ACGME Response to Pandemic Crisis

The ACGME understands the challenges and uncertainties faced by the graduate medical education community (GME) amidst the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, and remains committed to supporting the health and well-being of residents, fellows, and faculty members, and the patients they serve.

As the situation evolves, the ACGME will continue to monitor the needs of the GME community and provide appropriate guidance, clarification, and resources in this section.

Sponsoring Institution Emergency Categorization

Review the ACGME’s binary approach to the characterization of GME operations during the pandemic, with a Non-Emergency Category and an Emergency Category.

Transition to Residency 

Review guidance from the ACGME on accreditation priorities; resident, fellow, faculty member, and patient safety; conduct of GME; and more. These are updated as they are developed.

ACGME Guidance Statements 

Review guidance from the ACGME on accreditation priorities; resident, fellow, faculty member, and patient safety; conduct of GME; and more. These are updated as they are developed.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Review FAQs from the GME community. These are updated regularly.

Letters to the Community 

Read letters to the GME community from ACGME President and CEO Thomas J. Nasca, MD.

Personal Protective Equipment in GME 

This section of Learn at ACGME includes resources to assist Sponsoring Institutions, programs, and their participating sites with the optimization of PPE.

Resources for Sponsoring Institutions  

Resources for designated institutional officials, including a Sponsoring Institution Idea Exchange, are available in Learn at ACGME.

Specialty Letters to the Communities 

Read letters addressing specialty-specific concerns from the Review Committees and ACGME Review Committee staff members.

Well-Being Resources 

The ACGME has convened a task force that created a pandemic-focused well-being resource library and is soliciting local solutions to share. These resources are available in Learn at ACGME.

Resources from Other Organizations 

Access other medical and medical education organizations’ COVID-19 resources and updates.

ACGME Staff Members and Families Thank Frontline Workers