This special edition of the ACGME's weekly e-Communication includes a statement honoring the sacrifices of frontline caregivers, new Frequently Asked Questions, and news from Milestones and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.
The ACGME recognizes and honors the extraordinary courage and commitment of those working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic to care for Americans in need, despite the toll it takes on their personal well-being.
To provide clarity for trainees and programs during this extraordinary time, the ABMS and ACGME offer the following statement of joint principles and will continue to address ongoing developments.
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.
This special edition of the ACGME's weekly e-Communication includes a statement on personal protective equipment and new Frequently Asked Questions the ACGME is receiving regarding accreditation and recognition activities during the pandemic crisis.
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.