The National Academy of Medicine says healthcare must make transformative changes to address burnout

FierceHealthcare analyzes the latest report from the National Academy of Medicine on the issue of clinician burnout. The ACGME was one of the study's sponsors.

October 2019

Physician Burnout Eases, but Much Work Remains to be Done

HealthLeaders Media published an analysis of the recently reported decline in physician burnout between 2014-2019.

October 2019

Putting Well-Being into Practice: The ACGME Awards Retreat

ACGME Manager, Employee Communications Emily Vasiliou wrote about her experience attending the ACGME's annual Awards Retreat for recipients of the Courage to Lead and Courage to Teach Awards for the first time in 10 years.

July 2019
Facilitated discussion at the 2019 ACGME Awards Retreat in Virginia

After limits on residency work hours, did doctors perform worse? New study says no

Stat News reports on a study that indicates patient outcomes and care quality are similar for physicians whose resident/fellow training had a work week capped at 80 hours, as those who worked 100-hour work weeks.

July 2019

Perspective: On the First Year of Residency

Welcome to the new academic year! As thousands of new residents begin their journey toward independent practice this month, we asked Jeff Dewey, MD, former resident member of the Review Committee for Neurology, to reflect on his experiences in residency and share lessons he learned.

July 2019
Jeff Dewey, MD of Yale School of Medicine

Breaking the Culture of Silence

As a new academic year approaches, it is important to continue breaking the silence surrounding clinician burnout. During a highly emotional and personal panel discussion at the 2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference in March, Dr. Nasca and colleagues from other national organizations in medicine discussed how burnout and self-doubt touched their lives. Influenced by those experiences and others throughout his career, Dr. Nasca has positioned the ACGME to help lead the charge to address physician well-being.

June 2019

The Value of the Resident Voice: An Interview with the Outgoing Chair of the ACGME Council of Review Committee Residents

As Dr. Kristy Rialon winds down her tenure as Chair of the ACGME Council of Review Committee Chairs, we sat down to discuss the Council’s role and vision, and the significance of the resident/fellow voice in the work of the ACGME.

June 2019
Dr. Rialon at a recent meeting of the ACGME Council of Public Members

ACGME Announces Second Cycle of Funding Recipients for Resident-Led Back to Bedside Initiative

Thirty-three projects designed to help residents and fellows find deeper connections with patients and improve physician and patient well-being have been chosen in the second cycle of funding for Back to Bedside.

June 2019
Recipients from the first round of Back to Bedside funding participated in a workshop during the Annual Educational Conference in March. Another session is planned for the recently announced second round of funding recipients.

Tackling Economic, Emotional Toll of Clinician Burnout Critical

Medscape wrote about Ronald A. Paulus, MD's talk at the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, which was hosted by the ACGME this May.

June 2019

ACGME Hosts Fifth Public Meeting of NAM Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being

The ACGME today hosted the fifth public meeting of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience focused on “Redesigning the Clinical Learning Environment.”

May 2019
Approximately 200 health care leaders attended the meeting in person, which kicked off last night at a reception where clinicians shared personal stories on well-being. Approximately 700 people across the nation also participated via webcast.