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Coalition for Physician Accountability’s UME to GME Review Committee Seeking Public Comment on New Recommendations

The Coalition for Physician Accountability formed a committee to work on recommending solutions to identified challenges in the UME-GME transition. The draft is now available for public comment through May 26, 2021. 

April 2021

Recognition of Non-Standard Training for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Physicians to Transition to the ACGME

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS®), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME®) has announced a change in the process for recognition of non-standard training as it relates to the J-1 visa program administered by ECFMG. 
April 2021

New Recommendations for 2021-2022 Medical Student Away Rotations

The Coalition for Physician Accountability has released an update to its Jan. 25 recommendations on medical student away rotations in the 2021-22 academic year. The recommendations are an update to earlier guidance published on May 11, 2020.
April 2021

ACGME Releases CLER Findings for Operative and Procedural Areas

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is pleased to present the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Report of Findings 2021: Subprotocol for Operative and Procedural Areas. The CLER Program provides leaders of hospitals, medical centers, and other clinical settings with formative feedback through site visits that explore six Focus Areas: Patient Safety; Health Care Quality; Care Transitions; Supervision; Well-Being; and Professionalism. 
April 2021

Resources from GME Stakeholders Congress for Opioid Use Now Available

The videos and resources from last week’s GME Stakeholders Congress on Preparing Residents and Fellows to Manage Pain and Addiction are now available to the public free of charge. To access, sign up for a Learn at ACGME account or log into an existing account to view the content.

April 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Award Named in Honor of Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee

The ACGME is proud to announce its Diversity and Inclusion Award will now be known as the Barbara Ross-Lee, DO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award in honor of Dr. Ross-Lee’s illustrious career, contributions to graduate medical education (GME), and expertise in health policy. 
March 2021

New Toolkit to Support Medical Students and Programs in the Transition to Residency during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The ACGME partnered with other medical organizations to create a toolkit to help learners transition from medical school to residency during COVID-19. The toolkit aids programs preparing for new learners and students entering residency.  
March 2021

CEO Summit on Clinician Well-Being Report Published

The report, Documenting a Day of Discussion: Ahead of the Crest of the Wave Creating the National Agenda for Systemic Change for Enhanced Clinician Well-Being, is now available for review in Learn at ACGME.

March 2021

Journal of Graduate Medical Education now open to all

In support of its mission to improve health care through graduate medical education (GME), the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) is completely open access as of February 2021. 
February 2021

AACOM, AAMC, ACGME, and ECFMG announce support for the transition to residency

These organizations have developed voluntary guidance, toolkits, and other resources to assist in the transition of 2021 medical school graduates into their first post-graduate year of education and training.
February 2021