Update from the Coalition for Physician Accountability


The NBOME is proud to be a member of the Coalition for Physician Accountability, a collaborative group of national medical education organizations. The members of the Coalition recently unanimously supported a resolution recommending exemption of physicians from the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule change to eliminate “duration of status” as an authorized period of stay for J-1 Physicians.

We are proud to stand in support of all J-1 physicians in training – they are our classmates, educators, colleagues and friends. Most importantly, they are an essential part of the patient care workforce.

Read more here.

MAY 11, 2020
The NBOME is proud to join others as part of the Coalition for Physician Accountability, a cross-organizational group of national medical education organizations.  This group has recently developed a shared approach to several urgent COVID-19 related educational and training issues impacting the medical education and regulatory communities, with specific focus on applicants and education programs preparing for the 2020-2021 academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coalition’s recommendations focus on three major areas:
  • VSLO/Away Rotations
  • In-person interviews for residency, and
  • ERAS deadline changes
The Coalition convened a series of work groups whose participants featured diversity of thought and represented the full spectrum of stakeholders across medical education and the public. These recommendations are intended to add to, but not supersede, the independent judgment of a medical school, Sponsoring Institution, or residency/fellowship program regarding the immediate needs of its patients and preparation of its learners. Read more here:

APRIL 9, 2020

Collective Statement from the Coalition for Physician Accountability

The NBOME worked with organizations across the House of Medicine and endorses this collective statement to strengthen efforts that must be in place to safeguard the public, and protect our health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the full statement.