Back to Bedside Project List (2019-2021)

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has announced the second round of funding recipients for Back to Bedside, a resident-led initiative to empower medical residents and fellows to create innovative strategies for increasing time with patients, improving physician and patient well-being. The recipients of 2019 funding are listed below.

Institution: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Project Title: The Inpatient Shared Medical Appointment: Increasing Patient, Family, and Physician Engagement in Management of Cerebrovascular Disease
Team Lead: Christina Wright, MD

Institution: Children's Hospital/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Project Title:
Enhancing Comfort and Readiness of Physicians Treating Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by Facilitating Meaningful Interactions
Team Lead: Jessica Solomon Sanders, MD

Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project Title: Getting Real About ‘The Talk’ (GReAT) Project – A Qualitative, Patient-Centered Evaluation of the Factors for Successfully Having ‘The Talk’ and Implementation for Trainee Physicians
Team Lead: Jeffrey Eugene, MD

Institution: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Project Title: Improving Residents’ Skills for Leading Bad News Conversations with Patients at the Bedside
Team Lead: Joseph Sleiman, MD

Institution: Coliseum Medical Centers
Project Title: Strengthening Bedside Presence by Reviving Bedside Paper Charting
Team Lead: Brandon Kirshner, MD

Institution: Creighton University School of Medicine        
Project Title: C.H.E.E.R. Study: Bringing Cheer Back to the Bedside
Team Lead: Janani Baskaran, MD

Institution: Emory University School of Medicine
Project Title: Stand By Me: Continuity in Anesthesiology Care
Team Lead: Lisa Tang, MD

Institution: Emory University School of Medicine
Project Title: Connecting through Music Rounds: Residents and Patients Sharing Music at the Bedside
Team Lead: Allyson Herbst, MD

Institution: Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center
Project Title: My Visit Today: A Patient Encounter Card Designed to Improve Patient-Doctor Relationship through Rapport Building, Upfront Agenda Setting and Co-Creation of a Plan of Care
Team Lead: Lauren E. Wessel, MD

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania Health System)
Project Title: Postpartum Polaroid Project
Team Lead: Abigail Garbarino, MD

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Project Title: “Follow-up Cards”: Returning to the Virtual Bedside
Team Lead: Paul Peng, MD

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Project Title: Engaging Physician Trainees through Bedside ICU Narratives
Team Lead: Christine Nguyen, MD

Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Project Title: The GIMboree Experience: Enhancing Joy in Outpatient Medicine
Team Lead: Deborah Freeland, MD

Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Project Title: INFORM: INvolving patients in Fellow education and cOntRibutions to academic Medicine
Team Lead: Anum Minhas, MD

Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Project Title: Compassion Rounds
Team Lead: Camilla Yu, MD

Institution: Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Project Title: Baby Steps: Process Improvements to Enhance both Patient and Pediatric Healthcare Team Experience
Team Lead: Michael Lau, MD

Institution: Madigan Army Medical Center 
Project Title: Back to Basics: Diet, Exercise and Engagement for Weight Loss and Well-Being
Team Lead: Stephen E. Meyers, MD

Institution: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
Project Title: Humanizing the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
Team Lead: C. Alessandra Colaianni, MD

Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Project Title: Giving Literal Thanks
Team Lead: Alexandra Wallace, MD

Institution: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Project Title: Encouraging Reflection to Battle Burnout: The Development of a Novel Medical Intensive Care Unit Survivors' Conference
Team Lead: Joseph Deters, MD

Institution: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Project Title: The Fertility Passport Program: A Pilot Program to Improve Infertility Care in Low Resourced Populations
Team Lead: Rachel Ruderman, MD

Institution: Ohio State University Hospital 
Project Title: Bedside Chats
Team Lead: Andrew Nashed, MD

Institution: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Project Title: Implementation of a Trauma-Informed Care Curriculum for Surgery Residents Caring for Trauma Patients in Newark, New Jersey
Team Lead:
Kurun Partap Singh Oberoi, MD

Institution: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Project Title: Mitigating Moral Distress in Surgical Trainees Through Improved Communication Skills
Team Lead: Michele Fiorentino, MD

Institution: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Project Title: Personalized Patient Care Boards: Overcoming the Barriers of Military Medicine and Waging War against Physician Burnout
Team Lead: Jessika Weber, DO

Institution: University of California (San Diego) Medical Center
Project Title: Music Therapy: Developing Patient-centered Practices for the Perioperative Period
Team Lead: Margaret Chiu, MD

Institution: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Project Title: Bedside Oncology: Using Personalized Teaching for Patient Education and Fellow Satisfaction
Team Lead: Rafiullah Khan, MD

Institution: University of Rochester
Project Title: REGROUP: Resident Educational Groups to Reflect and Unite with Patients and Peers
Team Lead: Joshua Wortzel, MD

Institution: University of Rochester
Project Title: A Patient-Centered, Multi-Specialty Intervention to Enhance a Sense of Community in the Management of Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
Team Lead: Elizabeth Helen Cusick, MD

Institution: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Project Title: Teaching Effective Communication: Engaging our Colleagues, our Staff, and our Patients
Team Lead: Rex Huang, MD

Institution: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Project Title: Team-Based Communication of Imaging
Team Lead: Liisa Bergmann, MD

Institution: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Project Title: Synapses: Making Connections, an art and literary journal linking patients and providers
Team Lead: Jessica Frey, MD

Institution: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center 
Project Title: I CARE (Community Assessment and Resident Engagement) Initiative
Team Lead: Caroline Birch, MD

In addition to the above projects, the ACGME is currently funding 30 projects from its initial launch of Back to Bedside in 2018. View project highlights from currently funded projects here.