Residency

ACGME update on new requirements

Residency Program Insider, May 18, 2010

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ACGME CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, updated the GME community and the public on the status of new requirements in a May 4th letter.

Nasca commended the duty hour taskforce for their hard work in developing new standards, which are almost complete. The taskforce will refine the proposed new standards and eventually put them before the Council of Review Committees. If the Council endorses the draft, it will be made available for public comment. The public will have a 45-day comment period. The ACGME will then revise the standards based on the public’s comments, and then the draft will go before the ACGME Board of Directors for approval.

In addition to duty hours, Nasca said the standards will focus on resident supervision, resident and faculty professionalism and fitness for duty, patient safety and quality improvement expectations, handover processes, and inter-professional communications.
 



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