Two areas where the GME community is seeking additional guidance and clarification from the ACGME are telemedicine and the ACGME Resident/Fellow and Faculty Surveys. Here we provide further explanation on these two topics.
Dr. Nasca updates the graduate medical education committee on topics related to physician well-being, streamlining our data collection processes, and the upcoming Resident and Faculty Surveys.
Stat News reports on a study that indicates patient outcomes and care quality are similar for physicians whose resident/fellow training had a work week capped at 80 hours, as those who worked 100-hour work weeks.
The American Osteopathic Association’s blog, The DO, summarized the revised Common Program Requirements, which go into effect July 1.
The ACGME is committed to supporting graduate medical education programs to develop a Culture of Well-Being, not just the absence of burnout and depression. The central feature in this culture is the well-being of all members of the health care team, including faculty and staff members, and residents and fellows.
Dr. Nasca highlights details and implementation for a major revision to the Common Program Requirements and a new version of the Common Program Requirements for fellowships, both effective July 1, 2019.
This article in the New England Journal of Medicine reviews 63 internal medicine programs governed by the 2011 standard duty-hour policies or by more flexible policies.