The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has announced the third round of funding recipients for Back to Bedside, a resident-led initiative to empower medical residents and fellows to create innovative strategies for increasing time with patients, improving physician and patient well-being. The recipients of 2022 funding are listed below.

Multi-Institutional Project:

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Project Title: Engaging Physician Trainees Through Bedside Intensive Care Unit Narratives
Project Leader: Alexander Davidovich, DO

Single-Program Projects:

Institution: Brown University
Project Title: Arts and Medicine Track: Using Art to Enhance the Patient-Physician Relationship
Team Lead: Madeleine Ward, MD

Institution: Carle Foundation Hospital
Project Title: We CARE - Cultural Awareness in Resident's Education
Team Lead: Audrey Lam, MD

Institution: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Project Title: Shared Music Experiences during Bedside Neurosurgical Procedures: A Pilot Study on Reducing Resident Physician Stress and Patient Anxiety through Music
Team Lead: Collin Labak, MD

Institution: The Christ Hospital
Project Title: Planning Ahead:  A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Patient Advance Care Planning
Team Lead: Kaitlyn Spinella, DO

Institution: Emory University School of Medicine
Project Title: Meet Your Surgical Team (MYST): Building the Trainee-Patient Relationship through Improved Recognition of the Resident
Team Lead: Brendan Lovasik, MD

Institution: Henry Ford Hospital
Project Title: 3-Dimensional Printing to Create Personalized Lung Cancer Model for Patient Education Prior to Resection
Team Lead: Donald D. Chang, MD, PhD

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Project Title: Improving the Home Visit Experience for Providers and Medically Complex, Socially Marginalized Patients
Team Lead: Jasmine Blake, MD, MSPH

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Kravis Children’s)
Project Title: SENOR: Spanish Education Nourishing Our Residents
Team Lead: Rachel Wilkinson, MD

Institution: Johns Hopkins University/Bayview Medical Center
Project Title: Optimizing Care for the Whole Person – an Intervention to Promote a Holistic Approach to Patient Care
Team Lead: Anna Shah, MD

Institution: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Project Title: A Just Start: Empowering Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents to Screen and Address their Patients’ Medical-Legal Needs in Pregnancy
Team Lead: Jecca R. Steinberg, MD, MSc

Institution: Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Project Title: Decreasing Complications for Complex Appendicitis and Fostering Trainee-Patient Relationships: The Appy Buddy Quality Improvement Initiative
Team Lead: Kristine Griffin, MD

Institution: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
Project Title: I See You: Bringing Providers "Back to Bedside" in a Pediatric ICU
Team Lead: Talin Arslanian, MD

Institution: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
Project Title: Knowledge is Power: Community Centered Pathology
Team Lead: Kenechukwu Ojukwu, MD, MPP

Institution: UC Davis Health
Project Title: Beyond Rounds—Improving Physician and Patient Wellness on the Gyn-Oncology Service through Meaningful Connection
Team Lead: Nicole Rubin, MD

Institution: University of Florida College of Medicine
Project Title: Motivational Interviewing to Improve Outcomes After Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack Attributable to Modifiable Risk Factors
Team Lead: David Mendoza, MD

Institution: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Project Title: Every Body, Every Time-- Recognizing Implicit Bias and Amplifying Patient Voices
Team Leads: Tayler McMurtrey, MD and Ju Young Kim, MD

Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Project Title: Alcohol Addiction on the Rise: Improving Internal Medicine Residents’ Empathy and Reducing Stigma in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the Time of a Pandemic
Team Lead: Brittany Bromfield, MD

Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Harrisburg
Project Title: Lending Empathetic Ears at Bedside
Team Lead: Kripa Rajak, MD

Institution: University of Washington
Project Title: Mitigating Bias and Burnout Through Patient-Centered Narrative Medicine
Team Leads: Caitlin Crimp, MD and Mariam Alam, MD

Institution: WellSpan Health
Project Title: Minimizing Patient Trauma During a Traumatic Admission: Effectiveness of Resident Led Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds
Team Lead: Jarod Shelton, MD