The ACGME Common Program Requirements are in place to ensure that ACGME-accredited specialty and subspecialty programs follow a basic set of standards (requirements) in training and preparing resident and fellow physicians.
These requirements set the context within clinical learning environments for development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to take personal responsibility for the individual care of patients. In addition, they facilitate an environment where residents and fellows can interact with patients under the guidance and supervision of qualified faculty members who give value, context, and meaning to those interactions.
Common Program Requirements Currently in Effect
(Through June 30, 2017)
Common Program Requirements
One-Year Common Program Requirements
Common Program Requirement FAQs
(FAQs under revision to reflect changes to Section VI)