Program directors in prior APDIM surveys have identified stress and pressure related to the annual ACGME Resident and Faculty Survey. The stress is attributed to the implications of the survey for accreditation, vague and confusing language for trainees, and the pressure to make changes in their program to improve the survey. The ACGME survey period this year is from February 28 to April 17 (seven weeks) with content that reflects the revised common program requirements. ACGME has indicated that the 2022 survey is the same as the 2021 survey.
APDIM is pleased to share answers to program director frequently asked questions to help address these important concerns. This year, APDIM has also provided two customizable slidesets, "Toolkit to Better Understand the ACGME Resident Survey" and the new "Toolkit to Better Understand the ACGME Faculty Survey" in which residency leaders can use to communicate with residents/fellows and core faculty, respectively, to help them better understand the specific language, requirements, and intent of the ACGME Survey. Each slideset has speaker notes for presenters to use at their discretion. Both toolkits, which has been vetted by ACGME for accuracy, can be downloaded and modified for use in your training program with your residents/fellows and your faculty. The FAQs contain a side-by-side table comparing content from the 2019 survey and the current survey."