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March 7, 2018

Your Conference Experience: Q and A with ACGME Board Chair Dr. Rowen Zetterman

As the current chair of the ACGME Board of Directors, Rowen Zetterman, MD, filled several important roles at this year’s Annual Educational Conference, presenting awards and introducing Dr. Nasca for his President and CEO Address among them. We caught up with Dr. Zetterman in between his activities to learn a little more about his experience the last few years with the ACGME and, in particular, at the Annual Educational Conference.

March 5, 2018

Conference Summary: SES061: Preparing GME for the Uncertain Future of Medicine

ACGME President and CEO Dr. Nasca kicked off his Saturday morning session at the Annual Educational Conference with some “non-rhetorical” questions: Can anyone predict what the health care system will look like in 2035? Can anyone predict how long your residents will practice? 40 years?

After stumping the room, he went on to explain that it is our job is to prepare residents to practice in the future—not to arm them with practices, skills, and knowledge of the present. We want our residents to be prepared not just for 2018 but for 2035—and beyond.

March 3, 2018

We Are All Part of the Solution: A Call to Action from ACGME CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP

“All of you are a part of the solution… if there is anything we can do to help you individually or institutionally, we are here to help. I want to thank you for taking on the responsibility to make these cultural changes. It will make this change happen.”

More than 3,000 attendees gathered for the CEO Address at the Annual Educational Conference. The message was loud and clear: it’s time for us to collaborate and make change.

March 2, 2018

ACGME Launches Resources Webpage for Resident and Faculty Member Well-Being 

The American Osteopathic Association's The DO blog writes about the new resources section of the ACGME website dedicated to physician well-being.

March 1, 2018

Session Preview: Friday's Three Big Plenaries

For the third year in a row, the Annual Educational Conference is featuring three theme-focused sessions following the Welcome and CEO Address on Friday morning. This year’s conference theme, Engaging Each Other: Transformation through Collaboration, encompasses an array of applications in health care and GME. These three sessions speak to that range, underscoring central issues facing physicians at all levels of experience.

February 27, 2018

Physician Well-Being: The ACGME and Beyond

Physician well-being has been a key issue for the ACGME for as long as the organization has been serving the GME community.

February 26, 2018

An Insider’s Session Guide to the Annual Educational Conference

With pre-conferences, specialty sessions, plenaries, a keynote, the Exhibit Hall, poster sessions, awards, and networking on tap, the 2018 ACGME Annual Educational Conference has tons to offer!

We know it can be a lot to juggle, so to help you make the most of your experience, here’s a snapshot of some of what’s in store based on your program or institutional role or area of interest – call it a cheat sheet of sorts.

February 21, 2018

Welcome to our Blog and the 2018 Annual Educational Conference

Timing the launch of this blog with our Annual Educational Conference might just be kismet, because the theme of this year’s conference, Engaging Each Other: Transformation through Collaboration, speaks to the goal of tuning in and work together, to gather and initiate growth and change.

November 29, 2017

JGME Publishes Article Highlighting New ACGME Work Hour Standards

The Journal for Graduate Medical Education (JGME) published a new article around the examination and 2017 revisions of the Common Program Requirements.

September 14, 2017

Suicides of Young Physicians Raise Alarm about Burnout among Trainees

This Psychiatric News article outlines how the American Psychiatric Association, the ACGME, and others can work to create nurturing environments for medical students and trainees.

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