Update for AOA certification candidates
Program administrators and coordinators from AOA-accredited
residency/fellowship program may apply for 2018 TAGME
certification even if their program is still transitioning to ACGME
accreditation and has not yet been assigned an ACGME program
number. All other eligibility requirements must be met. Please
email email@example.com to obtain the AOA code to complete
You’ve submitted your application, paid the fee and now it’s
time to stress-out over taking the assessments – right? WRONG!
Join us on March 10th for the first-ever TAGME-PREP – a live
webinar led by Elizabeth Sauvé (2013-2014 TAGME President) to
learn preparation strategies, review content areas and answer
all your questions about completing the certification assessments.
Tentatively scheduled for 11:00 am Eastern, the session will last
approximately 1-1.5 hours.
TAGME-PREP is FREE and available only to 2018 paid applicants.
The webinar link and confirmed start time will be emailed to candidates
in early March.
In keeping with our basic philosophy, we believe the majority
of preparation to take the certification assessments already exists
within the information learned and experiences as a seasoned
program administrator or coordinator of a GME residency or
fellowship. There are no study guides, review courses to purchase
or textbooks to read. Your ability to quickly and efficiently access
the requisite information and apply it correctly to your program
is the greatest indicator of success in becoming TAGME-certified.
TAGME-PREP will help you organize and focus on key content.
View SAMPLE QUESTIONS from the Qualifying Assessment (QA) and
Certifying Assessment (CA) HERE.
Apply now for 2018 TAGME certification
The TAGME application portal is now open to Initial, Maintenance of
Certification and Re-take candidates through February 28, 2018.
In an effort to “go green” and increase efficiency, candidates will submit
all required information through our Fluid Review portal. Applicants
will need to first create an account, then sign-in to access the easy,
Also new, credit/debit card application fee payments are now accepted
through PayPal with an existing PayPal account or Guest option. Checks
(personal or institutional) and money orders can also be used but must be
received or postmarked by February 28, 2018. Applications will not be
processed until payment is received.
TAGME is going International
In 2018, program administrators, program coordinators, GME managers,
and Administrative DIOs from accredited ACGME-I (International) programs
will be eligible to apply for TAGME certification. Candidates from Lebanon,
Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and United Arab Emirates who meet
all of the requirements for U.S.-based candidates may submit application packets
beginning January 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018. Applicants will complete
the identical Qualifying Assessment and Certifying Assessment as their
U.S.-based counterparts and will be expected to have a comparable level of
mastery in the understanding of ACGME program requirements and associated
knowledge content areas.
Check out our 2017 list of new and re-credentialed
TAGME members. CONGRATULATIONS to all!
Considering TAGME certification?
As accreditation for medical training grows ever more complex, institutions
require experienced, proven specialists who can navigate, document, report
and understand the nuances of successful GME programs.
Join the over 1400 TAGME-certified professionals who exhibit their advanced
competencies in and demonstrate a higher commitment to the role of residency
and fellowship administrators, coordinators and managers in accredited ACGME
and AOA programs.
Achieving the C-TAGME credential is a comprehensive process. It will expand
your GME knowledge, prepare you for greater on-the-job responsibilities,
enhances your professional image, reflects accomplishment, build self-esteem,
and increases potential career advancement. So…what are you waiting for?
Annual Board of Director’s meeting, August 2017 – Charlottesville, VA
Shown from top. L to R: Karen Saulle, Teri Hill, Gloria Jorge, Tracy Lansdale, Jennie
Faulkner, Laura Gibson, Stephanie Morville, Anny Ronayne, Anne Hoffman, Linda Shaffer,
Vicky Norton, Dorothy Winkler, Kora Gray, Cheryl Moss, Annette Lemire, Karen Mulcahy,
Elizabeth Sauve, Mary Jane Cahill, Chris Tutsch, Lois Shuman
President: Chris Tutsch, C-TAGME
Orthopaedics, University of Kentucky
Vice-President/President-Elect: Karen Mulcahy, C-TAGME
Cardiovascular Disease, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Secretary: Annette Lemire, C-TAGME,
Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic – AZ
Treasurer: Mary Jane Cahill, C-TAGME
Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Administrative Officer: Vicky Norton, C-TAGME
Orthopaedics, University of Maryland
Immediate Past-President: Laura Gibson, C-TAGME
Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Denise Lesniak, C-TAGME and Lisa Miller, C-TAGME have been named recipients of
the 2017 ACGME Award for GME Program Coordinator Excellence for their in-depth
understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal
skills, and projects to improve residency programs. They will be honored at the
upcoming ACGME Annual Education Conference in Orlando, FL in March, 2018.