New Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Article Explores the ACGME's Early Lessons Learned in the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 23, 2020

The ACGME has had to adapt quickly to the evolving challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to support the clinical care missions of Sponsoring Institutions, accredited programs, and residents and fellows. In the open access JGME article "ACGME’s Early Adaptation to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles and Lessons Learned," ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, outlines the framework for ACGME decision making during this national crisis, and provides early lessons learned, including the need for ongoing communication and trust and goodwill among all members of the health care field.

Dr. Nasca also discusses the principles the ACGME used to guide its actions during the pandemic, including creating accreditation “space” through phased relaxation of requirements and administrative processes, identifying and communicating “inviolate” requirements that must be observed, and creating a conceptual framework for sponsoring institutions that permitted self-designated declaration of crisis.

Read the article now, ahead of its June 2020 publication in JGME.