ACGME News

July 28, 2021

New ACGME Equity Matters™ Initiative Aims to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within Graduate Medical Education and Promote Health Equity

In support of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is proud to announce ACGME Equity MattersTM, a new initiative that introduces a framework for continuous learning and process improvement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism practices.

July 27, 2021

ACGME Mourns the Loss of Board Director Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr.

With profound sadness, appreciation, and gratitude, the ACGME mourns the unexpected passing of Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE, FACEP, FACHE, a member of the ACGME Board of Directors since September 2020.
June 25, 2021

Dr. Thomas J. Nasca Receives Distinguished Service Award from The Federation of State Medical Boards

ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Thomas J. Nasca received the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) 2020 Distinguished Service Award recognizing “the highest level of service, commitment and contribution to the FSMB; the advancement of the profession of medical licensure and discipline; and the strengthening and enhancement of public protection.”

June 8, 2021

ACGME-I Welcomes James A. Arrighi, MD, as New President and CEO

Today ACGME International (ACGME-I) announced James A. Arrighi, MD as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2021.
April 26, 2021

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 19, 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 14, 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 7, 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 5, 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.

March 25, 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. 
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