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Guidance Statement on Competency-Based Medical Education during COVID-19 Residency and Fellowship Disruptions

The ACGME partnered with the certifying Boards to develop the following recommendations for competency-based medical education for residents and fellows.
January 2021

Updated: Supplemental Guidance Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, ACGME Accreditation, and Sponsoring Institution Emergency Categorization

The ACGME is issuing supplemental guidance regarding how a Sponsoring Institution’s days in Emergency Category status will be counted; protection of resident, fellow, and faculty member health and safety; and assessment of residents and fellows.

December 2020

New FAQ Addresses Site Visits and Pandemic Response Status

This question and answer discusses the ACGME's consideration regarding accreditation and recognition site visits for programs at Sponsoring Institutions in the Emergency Category regarding COVID-19 response status.

December 2020

NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being Holds Public Meeting on Clinician Well-Being during COVID-19

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience hosted a virtual meeting, Ensuring Clinician Well-Being in an Age of Uncertainty, to elevate the urgency of national action and map efforts needed to coordinate the long-term health and well-being of clinicians through COVID-19 and beyond.

November 2020

ACGME Releases Pursuing Excellence Pathway Leaders Patient Safety Collaborative Report

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently released its summary report of the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments (Pursuing Excellence) Pathway Leaders Patient Safety Collaborative.

November 2020

ACGME Honors Graduate Medical Education Community with Annual Awards

Twenty-six individuals and teams will be recognized for innovation in graduate medical education at the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, which will be held online this year.

November 2020

ACGME Responds to Proposal to Eliminate “Duration of Status” for J-1 Visa Holders

The ACGME joined the nation’s leading organizations in medical education and health care to oppose the proposed rule that would eliminate “duration of status” as an authorized period of stay for certain nonimmigrant visas.

November 2020

ACGME Board Approves New Strategic Plan, Mission, Vision, and Values

The ACGME Board of Directors has approved a new Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision for the organization and the ACGME Values have been updated to include diversity and inclusion.
October 2020

The ACGME Urges Presidential Nominees to Commit to Accelerating PPE Production

In response to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, the ACGME sent a letter to both presidential nominees, urging them to commit to accelerating the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline health care workers, who include many members of the GME community.

October 2020

ACGME Approves New Board of Director Officers

The ACGME Board of Directors approved the following slate of officers: Board Chair Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS; Board Vice Chair Claudia J. Wyatt-Johnson, MA; and Board Treasurer H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FACS.

October 2020
At its September 2020 annual Board meeting, the ACGME Board of Directors approved the following slate of officers (L to R): Chair Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS; Vice Chair Claudia J. Wyatt-Johnson, MA; and Treasurer H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FACS.