April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week and the ACGME would like to recognize and thank the hundreds of volunteers who offer their time and expertise to further the mission of the ACGME.
Neil Kothari, MD is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. An active and engaged tweeter during the 2021 Annual Educational Conference, we asked him about his experience at the event, which was held virtually in February.
ACGME Educational Project Manager Victoria Kreps, PMP’s name is likely familiar to anyone who has attended or participated in any recent ACGME educational course or the Annual Educational Conference.
Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, FACP, CS-F is the current Chair of the ACGME Board of Directors, having assumed this role in September 2020. We asked Dr. Nichols to talk about her professional experience, her role, and her experience with the ACGME’s first-ever virtual Annual Educational Conference.
At the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Athena Gonzalez and her team presented their poster, Strategies for Optimizing Fit Testing for Residents and the Evolving Role of the Program Coordinator, about their work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure residents were wearing properly sized and fitted masks and respirators, even as supplies changed.
Bree Bower and her team in the anesthesiology and pain medicine department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio studied the affects of COVID-19 on fellow recruitment and presented that work at the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in the Poster Hall.
In the poster, Waging War Against Physician Burnout: Overcoming the Barriers of Military Medicine with Personalized Patient Care Boards, presented at the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Dr. Jessika Weber and colleagues present their project that looked at how customized care boards in pediatric patient rooms are helping young patients.
2021 Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Awardee Dawn Fountain works in the general surgery residency program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
At the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Dr. Tina Simpson presented her team’s work in the poster, Implementing an Anti-Racism Workshop at an Academic University in the Deep South for Graduate Medical Education.
2021 GME Debra L. Dooley GME Program Coordinator Excellence Awardee Debra (Debbie) Kay Stevens is the program administrator for internal medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.