The Coalition for Physician Accountability, of which the ACGME is a member, released its recommendations, Medical Students in the Class of 2021: Moving Across Institutions for Post Graduate Training.
The Coalition for Physician Accountability is a membership organization that engages in discussion and collaboration on matters of common relevance to improve the quality of health care. It was established to promote professional accountability by improving the quality, efficiency, and continuity of the education and assessment of physicians. Recently, the coalition created several work groups to develop common recommendations that address urgent issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and physician education.
This report and recommendations represent one work group's recommendations regarding three major issues that applicants and education programs are facing as they prepare for the 2020-2021 residency cycle during the COVID-19 pandemic:
These recommendations are intended to add to, but not supersede, the independent judgment of a medical school, Sponsoring Institution, or residency/fellowship program regarding the immediate needs of its patients and preparation of its learners.
The Coalition's other work groups have published on related topics:
Read more: Final Report and Recommendations Submitted by the Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Work Group on Learner Transitions from Medical Schools to Residency Programs in 2020
Read more: Maintaining Quality and Safety Standards Amid COVID-19
Read more: Safeguard the Public, Protect our Health Care Workforce during the COVID-19 Pandemic