SAEM and AACEM Respond to the New ACGME Common Program Requirements and Proposed Requirement Changes to the RRC for EM


The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) today issued a response to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) regarding the ACGME's new Common Program Requirements (CPR) and upcoming changes to the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM) requirements. Read the full SAEM and AACEM statements.

Of particular concern to SAEM and AACEM are 1) how scholarly activities are determined by the ACGME and 2) that possible changes to the RRC–EM requirements would reduce required and dedicated protected time for core faculty. 

The ACGME Common Program Requirements are a basic set of standards (requirements) in training and preparing resident and fellow physicians. These requirements set the context within clinical learning environments for development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to take personal responsibility for the individual care of patients. In addition, they facilitate an environment where residents and fellows can interact with patients under the guidance and supervision of qualified faculty members who give value, context, and meaning to those interactions.