Furloughs of residents/fellows are unacceptable to the ACGME. In extraordinary circumstances Sponsoring Institutions and programs must adhere to ACGME policies, procedures, and requirements concerning withdrawal of accreditation, disasters, and institutional/program closures, as applicable.
The member organizations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability have released the following statement in support of strengthened efforts that must be in place to safeguard the public, and to protect our nation’s health care workforce.
As the nation and world face the evolving COVID-19 (SARS COV2) crisis, the ACGME has granted a significant degree of flexibility to accredited Sponsoring Institutions and programs to realign their resident and fellow workforce to meet the increased clinical demands created by the pandemic. This flexibility with expectations is provided consistent with the ACGME’s commitment to patient safety and resident/fellow safety.
The ACGME has issued an updated statement that supercedes all other guidance regarding early graduation from US allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and early appointment to the clinical learning environment.
As a resource to the graduate medical education community, the ACGME is sharing this link to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)'s Frequently Asked Questions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ACGME recognizes and appreciates the heroic response of hospitals and physicians in the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in New York State. With that acknowledgement, the ACGME Common Program Requirements (Section VI.F.) remain in place nationally.
As a resource to the graduate medical education community, the ACGME is sharing the following statement from the ABMS regarding COVID-19.
This new section provides information about ACGME activities during the pandemic and guidance for institutions and programs during this crisis.
As a resource to the graduate medical education community, the ACGME is sharing the following statement from FSMB regarding hospital access to the organization's Physician Data Center.
Since the publication of this article, the ACGME has created a section of its website dedicated to the ACGME’s response to this pandemic crisis. Visit this section for the most up-to-date guidance on ACGME activities during this time.