Back to Bedside

ACGME Announces Second Cycle of Funding Recipients for Resident-Led Back to Bedside Initiative

Thirty-three projects designed to help residents and fellows find deeper connections with patients and improve physician and patient well-being have been chosen in the second cycle of funding for Back to Bedside.

June 2019
Recipients from the first round of Back to Bedside funding participated in a workshop during the Annual Educational Conference in March. Another session is planned for the recently announced second round of funding recipients.

The Meaning of a Name in Forging the Physician-Patient Bond

A guest post from Dr. Sara Rosenbaum of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describes how her program's Back to Bedside project has strengthened both the patient's and family's and the physician's experience, as well as their bond.
April 2019
Sara Rosenbaum, MD

My Conference Experience: Q and A with Chinelo Okigbo, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Chinelo Okigbo is a PGY-3 Internal Medicine Chief Resident at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. She attended the 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference as part of the Back to Bedside initiative. As a resident and first-time Annual Educational Conference attendee, we asked her to share her impressions based on her experience.

April 2019

#ACGME2019 Day 1: Pre-Conference Round-Up

Collaboration and connection were front-and-center during the six pre-conferences today at to kick off the 2019 Annual Educational Conference. The pre-conferences, which are designed to appeal to those across experience levels from a first-year coordinator to seasoned designated institutional official (DIO), mixed detailed information about ACGME accreditation with inspirational and aspirational examples of how each member of the graduate medical education (GME) community can positively influence the experience of patients, peers, colleagues, and themselves through their work and unique contributions.

March 2019

ACGME Back to Bedside initiative featured in insideOME

The American Association of Osteopathic Medicine highlights the ACGME Back to Bedside initiative to bring joy and meaning back to work, while encouraging osteopathic programs to apply for the second round of funding.

March 2019

Capturing Dignity

A guest post from Dr. Ali Mendelson spotlights how participating in the ACGME's Back to Bedside initiative has added value to her fellowship and clinical experience in hospice and palliative medicine.

March 2019
Ali Mendelson, MD

Back to Bedside, Back to Meaning in Medicine

Back to Bedside is an ACGME-sponsored program designed to help residents and fellows bring greater meaning to their work, by providing them with a chance to create their own projects that give them opportunities to return to patients’ bedsides in meaningful ways.
February 2019

An insider’s look at the ACGME’s Back to Bedside funding opportunity

Read Part 1 of a two-part series about the ACGME’s Back to Bedside program—a resident/fellow-led initiative designed to foster joy and meaning in work— in Residency Program Alert, a publication by HCPro. The article begins on Page 6 of the PDF.

February 2019

ACGME Seeks Proposals for Second Cycle of Back to Bedside

The Back to Bedside initiative is designed to empower medical residents and fellows to generate innovative strategies that will allow them to engage on a deeper level with what is at the heart of medicine: their patients.

October 2018

NEJM Resident360 Discussion Focuses on Physician Wellness

Dink Jardine, MD, chair of the ACGME's Back to Bedside Advisory Work Group, recently participated in a discussion on NEJM Resident360 about physician well-being and wellness focusing on the resident and fellow experience.

May 2018