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    Comprehensive Ophthalmology

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is seeking input from the ophthalmology community as it gears up for a comprehensive revision to the specialty-specific requirements for ophthalmology residency programs.

    The ACGME is using a new process for these program requirement updates, which occur every 10 years for each medical specialty. This process includes a scenario-based strategic planning session that brings together the Review Committee, members of the ACGME Board of Directors, and members of the public to envision what the specialty will look like in the future. After defining the major emerging themes in resident education, the ACGME will open a comment period before drafting the proposed revisions.

    The initial comment period for Ophthalmology has started and is open through Jan. 3.

    To participate, review the Ophthalmology documents on the ACGME’s Review and Comment page. Both a summary of insights and a comment form are available. The council is seeking input from individual physicians, institutions, and specialty and subspecialty communities.

    After this initial comment period, a team will draft and propose specific revisions to the program requirements. After the second comment period, the ACGME Board of Directors will consider approval and an implementation date.