The ACGME has released a statement opposing the Presidential Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping issued September 22, 2020. The ACGME will continue to enforce and enhance its requirements to promote safe and inclusive clinical and work environments in institutions to ensure delivery of high-quality care to the patients and communities they serve.
The ACGME responded to a letter from the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, updating the committee on the steps the ACGME is taking to address racial health inequities in the United States.
This edition of the <em>e-Communication</em> features the recent actions from the ACGME Board of Directors, information on remote site visits, Review and Comment, and nomination solicitations for public and resident Review Committee members.
The ACGME recognizes and appreciates the heroic response of hospitals and physicians in the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in New York State. With that acknowledgement, the ACGME Common Program Requirements (Section VI.F.) remain in place nationally.
Two areas where the GME community is seeking additional guidance and clarification from the ACGME are telemedicine and the ACGME Resident/Fellow and Faculty Surveys. Here we provide further explanation on these two topics.
Dr. Nasca updates the graduate medical education committee on topics related to physician well-being, streamlining our data collection processes, and the upcoming Resident and Faculty Surveys.
Stat News reports on a study that indicates patient outcomes and care quality are similar for physicians whose resident/fellow training had a work week capped at 80 hours, as those who worked 100-hour work weeks.
The American Osteopathic Association’s blog, The DO, summarized the revised Common Program Requirements, which go into effect July 1.
The ACGME is committed to supporting graduate medical education programs to develop a Culture of Well-Being, not just the absence of burnout and depression. The central feature in this culture is the well-being of all members of the health care team, including faculty and staff members, and residents and fellows.