In July 2021, and in support of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the ACGME proudly and formally announced ACGME Equity MattersTM, a new initiative that introduces a framework for continuous learning and process improvement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism practices.
The ACGME welcomes Mary E. Klingensmith, MD as the Senior Vice President, Accreditation. Dr. Klingensmith will oversee the accreditation process and standards for ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs across the country.
ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Thomas J. Nasca received the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) 2020 Distinguished Service Award recognizing “the highest level of service, commitment and contribution to the FSMB; the advancement of the profession of medical licensure and discipline; and the strengthening and enhancement of public protection.”
Dr. McDade joined Dr. Dale Okorodudu to discuss how he got into medicine growing up in Chicago, being the only African American in his class in medical school, his work on sickle cell disease, the work being done at ACGME, playing basketball with President Barack Obama, and much more.
Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, FACP, CS-F is the current Chair of the ACGME Board of Directors, having assumed this role in September 2020. We asked Dr. Nichols to talk about her professional experience, her role, and her experience with the ACGME’s first-ever virtual Annual Educational Conference.
Dr. Nasca joined UNMC and UNO Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold on RFD-TV’s Rural Health Matters to discuss the pandemic’s effects on rural America, graduate medical education, physician well-being, the current state of the US health care system, and more.
The report, Documenting a Day of Discussion: Ahead of the Crest of the Wave Creating the National Agenda for Systemic Change for Enhanced Clinician Well-Being, is now available for review in Learn at ACGME.
In the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference session, “Moving Urgently Toward Competency-Based Assessment in GME,” presenters from the ABMS and ACGME discussed that “the ultimate outcome for graduate medical education is the Quadruple Aim: better outcomes; improved clinician experience; lower costs; improved patient experience.”