A powerful statement and call to action for the graduate medical education (GME) community was delivered by ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP in his President’s Plenary on Thursday, March 31, 2022, the kick-off for the virtual ACGME Annual Educational Conference.
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.
The videos and resources from last week’s GME Stakeholders Congress on Preparing Residents and Fellows to Manage Pain and Addiction are now available to the public free of charge. To access, sign up for a Learn at ACGME account or log into an existing account to view the content.
Four major plenaries after Friday morning’s address by ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD will be presented by outstanding national leaders, and will discuss critical issues at the forefront of the GME discussion right now.
A workshop convened by the AAMC in collaboration with the ACGME, ACCME and AOA, was the first gathering of medical educators across the continuum to focus on the opioid epidemic. The May workshop was written about in AAMC News.
With overdose as the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, it is imperative that the nation—including the entire medical community—take responsibility for its role in creating this epidemic and identify and enact strategies that can address it. This is Dr. Leana Wen’s position. The former Baltimore Health Commissioner and current president of Planned Parenthood spoke about the steps she and the City of Baltimore took to address opioid addiction in the community, and what role she sees physicians playing in solving this problem that is devastating the nation.