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.
The ACGME is committed to supporting graduate medical education programs to develop a Culture of Well-Being, not just the absence of burnout and depression. The central feature in this culture is the well-being of all members of the health care team, including faculty and staff members, and residents and fellows.
The 2017-2018 academic year showed the largest annual increase of programs from the previous academic year, and residents in ACGME pipeline programs increased 23% in the last 10 years.
The ACGME released its 2016-2017 Data Resource Book, which includes data on the size, scope, and distribution of graduate medical education in the US. Data shows residents in ACGME pipeline programs increased 20 percent over the last 10 years.
The newly organized and expanded 2015-2016 Data Resource Book shows the largest number of newly-accredited ACGME programs in over a decade, driving an increase in future US physicians who will serve the nation's health care needs.