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Pursuing Excellence Initiative

The ACGME recognizes that the best solutions often come from shared learning. With the support of partnering organizations in health care quality and education, the ACGME launched a new initiative to facilitate improvements in our nation’s clinical learning environments.

The ACGME recognizes that the best solutions often come from shared learning. With the support of partnering organizations in health care quality and education, the ACGME launched a new initiative to facilitate improvements in our nation’s clinical learning environments.

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Graduate Medical Education Data Resource Book

The Data Resource Book provides readers with an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data related to the accreditation process.

The accreditation process includes periodic on-site visits to assess compliance with the Program and Institutional Requirements.

The self-study, a component of the accreditation process in the Next Accreditation System, is an objective, comprehensive evaluation with the aim of program improvement in preparation for the 10-year site visit.

Visit the ACGME International Website

ACGME International accredits institutions and programs in countries other than the United States. ACGME-I is growing and doing its part to raise standards throughout the world!

The Data Resource Book provides readers with an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data related to the accreditation process.

The accreditation process includes periodic on-site visits to assess compliance with the Program and Institutional Requirements.

The self-study, a component of the accreditation process in the Next Accreditation System, is an objective, comprehensive evaluation with the aim of program improvement in preparation for the 10-year site visit.

ACGME International accredits institutions and programs in countries other than the United States. ACGME-I is growing and doing its part to raise standards throughout the world!

Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME)

The JGME disseminates scholarship and promotes critical inquiry to inform and engage the graduate medical education community to improve the quality of graduate medical education.

When the ACGME moved to continuous accreditation, specialty groups worked to develop outcomes-based Milestones as a framework for assessing resident/fellow performance in the six Core Competency areas.

Physician Well-Being

The first ACGME Symposium on Physician Well-Being brought together representatives across the medical continuum to engage in critical discussion necessary to initiate changes to improve the well-being of physicians.

The JGME disseminates scholarship and promotes critical inquiry to inform and engage the graduate medical education community to improve the quality of graduate medical education.

When the ACGME moved to continuous accreditation, specialty groups worked to develop outcomes-based Milestones as a framework for assessing resident/fellow performance in the six Core Competency areas.

The first ACGME Symposium on Physician Well-Being brought together representatives across the medical continuum to engage in critical discussion necessary to initiate changes to improve the well-being of physicians.

Awards

The ACGME Awards Program recognizes notable designated institutional officials, program directors, program coordinators, residents/fellows, and Sponsoring Institutions for their outstanding work and contributions to graduate medical education.

The Clinical Learning Environment Review Program provides US teaching hospitals, medical centers, health systems, and other clinical settings affiliated with ACGME-accredited institutions with periodic feedback addressing six focus areas: patient safety; health care quality; care transitions; supervision; duty hours and fatigue management and mitigation; and professionalism.

Single GME Accreditation System

In 2014, the ACGME, AOA, and AACOM announced their agreement to a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a single GME accreditation system in the U.S. that allows graduates of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools to complete residency/fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs and demonstrate achievement of common Milestones and competencies.

The ACGME Awards Program recognizes notable designated institutional officials, program directors, program coordinators, residents/fellows, and Sponsoring Institutions for their outstanding work and contributions to graduate medical education.

The Clinical Learning Environment Review Program provides US teaching hospitals, medical centers, health systems, and other clinical settings affiliated with ACGME-accredited institutions with periodic feedback addressing six focus areas: patient safety; health care quality; care transitions; supervision; duty hours and fatigue management and mitigation; and professionalism.

In 2014, the ACGME, AOA, and AACOM announced their agreement to a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a single GME accreditation system in the U.S. that allows graduates of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools to complete residency/fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs and demonstrate achievement of common Milestones and competencies.

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