The ACGME recently participated in the third meeting of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience in Washington, DC. The meeting provided an opportunity for the public to engage with the Action Collaborative and experts on diversity, inclusion, and loneliness, with a session on workflow redesign to improve clinician well-being and enhance joy in practice.
The morning of the meeting, NAM launched Expressions of Clinician Well-Being, a collection of 100 pieces of art that express how clinicians, their loved ones, patients, and organizations experience clinician burnout and well-being. The display comes on the heels of a nationwide call from NAM for artists of all skills and abilities to submit artwork that represents what clinician well-being looks, feels, and sounds like to them.
ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP serves as co-chair for the Collaborative, along with Darrell Kirch, MD, CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and Victor Dzau, MD, CEO of NAM. Through formation of the Collaborative, these leaders are working with a network of 150 organizations to help doctors develop lifelong skills to improve their well-being across all career stages and specialties.