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Back to Bedside

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


Accrediation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Other: residents, other: fellows

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practice AND Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


Back to Bedside is an initiative that is supported and funded by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The initiative funds medical residents' and fellows' projects around increasing connection with their patients. The intent behind the initiative is to engage soon-to-be fully-practicing physicians in research and work around spending more time caring for patients - this increases meaning in work which can prevent burnout and improve wellbeing. Since the beginning of Back to Bedside, more than 80 projects have been funded and nearly 200 residents and fellows have contributed to those projects.

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