly, Alice Goepfert, Anita Blanchard, Elizabeth Buys, Nicole Donnellan, Cindy L Amundsen, Shelley L Galvin, Kimberly Kenton
Background : Few tools currently exist for effective, accessible delivery of real-time, workplace feedback in the clinical setting. Objective : We developed and implemented a real-time, web-based tool for performance-based feedback in the clinical environment. Methods : The tool (myTIPreport) was designed for performance-based feedback to learners on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Milestones and procedural skills...
February 2018: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Laura S Humphries, Deana S Shenaq, Chad M Teven, Julie E Park, David H Song
Background: We hypothesize that reusable, on-site specialty instrument trays available to plastic surgery residents in the emergency department (ED) for bedside procedures are more cost-effective than disposable on-site and remote re-usable operating room (OR) instruments at our institution. Methods: We completed a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing the use of disposable on-site kits and remote OR trays to a hypothetical, custom, reusable tray for ED procedures completed by PRS residents...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Lena M Napolitano, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Kyle J Gunnerson, Michael D Maile, Michael Quasney, Robert C Hyzy
Critical care fellowship training in the United States differs based on specific specialty, and includes medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, pediatrics, emergency medicine and neurocritical care training pathways. We provide an update regarding the number and growth of U.S. critical care fellowship training programs, on-duty residents and certified diplomates, and review the different critical care physician training pathways available to residents interested in pursuing a fellowship in critical care. Data were obtained from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and specialty boards [American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Surgery (ABS), American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)] and the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) for the last 16 years (2001-2017)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Christopher A Adin, Callie A Fogle, Steven L Marks
To ensure patient safety and protect the well-being of interns and residents, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) issued guidelines in 2003 limiting the working hours of physician trainees. Although many supported the goals of the ACGME, institutions struggled to restructure their programs and hire staff required by this unfunded mandate. Numerous studies have analyzed the effects of duty hours restrictions on patient outcomes and physician training over the past 15 years. Most agree that duty hours restrictions improved well-being of house officers, but these improvements came at the expense of continuity, and patient hand-offs led to medical errors...
February 19, 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Aaron I Karlen, Erik J Solberg, Deborah S Quanbeck, Ann E Van Heest
OBJECTIVE: The Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) is administered annually and is used to assess medical knowledge of orthopedic surgery residents. Beginning in the 2013 to 2014 academic year, the ACGME expanded the postgraduate year (PGY)-1 curriculum from 3 to 6 months of orthopedic surgery rotations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of increased PGY-1 orthopedic surgery exposure on medical knowledge as measured by the OITE. DESIGN: From 2011 to 2013, 24 PGY-2 residents completed 3 months of PGY-1 orthopedic training (Group 1)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Erika L Abramson, Monique M Naifeh, Michelle D Stevenson, Elizabeth Mauer, Hoda T Hammad, Linda M Gerber, Su-Ting T Li
OBJECTIVE: Participation in scholarly activity (SA) is an ACGME requirement. Yet, the authors' previous research with program directors (PDs) suggests pediatric SA training is variable and suboptimal. To help programs better meet requirements, our objective was to understand the resident perspective regarding SA training, including factors associated with satisfaction and productivity. METHODS: The authors conducted cross-sectional surveys of second and third year pediatric residents and PDs at 22 diverse programs in 2016...
February 12, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
Emily C Ambrose, Jenna Devare, Carl M Truesdale, Ellen Ricker, Janice Firn, Marc C Thorne, Andrew G Shuman, Cristina Cabrera-Muffly
Rates of burnout, mental illness, and suicide are disproportionately elevated among physicians, and surgical specialists, including otolaryngologists, are at even higher risk for professional burnout. These trends have been identified at both the trainee and attending level. To combat resident burnout, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR) designed the Back to Bedside Initiative, the goals of which are to foster meaning in the learning environment and to help trainees to engage more deeply with patients...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Hale Z Toklu, Jacklyn C Fuller
Scholarly activities (i.e., the discovery of new knowledge; development of new technologies, methods, materials, or uses; integration of knowledge leading to new understanding) are intended to measure the quality and quantity of dissemination of knowledge. A successful mentorship program is necessary during residency to help residents achieve the six core competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills) required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
December 5, 2017: Curēus
Emily Hinchcliff, Isabel Green, Christopher Destephano, Mary Cox, Douglas Smink, Amanika Kumar, Erik Hokenstad, Joan Bengtson, Sarah Cohen
OBJECTIVE: To determine if visuospatial perception (VSP) testing is correlated to simulated or intraoperative surgical performance as rated by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones. DESIGN: Classification II-2 SETTING: Two academic training institutions PARTICIPANTS: 41 residents, including 19 Brigham and Women's Hospital and 22 Mayo Clinic residents from three different specialties (OBGYN, general surgery, urology). INTERVENTION: Participants underwent three different tests: visuospatial perception testing (VSP), Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS®) peg transfer, and DaVinci robotic simulation peg transfer...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Jordan E Goldhammer, Corey R Herman, James W Heitz, Dalia A Banks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Deepa Shah, Carl E Haisch, Seth L Noland
PURPOSE: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) continues to play an integral role in accreditation of surgical programs. The institution of case logs to demonstrate competency of graduating residents is a key component of evaluation. This study compared the number of vascular cases a surgical resident has completed according to the ACGME operative log to their operative proficiency, quality of anastomosis, operative experience, and confidence in both a simulation and operative setting...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Paul J Dougherty, Elizabeth Ames
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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