In honor of Pride Month, the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) is highlighting both recent and past articles tackling issues around LGBTQ+ diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Nick Yaghmour is the Associate Director for Well-Being and Milestones Research at the ACGME. We asked him about his experience with the conference, his role, and what else he's working on.
At the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Athena Gonzalez and her team presented their poster, Strategies for Optimizing Fit Testing for Residents and the Evolving Role of the Program Coordinator, about their work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure residents were wearing properly sized and fitted masks and respirators, even as supplies changed.
Bree Bower and her team in the anesthesiology and pain medicine department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio studied the affects of COVID-19 on fellow recruitment and presented that work at the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in the Poster Hall.
At the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Dr. Tina Simpson presented her team’s work in the poster, Implementing an Anti-Racism Workshop at an Academic University in the Deep South for Graduate Medical Education.
Andrew Bi, MD and colleagues explored the roles of female leaders and highlighted the need for improvement at the leadership level in orthopaedics and presented their research in the poster Female Representation within Orthopaedic Leadership: Where Are We Now? at the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in late February.
Rachel Ruderman, MD, MPH and her colleagues created a tool to help infertility patients undergoing numerous tests in different departments and even different institutions keep better record of their care, reducing frustration for both patients and physicians.
Lorene Cudjoe's poster, Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Medical Education through Mentorship, presented at #ACGME2021, highlights a program designed to pair volunteer mentors with medical students preparing for the Match, for a look into how mentorship could help students identifying as racial or ethnic minorities match more successfully into their specialty of choice.
Two popular sessions at the Annual Educational Conference, both presented by JGME Editors, shared tips on how to successfully prepare and submit for publication, and reviewed editors' top picks from other journals in 2020.