We improve health care and population health by assessing and enhancing the quality of resident and fellow physicians' education through advancements in accreditation and education.


We envision a health care system in which the Quadruple Aim* has been realized. We aspire to advance a transformed system of graduate medical education with global reach that is:

  • Competency-based with customized professional development and identity formation for all physicians;
  • Led by inspirational faculty role models overseeing supervised, humanistic, clinical educational experiences;
  • Immersed in evidence-based, data-driven, clinical learning and care environments defined by excellence in clinical care, safety, cost-effectiveness, professionalism, and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Located in health care delivery systems equitably meeting local and regional community needs; and,
  • Graduating residents and fellows who strive for continuous mastery and altruistic professionalism throughout their careers, placing the needs of patients and their communities first.

*The Quadruple Aim simultaneously improves patient experience of care, population health, and health care practitioner work life, while lowering per capita cost.


  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Equity and Fairness
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Excellence and Innovation
  • Stewardship and Service
  • Leadership and Collaboration
  • Engagement of Stakeholders

Read a summary of the ACGME Strategic Plan