Watch the full #ACGME2022 President’s Plenary with Dr. Thomas J. Nasca: A Debt of Gratitude

May 9, 2022

ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP kicked off the recent 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference by addressing graduate medical education (GME) in the era of COVID-19 and emphasizing the need to work together to recognize the sacrifices residents and fellows have made the last two years to care for the American public by preparing them for their transition to independent practice.  

“Our residents and fellows have done more and more for all of us, especially the patients of the United States, and we owe them the debt of gratitude and the debt of responsibility as educators to prepare them as best we can for the future.” 

In his speech, Dr. Nasca shared data about the detrimental impact of COVID-19 on residents and fellows, called on the GME community to prioritize well-being and assess the impact of the pandemic, while acknowledging the fraying of the social contract and calling on everyone to do their part to repair it through compassion. 

Watch the full video below: