This initiative supports resident- and fellow-directed innovations. Awardees participate in Learning Collaboratives throughout the funding period to workshop and refine their projects and develop leadership skills. The work is shared on a national platform in a variety of ways.

Join thousands of GME colleagues for three days of learning, connecting, and more at the ACGME's signature learning event.

This 18-month program drives positive change within graduate medical education by equipping participants with trauma-informed approaches to effectively address diversity and equity challenges, while contributing to the betterment of institutions. 

Explore the Improving Assessment Using Direct Observation Toolkit with ACGME experts and toolkit authors. This free workshop is designed to improve the frequency and quality of faculty members' direct observation of learners with patients, and will be offered December 19, and February 12, 2024.

The Journal of Graduate Medical Education is  seeking submissions related to climate and graduate medical education (GME) for a journal supplement to be published in 2024. The goal of this supplement is to enhance access, for GME programs worldwide, to curriculum, faculty development, assessments, and other resources on climate change and GME.

Are all residency and fellowship programs in the US ACGME-accredited?

No. ACGME accreditation is a voluntary process programs and the institutions that sponsor them choose to complete. There are residency and fellowship programs that are not accredited by the ACGME. In some cases, this is because the ACGME does not yet accredit a particular specialty or subspecialty. In other cases, programs and/or institutions have opted not to apply for accreditation from the ACGME. Residency programs that are not accredited by the ACGME do not receive Medicare funding from CMS for Direct Graduate Medical Education (DGME) and Indirect Medical Education (IME).

Does the ACGME accredit US medical schools?

No. The ACGME only accredits GME programs and the institutions that sponsor them (“Sponsoring Institutions”). The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredits US allopathic medical schools and is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA). US osteopathic medical schools are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Improvement and Initiatives

The ACGME is committed to initiatives that enhance and improve US graduate medical education.

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