February 25th, 2021
2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
TIME:11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST

ACGME Conference session: Fostering a Respectful, Supportive Environment for Medical Education and Patient Care

This session, part of the ACGME Educational Conference “Meaning in Medicine: Mastering the Moment,” features representatives from institutions honored with the ACGME and Gold Foundation DeWitt (Bud) C. Baldwin, Jr. Award, given to sponsoring institutions for supporting a culture of humanism.

Note: You must register to attend the 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference to access this event.

The speakers will include:

  • Donald Brady, MD, Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Senior Assoc Vanderbilt University
  • Monica Branch, MD, Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Brandon Esianor, MD, Resident Physician, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Michelle Gittler, MD, Medical Director and Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital

The ACGME and Gold Foundation DeWitt C. Baldwin Jr. Award emphasizes the joint responsibility of health systems and GME leadership for delivering high quality, humanistic health care while simultaneously supporting the personal and professional development of learners and faculty members. The learning environments of award-winning institutions exemplify professionalism, enhance collaborative behavior, encourage transparency, and value the individual learner.

Panelists from past awardee institutions will examine specific programs and strategies used at their institution that promote a culture of humanistic values (respect, integrity, compassion, excellence) reflected in attitudes and behaviors towards all members of the health care team, including patients. Panelists will elaborate on how their institution develops and supports these programs, recognizes exemplars, and encourages a supportive culture.