The Learning Environment During Residency
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) established the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program in 2012 to provide institutions that train residents and fellows with formative feedback to improve patient care while optimizing the clinical learning environment (CLE) in the 6 CLER Focus Areas (Patient safety, Health care quality (including health care disparities), Care transitions, Supervision, Fatigue management, mitigation, and duty hours, Professionalism).
In the Fall of 2018, the ACGME released its second CLER National Report of Findings, which details findings from the second set of visits to nearly 300 ACGME Sponsoring Institutions with 3 or more core residency programs. During the webinar, we will present findings from the report, as well discuss changes over time since the first cycle of CLER visits.
John Patrick T. Co, MD, MPH, is the Director of Graduate Medical Education at Partners HealthCare, Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Brigham and Women’s (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospitals (MGH), and Director of Ambulatory Quality and Safety for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, all in Boston, MA. He is a trained in health services research, and for 5 years served as associate program director for pediatric residency training at MGH. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in General Pediatrics, and focuses his academic work in areas that are at the intersection of medical education, quality improvement, and patient safety. Currently he serves as Co-Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Clinical Environment Review (CLER) Evaluation Committee and has served on several other national committees related to education and quality of care, including the ABP Foundation Board of Directors and as on the Editorial Board for Pediatrics.