The ACGME and Intealth collaborated on a successful physician well-being seminar in Chicago this past weekend, addressing the unique needs of foreign national physicians in US graduate medical education (GME) programs. The event, partially funded by the US Department of State, emphasized the importance of supporting J-1 physicians during their transition and beyond.
The agenda, informed by Intealth's well-being survey, featured experts from both organizations and focused on enhancing resilience, supporting program-wide well-being changes, and navigating institutional systems. Also presenting were three J-1 physicians who led peer-to-peer well-being projects at their training institutions.
The collaboration's success will carry on through a freely-available well-being module based on seminar recordings and for the benefit of foreign national physicians in the US.
Intealth is the sole J-1 visa sponsor of foreign national physicians in US GME, currently sponsors more than 14,000 J-1 physicians at teaching hospitals across the nation, and is responsible for monitoring their well-being. Learn more about the seminar by visiting the Intealth website.