#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.

March 2021
Lyuba Konopasek, MD

#ACGME2021 Session Summary: Reversing DEI Trends in Medical Education

On Friday, February 26, ACGME Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leadership, Drs. William McDade and Bonnie Simpson Mason, joined California University of Science and Medicine Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Partnership Dr. Sunny Nakae to presented about how to work to reverse institutional trends of racism in medical education.

March 2021
Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD

#ACGME2021 Summary: In His President's Plenary, Dr. Nasca Makes a Call to Action

ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Thomas J. Nasca addressed the virtual crowd of approximately 6,000 in his President’s Plenary, kicking off the ACGME Annual Educational Conference with a powerful call to action on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

February 2021
ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer William A. McDade, MD, PhD Quoted in Story on Medical School Diversity

The Indianapolis Recorder considered the under representation of African American medical students leading to disparities in healthcare. Dr. McDade says medical schools must rethink "what constitutes merit."

February 2021

National Academy of Medicine Extends Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience until 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (Clinician Well-Being Collaborative) is announcing a two-year extension of its work to address burnout faced by healthcare workers.  The ACGME is proud to co-chair the Action Collaborative, a network of more than 200 organizations committed to the cause.

February 2021

A Message from Dr. Thomas J. Nasca

Dr. Nasca congratulates physicians for facing the pandemic with compassion, respect, knowledge, and little regard for personal safety. He says the medical community's moral and ethical framework can provide common ground for healing societal ills.

NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being Holds Public Meeting on Clinician Well-Being during COVID-19

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience hosted a virtual meeting, Ensuring Clinician Well-Being in an Age of Uncertainty, to elevate the urgency of national action and map efforts needed to coordinate the long-term health and well-being of clinicians through COVID-19 and beyond.

November 2020

ACGME Responds to Proposal to Eliminate “Duration of Status” for J-1 Visa Holders

The ACGME joined the nation’s leading organizations in medical education and health care to oppose the proposed rule that would eliminate “duration of status” as an authorized period of stay for certain nonimmigrant visas.

November 2020

ACGME Board Approves New Strategic Plan, Mission, Vision, and Values

The ACGME Board of Directors has approved a new Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision for the organization and the ACGME Values have been updated to include diversity and inclusion.
October 2020

The ACGME Urges Presidential Nominees to Commit to Accelerating PPE Production

In response to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, the ACGME sent a letter to both presidential nominees, urging them to commit to accelerating the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline health care workers, who include many members of the GME community.

October 2020