Updated: Supplemental Guidance Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, ACGME Accreditation, and Sponsoring Institution Emergency Categorization

The ACGME is issuing supplemental guidance regarding how a Sponsoring Institution’s days in Emergency Category status will be counted; protection of resident, fellow, and faculty member health and safety; and assessment of residents and fellows.

December 2020

NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being Holds Public Meeting on Clinician Well-Being during COVID-19

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience hosted a virtual meeting, Ensuring Clinician Well-Being in an Age of Uncertainty, to elevate the urgency of national action and map efforts needed to coordinate the long-term health and well-being of clinicians through COVID-19 and beyond.

November 2020

#ACGME2021 - The Annual Educational Conference Theme and What it Means This Year

The theme of the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference evokes not one but two key elements to what a conference experience in 2021 must provide: Meaning in Medicine: Mastering the Moment.

November 2020

The ACGME Urges Presidential Nominees to Commit to Accelerating PPE Production

In response to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, the ACGME sent a letter to both presidential nominees, urging them to commit to accelerating the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect frontline health care workers, who include many members of the GME community.

October 2020

ACGME e-Communication - October 5, 2020

This week's e-Communication includes a statement on the Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping, information on the 2019-2020 Resource Data Book, the new ACGME Board of Directors officers, new assessment tools to aid in determining resident/fellow competence, and more.

October 2020

ACGME Statement on the Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping

The ACGME has released a statement opposing the Presidential Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping issued September 22, 2020. The ACGME will continue to enforce and enhance its requirements to promote safe and inclusive clinical and work environments in institutions to ensure delivery of high-quality care to the patients and communities they serve.

September 2020

Chief Communications and Public Policy Officer John C. Combes, MD quoted in CNN on Challenges of Medical Residency

Dr. Combes discusses how the ACGME stresses the importance of teaching new residents infection controls, offering adequate personal protective equipment, and addressing clinician well-being in this article by CNN about the challenges of starting residency in a pandemic.

July 2020

ACGME e-Communication - June 29, 2020

This edition of the ACGME's e-Communication includes information on ACGME Board actions, the new Emergency and Non-Emergency Category designations for programs dealing with an influx of COVID-19 patients, calls for resident and public members for Review Committees, and more.

June 2020

ACGME e-Communication - June 8, 2020

This edition of the ACGME e-Communication includes a Letter to the Community, a video message from Dr. Nasca to residents and fellows finishing their programs this spring, information on the ACGME's new Diversity and Inclusion Award, and more.

June 2020