The most comprehensive resource for data on the size, scope, and distribution of graduate medical education in the US.
The ACGME is committed to igniting a national dialogue on physician well-being that leads to positive, transformational change in the learning environment.
The accreditation process for programs and Sponsoring Institutions includes periodic on-site visits to assess compliance with the Program and Institutional Requirements. All accreditation site visits for programs and Sponsoring Institutions are performed by the members of the ACGME Accreditation Field Staff, who are employed by the ACGME.
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 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.
Pursuing Excellence was launched to facilitate improvements in our nation’s clinical learning environments by the ACGME with the support of 21 partnering organizations.
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.