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New Specialty or Subspecialty Proposals

The ACGME invites comments from the community of interest regarding the proposed new specialties/ subspecialties listed below.

As part of the ongoing effort to encourage the participation of the graduate medical education community and the public in the process of reviewing proposed new specialties/subspecialties for accreditation, the ACGME may publish some or all of the comments it receives on the ACGME website, and may also share your comments with the organization from which the proposal was received. Submission of comments indicates agreement for publication on the ACGME website, as well as consent to share your comments with the organization submitting the proposal. By submitting your comments, the ACGME will consider your consent granted. If you or your organization does not consent, please indicate such in your comments directly, or in the space provided on the Review and Comment Form (below).

Comments must be submitted electronically, using the form below, to the respective specialty mailbox noted and by the date indicated. Any responses that do not address the requested information, or which are submitted in a format other than indicated, may not be considered.

Review and Approval Process

For details and policies regarding the ACGME process for review and approval of new specialties and subspecialties, see Section 11.00 of the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures.

Proposed New Specialty or Subspecialty Core Specialty Proposal for Review Content Submission Comment Deadline Status
Proposed New Specialty or Subspecialty
Wound Care
Core Specialty
Multidisciplinary
Proposal for Review
Wound Care Proposal
Content Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
February 20, 2019
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Proposed New Specialty or Subspecialty
Complex Family Planning
Core Specialty
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Proposal for Review
Complex Family Planning Proposal
Content Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
January 23, 2019
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Proposed New Specialty or Subspecialty
Pediatric Dermatology
Core Specialty
Dermatology
Proposal for Review
Pediatric Dermatology Proposal
Content Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
December 19, 2018
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval
Proposed New Specialty or Subspecialty
Neurocritical Care Medicine
Core Specialty
Multidisciplinary: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Neurology
Proposal for Review
Neurocritical Care Medicine Proposal
Content Submission
Comment period has ended.
Comment Deadline
December 19, 2018
Status
Closed for Comment / Awaiting Board Approval

If a proposed specialty or subspecialty is approved for accreditation, the appropriate Review Committee(s) will draft the Program Requirements, which will also be made available for public review and comment for 45 days prior to adoption by the ACGME Board of Directors.

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