The ACGME is proud to continue supporting residents’ and fellows’ efforts to increase connection with their patients through the Back to Bedside initiative. Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the 2024-2026 funding cycle. The ACGME will announce the recipients in June 2024.

Back to Bedside is designed to empower residents and fellows to develop transformative projects that foster meaning and joy in work and allow them to engage on a deeper level with what is at the heart of medicine: their patients. Supported by the ACGME, Back to Bedside provides a competitive funding opportunity for resident- and/or fellow-led teams to innovate. The initiative is also intended to create a learning collaborative of resident-/fellow-led research teams.

Since the inception of the Back to Bedside initiative, the ACGME has funded more than 80 projects, engaging more than 200 residents and fellows in innovative projects to enhance their clinical experience and connect more fully with their patients and colleagues.

Learn a bit more about the Back to Bedside experience: