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The ACGME’s Department of Education oversees the programming, organization, and registration for a variety of courses and workshops throughout the year.

BUILDING EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS TOGETHER: A Course for Program Directors and Experienced Program Coordinators

This course for experienced coordinators and program directors emphasizes team building and collaboration in furthering the goals of competency-based medical education in graduate medical education programs.

Attendees will work together in dyads: program coordinator and either program director or associate program director from the same institution. Program directors or associate program directors and their program coordinator partner must both be in attendance.

Course Overview

This course is designed—through experiential learning techniques, small-group sessions, and lectures—to assist program directors (or associate program directors) and experienced coordinators (with more than three years' experience) in developing self-awareness, understanding their individual styles, and enhancing open communication to utilize the dynamics of their personal strengths and weaknesses to build a strong and effective team.

Mirroring the ACGME’s highly successful assessment course for faculty members, this course builds on the understanding of team dynamics to optimize resident feedback, assessment, and evaluation in the program. The combined strengths and weaknesses each individual brings to the team can blend these characteristics to optimize the program’s effectiveness.

Target Audience

Program Directors and Experienced Program Coordinators

Comments from Previous Attendees

Extremely helpful in my understanding of various aspects of program director-coordinator relationship. Working in dyad with my coordinator helped improve our understanding and first time we were vocal about what can we do to improve our work efficiency together!
I believe the way that I work with my program director will change. I have a better understanding of how to work with him as a result of this course. I also feel more confident on some of the areas we discussed such as CCC, resident remediation, etc.
It was a good opportunity to spend time with my program director. We get so many interruptions during the course of the day that it is difficult sometimes to really focus on issues and plan for future activities.

Upcoming Course Dates: No course dates are currently available.

Questions?

E-mail any questions about this course to coordinatorworkshops@acgme.org.

EXPERIENCED COORDINATORS: Advancing, Collaborating, Innovating

The ACGME announces a workshop designed to expand the knowledge base of experienced coordinators and assist them in thinking outside the box when dealing with their job responsibilities.

Course Overview

This highly interactive workshop is for coordinators with more than three years of experience. Relevant topics will be presented in both didactic and experiential formats. The agenda includes topics relating to coordinator leadership, conflict management, dealing with problem residents, program innovation, professional development, and well-being. Speakers include current program coordinators, physicians, and representatives from ACGME leadership. Attendance is limited to 60 participants.

Target Audience

Experienced Coordinators

Comments from Previous Attendees

I am thankful that we had the opportunity to attend a conference that was meant for experienced coordinators, and that did not center around requirements or to-dos. It was more about work flow, working with other people (and techniques for doing so), and also how to protect ourselves from burnout.
The conference was relevant in purpose and touched upon many areas program coordinators/administrators have focused concerns. The presenters were accessible, approachable and knowledgeable in their area of review. Questions were raised and topics were addressed in a safe environment. Excellent and purposeful experience. I would highly recommend.
Networking between coordinators and finding best practices is always more valuable to me than any lectures. There are no other opportunities to discuss with other experienced coordinators from such a variety of locations and situations as this conference offered.

Upcoming Course Dates: April 14-15, 2019

For more information about the workshop and hotel accommodations, view the brochure below.

Brochure

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Questions?

Content Questions: Educational Project Associate Victoria Kreps, coordinatorworkshops@acgme.org
Registration Questions: Registration Specialist Jay Gillett, registration@acgme.org

2019 Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents

The Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents workshop is designed to provide a transitional experience into the leadership role of chief resident. The experiential workshops consist of small-group sessions and exercises offering incoming chief residents the tools, skills, and learning environment to enhance their understanding of interpersonal communication and group dynamics, including skills critical to success and satisfaction as both a clinician and leader.

To learn more and register, click here.

Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

Overview

Assessment is essential to all of education, and graduate medical education is no exception. With the introduction of competency- and outcomes-based education nearly 20 years ago in the US, and the ACGME’s current accreditation model that includes the Milestones, the urgency for high-quality graduate medical education programs to meet the needs of learners, programs, and the public has grown substantially.

This six-day course is held at the ACGME Headquarters in Chicago, with attendance limited to 40 participants. Sessions begin on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and continue through Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Target Audience

Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, Chairs, and Faculty Members


Spring 2019 Dates

March 24-29, 2019 - Course Full

Fall 2019 Dates

October 13-18, 2019
October 27-November 1, 2019


Brochure

Comments from Previous Attendees

The course was excellent and very well balanced. The facilities were excellent, the food was outstanding, the speakers were engaged, welcoming, knowledgeable and passionate. I felt engaged the entire time. Overall, a very inspiring course
The best part was the simulation lab. It’s one of the few opportunities I have had as senior faculty to receive feedback on my performance. Observing other people giving feedback helped me with real-life strategies for doing this in my own residency.
My favorite parts of this course were the simulation and group exercises. Hands on experience always sticks better for me than just theoretical presentation.

Registration Fees and Procedures

Registration must be completed online. Confirmation of registration will be sent via e-mail immediately after online registration has been submitted and paid. Only credit card payment is accepted. Do not make plane or hotel reservations until receiving the registration confirmation e-mail.

The registration fee is $1,895. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

E-mail any registration questions: registration@acgme.org.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FALL 2019

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A full refund will be given up to 30 days prior to a course date. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to a course date will be charged a $400 administrative fee. No refunds are given for cancellations made seven (7) days or less prior to a course date.

Cancellation requests must be made in writing via e-mail to registration@acgme.org.

Hotel Information

Hotel accommodations should be made after course registration and payment has been made. Reservations by attendees must be received by the hotel on or before the room block cut-off date of March 1, 2019 to receive the discounted rate.

The ACGME has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile for Saturday-Thursday nights during the program; these rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    505 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
    312.944.4100

  • March 2019 Room Rate
    Single/double: $149 per night; check-in Saturday, March 23; check-out Friday, March 29, 2019

    Reserve a room online or call 800.628.2112. Mention "Faculty Development Course Courtesy Block" to receive the discounted rate.

    After March 1, 2019, the ACGME can no longer guarantee rates or availability. Attendees are advised to make room reservations as soon as possible after receiving confirmation of registration to ensure availability and to receive the discounted rate.
  • October 13-18, 2019 Room Rate: $269

    Reserve a room online or call 800.628.2112. Mention "Faculty Development Course Courtesy Block" to receive the discounted rate.

    After September 13, 2019, the ACGME can no longer guarantee rates or availability. Attendees are advised to make room reservations as soon as possible after receiving confirmation of registration to ensure availability and to receive the discounted rate.
  • October 27 – November 1, 2019 Room Rate:  $239

    Reserve a room online or call 800.628.2112. Mention "Faculty Development Course Courtesy Block" to receive the discounted rate.

    After September 27, 2019, the ACGME can no longer guarantee rates or availability. Attendees are advised to make room reservations as soon as possible after receiving confirmation of registration to ensure availability and to receive the discounted rate.
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Registration and Payment Questions: registration@acgme.org

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Questions: cme@acgme.org

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