Alliance Testifies to ACGME Congress on Program Support


November 2020—AAIM was invited to testify during the November 16 ACGME Congress on Program Support, which was convened by an ACGME Board of Directors Task Force to examine common and specialty-specific program requirements relating to duties, functions, dedicated time, and support for program directors, assistant/associate program directors, program coordinators, and core faculty members. The Alliance was ably represented by APDIM President-Elect Susan Lane, MD, FACP, ASP Councilor Steven Barczi, MD, and APDIM Program Administrators Advisory Council Past Chair Bethany Millar, C-TAGME; their comments reiterated and emphasized Alliance positions about protected time for program directors, ratios for program administrator support, salary support for core faculty, streamlining data and standardizing documentation, and program autonomy.

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