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1 GME Internal Review Basics Heather A. Nichols Accreditation Manager Office of Graduate Medical Education

2 2 Internal Review Basics What is an Internal Review (IR)? Why are IRs conducted? When are IRs held? How do you prepare? Where are IRs held? Who must attend? What occurs during a review? What occurs after a review?

3 3 What is an Internal Review (IR)? Assessment of a programs compliance with ACGME requirements Method to address program challenges Method to share best practices Two hour meeting with prep and follow up

4 4 Why are IRs conducted? Valuable preparation for a Site Visit ACGME Institutional Requirement Valuable preparation for a Site Visit ACGME Institutional Requirement Valuable preparation for a Site Visit ACGME Institutional Requirement Valuable preparation for a Site Visit ACGME Institutional Requirement Valuable preparation for a Site Visit ACGME Institutional Requirement

5 5 When are IRs held? ACGME Institutional Requirements: Internal reviews must be in process and documented in the GMEC minutes by approximately the midpoint of the accreditation cycle. The accreditation cycle is calculated from the date of the meeting at which the final accreditation action was taken to the time of the next site visit. (IV.A.2)

6 6 DIO View of Internal Review Schedule in ADS

7 7 Where are IRs held?

8 8 How do you prepare? Select a date Complete Self Study document Read your Program Requirements Gather documents Submit materials Distribute binders

9 9 Who must attend? YOU Program director Key program faculty Department chair (optional) Peer selected residents from each PGY Internal Review Committee

10 10 Who serves on the Internal Review Committee? Associate Dean for GME, Robert Baron, MD Chair, Internal Review Committee, Claire Brett, MD GME Accreditation Manager, Heather Nichols GME Director, Amy Day Outside faculty member Outside resident/clinical fellow

11 11 What occurs during the review? Open discussion Review documents in binder Best practices Final 30 minutes of review is spent with the residents/clinical fellows

12 12 What occurs after the review? 1.Internal Review Committee writes report 2.Report sent to program with request for response 3.Report presented to GME Executive Committee and GME Committee 4.Programs response to report presented to GME Executive Committee and GME Committee 5.*NEW* progress report 6.ACGME/RRC reviews report and response at Institutional Review

13 13 Dates to Know and Remember Your mid cycle date Your approximate site visit date Institutional Review: October 2010 ACGME ADS Annual Update: August 2009

14 14 Im here to help you with… Anything ACGME related Site Visit and PIF preparation OGME PD Annual Report: September 2009 Program Letter of Agreement (PLA) AND Internal Reviews

15 15 Additional Accreditation Resources ACGME e-Communication ACGME ADS Video Tutorials ACGME program requirements Program Coordinators Claire Brett, MD, Vice Chair, Internal Review Committee ACGME Annual Conference, Nashville, TN: March 4-7, 2010

16 16 Heather Nichols Accreditation Manager Office of GME Contact:


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