The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans.
The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.
ACGME MISSION, VISION, and VALUES
In Academic Year 2015-2016, there were approximately 10,000 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs in 150 specialties and subspecialties at approximately 800 Sponsoring Institutions.
There were approximately 125,000 active full-time and part-time residents and fellows.
1 out of 7 active physicians in the US is a resident or fellow.