AAPM&R Seeks Resident Member for ACGME Review Committee

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) Review Committee (RC) for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is requesting nominations for its next resident member.

Nominations will open on May 29, 2024, and close on July 10, 2024.

    How does the nomination process work?

    1. Interested residents will complete the online nomination submission form (coming soon!).
    2. Once the nominations close, the PHiT Council Board Nominating Committee will agree on a slate of 3 candidates.
    3. The slate of candidates will be presented to the AAPM&R Board of Governors for approval.
    4. The final slate of candidates will be sent to the ACGME for selection.
    5. All nominees will be contacted regarding the nomination in November pending the decision of the ACGME.

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    Qualifications of the Resident Member

    • Nominees must be enrolled in a residency or fellowship program at the time of the appointment and may not serve more than one year beyond completion of residency or fellowship.
    • The term of the resident member is two years. Upon completion of a two-year term, the resident member may not be appointed again to the same RC.
    • Resident members may not serve on two RCs simultaneously.
    • Although an RC can have up to two members from the same state, they cannot be from the same institution and preferably not from the same city/metropolitan area.
      • To this effect, individuals from the following institutions may not apply:
        • University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
        • Department of Veteran Affairs (Washington, DC)
        • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago, IL)
        • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester, MN)
        • NYU Grossman School of Medicine (New York, NY)
        • Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN)
        • University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

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    Responsibilities of the Resident Member

    • The resident member of the RC participates as a full voting member in all RC activities, including program review and policy discussion.
    • The resident member is subject to complying with the same confidentiality, conflict of interest, duality of interest, and fiduciary responsibility policies of the other members.
    • Resident members must be able to devote an estimated 20 hours to program review before each RC meeting.
    • The resident member is also a member of the ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR). The CRCR is composed of the resident members of each RC and is an important part of the ACGME because it provides valuable input and feedback to the ACGME Board of Directors about matters related to residents, graduate medical education, and accreditation from the resident perspective. The CRCR meets twice a year; dates are listed below.

    Note: It is the responsibility of the program director of the resident member’s residency or fellowship to ensure that the resident will have the necessary time to review programs, attend RC and CRCR meetings, and participate in activities of the RC and the ACGME as is required for RC members. If a nominee is in their final year of residency and is planning to enter fellowship, a letter of support from the fellowship program director must be provided. While this nomination is for a term that officially begins July 1, 2025, the resident/fellow will start activities three months prior to that start date in order to observe one CRCR and RC meeting.

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    Selection of the Resident Member

    The RC will review nominations at its August 2024 Meeting and will forward its selection to the ACGME Board of Directors for approval at the November 2024 meeting.

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    Additional Information

    Since RC meeting dates have not been selected beyond 2025, actual meeting dates will be communicated in a formal welcome letter to the appointee. However, the anticipated timing for the meetings follows:

    • April 4, 2025 - Review Committee Meeting to Observe
    • September 8-9, 2025 - Review Committee meeting
    • January 2026 (actual dates not selected) - Review Committee Meeting
    • April 2025 (actual dates not selected) - Review Committee Meeting

    CRCR meetings are all-day sessions, and the resident member will have to schedule travel plans accordingly, including flying to Chicago on the day before orientation and flying out the evening of the meeting.

    • May 2025 | Chicago, IL - CRCR Meeting to Observe
    • September 2025 (actual dates not selected) | Chicago, IL - CRCR Meeting
    • May 2026 (actual dates not selected) | Chicago, IL - CRCR Meeting

    All travel- and meeting-related expenses are covered by the ACGME.

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    Nominations open on May 29, 2024, and close on July 10, 2024.

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