Has the ACGME's stance on clinical work and planned educational hours changed in light of New York State's decision to waive its own, more stringent work hours requirements? March 30, 2020 17:03 Updated No. The ACGME Common Program Requirements in Section VI.F. remain in place nationally for accredited programs. Read the full ACGME statement on this issue. Related articles I have a resident (scheduled) final year of education who is concerned about missing key procedural experiences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She wants to extend her education to get these experiences but is getting pushback from the program director/DIO ACGME Reaffirms its Four Ongoing Requirement Priorities during COVID-19 Pandemic ACGME Statement on Early Graduation from US Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools and Early Appointment to ACGME-Accredited Programs (updated 4/3/2020) Do programs need to do the self-study?