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Second Round of Back to Bedside Funding Announced

NEW! The ACGME is proud to announce the 2019 Back to Bedside funding recipients. A total of 33 proposals were accepted from among the almost 200 submissions this year.

The Back to Bedside initiative 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, the Back to Bedside initiative provides a competitive funding opportunity for resident- and/or fellow-led teams to innovate. The initiative is also intended to create a learning collaborative made up of resident-/fellow-led research teams.

This second cycle of Back to Bedside will emphasize interdisciplinary efforts, and will explore lessons learned from the first cycle of projects to build upon the success residents and fellows have experienced in their programs and institutions.

“We continue to be thrilled by the engagement of residents and fellows around Back to Bedside,” said Dink Jardine, MD, chair of the Back to Bedside Work and Advisory Group at the ACGME. “Now in its second cycle, we have been able to increase the total number of funded projects to 63 since the initiative launched in 2018.”

The new projects encompass a diverse range of specialties, geographic locations, and institutions, including community and rural programs. Each includes direct patient interaction, as well as patient satisfaction and outcome measures. Projects will aim to improve the clinical learning environment and promote behaviors that advance physicians’ and patients’ well-being by focusing on spending meaningful time with patients.

See what current Back to Bedside participants have to say about the initiative and the positive impacts their projects are fostering. 

Back to Bedside Projects

View the complete list of 2019 recipients here.

View project highlights from currently funded projects, begun in 2018.



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