The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, writes about the proposed development of a family medicine residency program in a critical access hospital, which will seek ACGME accreditation. Chief Accreditation Officer Lynne Kirk, MD, is quoted.
Dr. Lynne Kirk joined the ACGME staff in September 2019, following a 30-year career in internal medicine and geriatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. We recently asked Dr. Kirk to outline her goals as the ACGME’s first Chief Accreditation Officer.
Jeffrey P. Gold, MD continues as Chair of the ACGME Board, Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS was newly elected as Chair-Elect, and Steven I. Goldstein will continue as Treasurer.
Linda B. Andrews, MD joined the ACGME leadership team in February 2019 as the new Senior Vice President, Field Activities. We chatted with Dr. Andrews to learn more about her background and her vision for Field Activities at the ACGME.
The DO writes about the integration of osteopathic physicians and leaders into the ACGME, which was announced at the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates in July.
ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP received a standing ovation for his fourth annual update on the progress of implementing a single GME accreditation system at the AOA House of Delegates.
As a new academic year approaches, it is important to continue breaking the silence surrounding clinician burnout. During a highly emotional and personal panel discussion at the 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in March, Dr. Nasca and colleagues from other national organizations in medicine discussed how burnout and self-doubt touched their lives. Influenced by those experiences and others throughout his career, Dr. Nasca has positioned the ACGME to help lead the charge to address physician well-being.