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This meeting will showcase innovations in GME and opportunities that support the ACGME’s Sponsoring Institution 2025 vision. Designated institutional officials are invited to collaborate in-person, while online elements will bring the broader community together.

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and leadership development at this three-day retreat offering a unique approach to professional development that focuses on deepening self-understanding and revitalizing personal awareness.

The Journal for Graduate Medical Education (JGME) is looking for New Ideas for 2025. This special section features novel interventions or assessments that have been implemented at least once and appear successful in preliminary evaluations.

This Disability Pride Month, learn more about how to help ensure GME is inclusive to people with disabilities, and check out two videos in the ACGME Equity Matters® video catalog on this topic: “Disability Inclusion in GME” and “Disability Accommodation in 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 graduate medical education.

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