March 13, 2020

UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ACGME Site Visits, Educational Activities, and Other Meetings

NOTE: This information was updated as of April 6, 2020.

In response to the ongoing presence and impact of COVID-19 across the US, the ACGME had made additional adjustments to the scheduling and conduct of its accreditation and recognition site visits, Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program, and meetings sponsored or facilitated by the ACGME.

Since the main defense against the novel coronavirus at this time is mitigation, the ACGME’s goal in making adjustments is to protect the health and well-being of the public, the graduate medical education (GME) community, ACGME volunteers, and staff members by decreasing the possibility of travelers contracting and carrying the virus. The ACGME also recognizes that many clinical sites will be engaged in preparation for and/or treatment of patients with COVID-19. The ACGME will continue to balance risks of these activities with its duty to fulfill its mission.

Given all these considerations, the table below identifies the decisions that have been made to date regarding various ACGME activities. Updates will be provided as they become available. If you are scheduled for an accreditation/recognition site visit you will be notified with a new date for a virtual visit.

Activity

Status

Effective Date

Comments

Accreditation/Recognition Site Visits

All site visits suspended

 

March 9, 2020

 

 

Announcements regarding resuming visits are forthcoming

Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program
Site Visits

All site visits suspended

March 9, 2020

Announcements regarding resuming visits are forthcoming

Review/Recognition Committees

All meetings will be held virtually

March 9, 2020

Announcements about whether meetings will be held virtually or in person beyond May 31, 2020 are forthcoming.

UPDATED
ACGME Council of Review Committee Chairs

ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents

ACGME Council of Public Members

This meeting has been postponed; new date to come

This meeting will be held virtually April 30

This meeting has been postponed; new date to come

March 13, 2020


March 13, 2020

New date forthcoming

UPDATED
Milestone Meetings

Meetings canceled through June 2020

March 9, 2020

Announcements regarding resuming meetings and potential virtual meetings are forthcoming

UPDATED
Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment course

March 29-May 2, 2020 courses cancelled

March 29-May 2, 2020

Updates regarding future course dates are forthcoming

UPDATED
Leadership Skills Training Program for Chief Residents

April 14-16 and May 4-6 (Philadelphia);
April 6-8 (Fort Lauderdale); March 23-25,
April 28-30, and May 12-14 (Chicago) cancelled

March 23-May 14, 2020

Updates regarding future course dates in May and June are forthcoming

 

The ACGME thanks the GME community for its support and efforts in protecting patients, residents, fellows, and others. Future updates regarding COVID-19 will be provided in the ACGME Newsroom, on the homepage of the ACGME website, and through the weekly e-Communication to the GME community at large.

For information related to resident and fellow education and COVID-19, read the ACGME guidance statement. Email specific questions related to the ACGME and COVID-19 to ACGMECommunications@acgme.org.

Contacts:
Accreditation Site Visits: fieldrepresentatives@acgme.org
CLER: cler@acgme.org
Review and Recognition Committees: Review/Recognition Committee staff
Institutional Review Committee: Institutional Review Committee staff
Milestones: milestones@acgme.org
Faculty Development course: cross@acgme.org
Chief Resident Programs: ariley@acgme.org
Travel: travel@acgme.org

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