Residents and Fellows: What Will Your Schedule Be at #ACGME2022?

24 February 2022

Residents and fellows attending the 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference can choose from more than 70 sessions, including keynotes, a pre-conference geared specifically for residents and fellows, and great options for deep-dive learning. You’ll also have time for networking, and even a little fun. The registration fee is only $95 for residents and fellows and includes all Standard registration benefits. That is far lower than any comparable in-person event, and with no travel costs and no travel days away from programs, this is a great year to attend.

What would a resident’s or fellow’s schedule look like during the conference? What topics could be covered? What kind of networking opportunities would be available? Below are suggestions of sessions noted as particularly helpful to residents and fellows. For a list of all sessions, check out the full conference registration schedule. View the image in this post to see a sample schedule for the conference.

Wednesday, March 30 - 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Central

Getting Back to Bedside: Enhancing Meaningful Physician-Patient Connections in GME
Start the conference with morning yoga, then join the resident- and fellow-oriented pre-conference. The pre-conference draws on the experience of the ACGME’s Back to Bedside initiative, helping participants learn to forge meaningful relationships with their patients—the core of the physician experience. This is a live, online event allowing for active participation.

In the afternoon, browse more than 50 abstract posters, and network with poster presenters. End the day with a great team trivia contest. Prizes will be awarded!

Thursday, March 31 - 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central

President’s Plenary
After morning yoga and more networking, listen to ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Thomas J. Nasca discuss the ACGME’s vision and strategies to improve health care and population health by assessing and enhancing the quality of resident and fellow physicians' education through advancements in accreditation and education.

Thursday, March 31 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central

Here’s where the choices get tough, with more than a dozen concurrent sessions, including four excellent sessions of particular interest to residents and fellows. And here is also where the advantage of the virtual conference format shines—you don’t have to choose! Many sessions will be available on demand after their scheduled streaming time, so you can watch multiple sessions during the conference. Here are a few to consider:

  • Review Committee Requirements Planning: A Strategic Approach
  • Bridging the Gap: Constructing Learner Hand-Overs to Facilitate the UME-GME Transition
  • Seeking, Giving, and Receiving Actionable Feedback in the Era of Milestones 2.0
  • Integrating Structural Competency into Existing Curricula

Thursday, March 31 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central

Fostering Meaning and Connections through Storytelling and Written Reflection
The conference theme begins with “Meaning in Medicine,” and this presentation offers a path to regain that meaning. Led by members of the ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents, participants will be guided through two modalities for self-expression to foster community, well-being, and humanism: storytelling and reflective writing.

Time for two amazing virtual opportunities with the International Museum of Surgical Science!

Friday, April 1 - 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central

The Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address: Out of Adversity: Transforming Graduate Medical Education
After morning yoga, Dr. Holly Humphrey, president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, will highlight key areas where graduate medical education can enhance diversity, equity, and a sense of belonging for all, build high performing teams to meet the needs of patients, and help all team members navigate ethical dilemmas and moral injury. Using the painful experiences of an ongoing pandemic, Dr. Humphrey will outline a path forward on behalf of current and future generations of learners in graduate medical education.

Friday, April 1 - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Central

More great choices for residents and fellows. Here are a few that may be of interest:

  • Developing Residents as Current and Future Educators
  • Riding the Wave: Interpreting and Correcting Trends on the ACGME Resident/Fellow Survey
  • I Suspect Physician Impairment, What Should I Do?

Friday, April 1 - 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central

Closing Plenary: Disabusing Disability and Redefining Race: Intersectionality in GME
End your conference with an inspiring and forward-looking plenary! As a disabled, black, Nigerian, immigrant, cis-gender, heterosexual, male, physician, athlete, and director, Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami will strive to demonstrate that disability is not inability by encouraging the audience to allow people to demonstrate what they can do, rather than attempting to limit them based on what they can’t.

Later in the afternoon, take some fun pics at the Outsnapped Virtual Photo Booth, then call the kids in, sit back, and close your conference experience with an amazing and often hilarious performance of interactive magic!

For residents and fellows, especially those considering a career in academic medicine, the 2022 Annual Educational Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from current and future leaders in the field and to network with professionals in a variety of roles in graduate medical education.

For more information and to register for the 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, visit the Registration page.