This special edition of the weekly e-Communication includes the announcement of the new ACGME Diversity and Inclusion Awards, a new policy statement, Coalition for Physician Accountability report, and new Frequently Asked Questions.
The ACGME has updated its Procedures for Alleged Egregious Events to address how it will rapidly respond to alleged non-compliance with the four prevailing COVID-19 priority requirements, including the addition of a public sanction.
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 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.
This study, published in Academic Medicine, assesses the association of the ACGME's Resident/Fellow and Faculty Surveys with program-specific performance on the American Board of Internal Medicine certification exam.