On the eve of the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, Dr. Nasca calls on the medical community to "frame this environment of violence as a major public health crisis," and to "work together across health care and with other institutions in our communities to address violence in our society."
Letter from ACGME President & CEO Dr. Thomas J. Nasca thanking the hundreds of ACGME volunteers who are integral to the work of the ACGME and improving graduate medical education.
Letter from ACGME President & CEO Dr. Thomas J. Nasca describing the changes being implemented to respond to the current environment, balanced with accreditation responsibilities to residents and fellows, patients, and the public.
Dr. Nasca responds to the past year's acts of kindness and cruelty, especially in regards to hatred and violence towards communities of color. He calls on the graduate medical education community to advocate for change, fighting against systemic bias, and vows the ACGME will be a model for the profession.
Dr. Nasca congratulates physicians for facing the pandemic with compassion, respect, knowledge, and little regard for personal safety. He says the medical community's moral and ethical framework can provide common ground for healing societal ills.
Dr. Nasca addresses racial unrest in the United States and identifies how the ACGME can take on the challenging work required to root out racism and injustice, and foster equity, mutual understanding, kindness, and justice in medicine.
ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP addresses those working in the medical profession in acknowledgement of National Doctors' Day 2020.