April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week and the ACGME would like to recognize and thank the hundreds of volunteers who offer their time and expertise to further the mission of the ACGME.
This week's e-Communication includes Review and Recognition Committee News, a call for nominations for the 2022 ACGME Awards, information on how to access 2021 Annual Educational Conference materials through June 1, and more.
Neil Kothari, MD is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. An active and engaged tweeter during the 2021 Annual Educational Conference, we asked him about his experience at the event, which was held virtually in February.
ACGME Educational Project Manager Victoria Kreps, PMP’s name is likely familiar to anyone who has attended or participated in any recent ACGME educational course or the Annual Educational Conference.
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.
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.
At the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Athena Gonzalez and her team presented their poster, Strategies for Optimizing Fit Testing for Residents and the Evolving Role of the Program Coordinator, about their work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure residents were wearing properly sized and fitted masks and respirators, even as supplies changed.
Bree Bower and her team in the anesthesiology and pain medicine department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio studied the affects of COVID-19 on fellow recruitment and presented that work at the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in the Poster Hall.
This week's e-Communication includes information on the transition to residency toolkit created by a consortium of medical education organizations; the Basics of Accreditation workshop registration information; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Forum; and more.