Leadership

October 7, 2021

Mary Klingensmith, MD Named New Senior Vice President, Accreditation

The ACGME welcomes Mary E. Klingensmith, MD as the Senior Vice President, Accreditation. Dr. Klingensmith will oversee the accreditation process and standards for ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs across the country.

July 27, 2021

ACGME Mourns the Loss of Board Director Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr.

With profound sadness, appreciation, and gratitude, the ACGME mourns the unexpected passing of Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE, FACEP, FACHE, a member of the ACGME Board of Directors since September 2020.
June 25, 2021

Dr. Thomas J. Nasca Receives Distinguished Service Award from The Federation of State Medical Boards

ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Thomas J. Nasca received the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) 2020 Distinguished Service Award recognizing “the highest level of service, commitment and contribution to the FSMB; the advancement of the profession of medical licensure and discipline; and the strengthening and enhancement of public protection.”

June 8, 2021

ACGME-I Welcomes James A. Arrighi, MD, as New President and CEO

Today ACGME International (ACGME-I) announced James A. Arrighi, MD as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2021.
April 29, 2021

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer William A. McDade, MD, PhD Appears on Black Men in White Coats Podcast with Dr. Dale

Dr. McDade joined Dr. Dale Okorodudu to discuss how he got into medicine growing up in Chicago, being the only African American in his class in medical school, his work on sickle cell disease, the work being done at ACGME, playing basketball with President Barack Obama, and much more.

Dr. Nichols
April 14, 2021

My Conference Experience: Q and A with ACGME Board Chair Dr. Karen Nichols

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.

April 14, 2021

ACGME President and CEO Dr. Thomas J. Nasca Appears on Rural Health Matters to Discuss COVID-19 and GME

Dr. Nasca joined UNMC and UNO Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold on RFD-TV’s Rural Health Matters to discuss the pandemic’s effects on rural America, graduate medical education, physician well-being, the current state of the US health care system, and more.

March 17, 2021

CEO Summit on Clinician Well-Being Report Published

The report, Documenting a Day of Discussion: Ahead of the Crest of the Wave Creating the National Agenda for Systemic Change for Enhanced Clinician Well-Being, is now available for review in Learn at ACGME.

Richard Hawkins, MD, President and CEO, American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
March 9, 2021

#ACGME2021 Session Summary: Moving Urgently toward Competency-Based Assessment in GME

In the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference session, “Moving Urgently Toward Competency-Based Assessment in GME,” presenters from the ABMS and  ACGME discussed that “the ultimate outcome for graduate medical education is the Quadruple Aim: better outcomes; improved clinician experience; lower costs; improved patient experience.”

Lyuba Konopasek, MD
March 4, 2021

#ACGME2021 Session Summary: Improving Well-Being of Residents, Fellows, and Faculty and Staff Members—Lessons from a Pandemic

Drs. Lyuba Konopasek, Stuart Slavin, and Timothy Brigham walked participants through the ACGME-developed guidebook, “Well-Being in the Time of COVID-19,” and explored how the ideas within it could be implemented in graduate medical education in their 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference session.

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