Accreditation

April 23, 2020

New Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) Article Explores the ACGME's Early Lessons Learned in the COVID-19 Pandemic

JGME has published an open access version of Dr. Thomas J. Nasca's News and Views article for June 2020 discussing the ACGME's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

October 30, 2019

$29 million bond could pave way for family medicine residencies at Pullman Regional Hospital

The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, writes about the proposed development of a family medicine residency program in a critical access hospital, which will seek ACGME accreditation. Chief Accreditation Officer Lynne Kirk, MD, is quoted.

ACGME Chief Accreditation Officer Lynne M. Kirk, MD, MACP
October 16, 2019

Conversations with Leadership: Lynne M. Kirk, MD, MACP

Dr. Lynne Kirk joined the ACGME staff in September 2019, following a 30-year career in internal medicine and geriatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. We recently asked Dr. Kirk to outline her goals as the ACGME’s first Chief Accreditation Officer.

September 30, 2019

ACGME Releases 2018-2019 Statistics on Graduate Medical Education Programs and Resident Physicians

Following steady growth in ACGME-accredited programs over the last decade, the 2018-2019 academic year showed the largest annual increase of programs to 11,685, up 4.2 percent from the previous academic year.

August 28, 2019

Conversations with Leadership: Linda B. Andrews, MD

Linda B. Andrews, MD joined the ACGME leadership team in February 2019 as the new Senior Vice President, Field Activities. We chatted with Dr. Andrews to learn more about her background and her vision for Field Activities at the ACGME.

July 24, 2019

With $20M in federal grants, new residency programs will train more doctors for rural areas

FierceHealthcare highlights 27 health care organizations nationwide that will receive federal funding to set up ACGME-accredited residency programs to educate physicians to work in rural areas.

Lynne M. Kirk, MD, MACP
June 24, 2019

ACGME Names First Chief Accreditation Officer

Lynne Kirk, MD, MACP will join the ACGME to lead efforts related to the review of residency and fellowship programs. She will begin this new position in September.

March 15, 2019

Behind the Poster: An Interview with Meaghan Ruddy, PhD

Health provider shortage areas, comprised of urban and rural regions with high populations of people struggling with multi-morbidity and poverty, often have a challenge with physician recruitment. Dr. Meaghan Ruddy, vice president for Academic Affairs and director of Medical Education for The Wright Center for GME in Scranton, Pennsylvania, describes how a teaching health center family medicine program operationalized as a graduate medical education safety-net consortium.

March 8, 2019

#ACGME2019 Day 2 Round-Up

On this first full day of the ACGME Annual Educational Conference, attendees were encouraged to “reignite the fire” of passion that drives them to work in graduate medical education, and to rediscover their meaning in medicine.

March 7, 2019

#ACGME2019 Day 1: Pre-Conference Round-Up

Collaboration and connection were front-and-center during the six pre-conferences today at to kick off the 2019 Annual Educational Conference. The pre-conferences, which are designed to appeal to those across experience levels from a first-year coordinator to seasoned designated institutional official (DIO), mixed detailed information about ACGME accreditation with inspirational and aspirational examples of how each member of the graduate medical education (GME) community can positively influence the experience of patients, peers, colleagues, and themselves through their work and unique contributions.

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Susan White

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