Common Program Requirements

July 13, 2017

Surgical Residents’ Work Hours and Well-Being in Year 2 of the FIRST Trial 

This article reports on the second year of the FIRST Trial that compares effects of standard clinical work and education hours or more flexible work hour policies on residents.

June 29, 2017

Dr. Rowen Zetterman Featured on CBS Morning Show about Common Program Requirement Revisions

ACGME Board Chair Dr. Rowen Zetterman discussed the Common Program Requirement revisions on CBS This Morning.

March 21, 2017

Should Young Doctors be Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts?

This Healthline article discusses the Common Program Requirements and changes made to the requirements around clinical work and education hours.

March 13, 2017

New Rule Would Allow First-Year Residents to Work 24-Hour Shifts

This Good Morning America segment is about the recent revisions made to the ACGME's Common Program Requirements.

March 10, 2017

New Guideline Will Allow First-Year Doctors to Work 24-Hour Shifts

The New York Times writes about the recent revisions made to the ACGME's Common Program Requirements.

March 10, 2017

Medical Residents Can Work 24 Hours Straight, Accreditor Says 

Forbes magazine wrote about the recent changes to the ACGME Common Program Requirements.

March 10, 2017

First-Year Doctors Will be Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts Starting in July

This Washington Post article discusses the recent updates made to the ACGME's Common Program Requirements.

March 10, 2017

ACGME Releases Revised Common Program Requirements, Section VI, The Learning and Working Environment

These new requirements that all accredited US residency and fellowship programs follow in preparing today's physicians for practice reinforce a culture of patient safety and physician well-being by focusing on patient-centered, team-based care.

November 4, 2016

ACGME Task Force Presents New Residency Program Requirements for Public Comment

The proposed revisions to Section VI of its Common Program Requirements are open for public comment over the next 45 days. The Requirements provide uniform standards for all accredited US residency and fellowship programs.

August 23, 2016

Physician Well-Being

The ACGME provides an update on recent efforts related to the Physician Well-Being initiative.

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Susan White

Susan White

Vice President, Communications
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