Strengthening the Clinical Learning Environment by Mandate-Implementing the ACGME Common Program Requirements
Rationale: Three years ago, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) introduced updated Common Program Requirements in recognition of the need to further promote resident and faculty member well-being and patient safety. The ACGME acknowledged residencies would need time to comply with new requirements. This grace period, however, concluded as of July 1, 2019, and programs now risk citations for failure to implement new requirements.
Methods and results: The authors, members of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology Common Program Requirements Ad Hoc committee, developed downloadable resources provided in the Appendix delineating the 2019 Common Program Requirements and offering sample resources as compliant solutions.
Conclusion: The resources offer a national standardized approach to educating trainees in these essential skills and should be especially helpful to programs with access to fewer resources. In addition to achieving compliance, incorporation of these resources into residency training will ensure the next generation of radiologists are equipped to add value while remaining physically and emotionally healthy.
Cite Oliveira A, Slanetz PJ, Catanzano TM, Sarkany D, Siddall K, Johnson K, Jordan SG. Strengthening the Clinical Learning Environment by Mandate-Implementing the ACGME Common Program Requirements. Acad Radiol. 2020 Dec 7:S1076-6332(20)30671-1. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.11.019. Epub ahead of print.