The ACGME wants to acknowledge and thank the GME community for the tireless work of designated institutional officials, program directors, coordinators, faculty members, residents and fellows, and all others working around the clock to protect patients--and the nation--during this time of crisis. As the GME community works to protect patients, the ACGME will continue to support patient safety and resident and fellow well-being during this challenging time.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the ACGME staff will be operating remotely. The organization is assessing which activities are considered critical to carrying out the mission to protect patient and population health through accreditation and recognition. A message from President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP detailing those activities will be sent in the coming days.
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) issued a statement the ACGME has shared on its website regarding COVID-19 and disruption to training.
The ACGME's guidance regarding the education of residents and fellows participating in clinical care, including the care of patients potentially infected with COVID-19 includes the following:
The ACGME shares guidance on COVID-19 associated with work hour requirements, resident/fellow rotations, time away from programs, educational expectations, and resident health and travel.
Additionally, the ACGME is adjusting the scheduling and conduct of its meetings and activities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This will be continually updated.
Email questions about the ACGME's guidance regarding COVID-19 to ACGMECommunications@acgme.org. Contact information regarding the various types of meetings and educational activities are listed in the Newsroom update.