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.
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.
This special edition of the ACGME's weekly e-Communication is dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions the ACGME is receiving regarding accreditation and recognition activities during the pandemic crisis.
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.
The ACGME created a new section of its website dedicated to information about ACGME activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.