Patient Safety

June 5, 2020

A Message from Dr. Thomas J. Nasca

Dr. Nasca addresses racial unrest in the United States and identifies how the ACGME can take on the challenging work required to root out racism and injustice, and foster equity, mutual understanding, kindness, and justice in medicine.

May 19, 2020

Coalition for Physician Accountability Releases Statement on Maintaining Quality and Safety Standards Amid COVID-19

The Coalition for Physician Accountability, of which the ACGME is a member, released the statement and resources, Maintaining Quality and Safety Standards Amid COVID-19.

May 19, 2020

Coalition for Physician Accountability Releases Report on Learner Transitions from Medical Schools to Residency Programs in 2020

The Coalition for Physician Accountability, of which the ACGME is a member, released a report and recommendations on learner transitions from medical school into residency programs in 2020.

May 13, 2020

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Article Highlights Ways to Protect Clinician Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A national strategy to prevent a parallel pandemic of clinician well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak rests on five high-priority actions, according to an article co-authored by ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP.
April 23, 2020

New Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Article Explores the ACGME's Early Lessons Learned in the COVID-19 Pandemic

JGME has published an open access version of Dr. Thomas J. Nasca's News and Views article for June 2020 discussing the ACGME's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

April 10, 2020

The American Board of Medical Specialties and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Joint Principles: Physician Training During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

To provide clarity for trainees and programs during this extraordinary time, the ABMS and ACGME offer the following statement of joint principles and will continue to address ongoing developments.

April 9, 2020

ACGME Statement on Furloughs Resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency

Furloughs of residents/fellows are unacceptable to the ACGME. In extraordinary circumstances Sponsoring Institutions and programs must adhere to ACGME policies, procedures, and requirements concerning withdrawal of accreditation, disasters, and institutional/program closures, as applicable.

April 9, 2020

Coalition for Physician Accountability: Safeguard the Public, Protect our Health Care Workforce during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The member organizations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability have released the following statement in support of strengthened efforts that must be in place to safeguard the public, and to protect our nation’s health care workforce.

Rui Jiang, MD
February 19, 2020

A Resident’s Reflection on Participating in the QI to Eliminate Health Care Disparities Collaborative

Guest blogger Dr. Rui Jiang, a resident at Mount Sinai Hospital, which is a Pursuing Excellence site, reflected on her experience participating with the Pursuing Excellence Health Care Disparities Collaborative.

December 4, 2019

ACGME Releases Version 2.0 of CLER Pathways to Excellence

The Version 2.0 of CLER Pathways to Excellence: Expectations for an Optimal Clinical Learning Environment to Achieve Safe and High-Quality Patient Care, has been published.

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