Clinician Educator Milestones

The Clinician Educator Milestones are a joint effort of the ACGME, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. This series of subcompetencies is designed to aid in the development and improvement of teaching and learning skills across the continuum of medical education.

The Clinician Educator Milestones are not an ACGME accreditation requirement and are not intended to become one in the future.

The Clinician Educator Milestones provide a framework for assessment of educational skills of faculty members who teach residents and fellows. Faculty members can use these milestones for their own self-assessment as educators, or with a trusted peer to provide feedback and assessment. The ultimate goal of these milestones is to provide faculty members with tools to help them with lifelong growth and development as educators. They are designed for:

  • Educators      
  • Educational scholars
  • Educational leaders (administrators, program directors)

There are 18 milestones, each covering a different area of professional development.  Each offers stand-alone assessment of a specific teaching skill or method. Individuals may choose to focus on one or more of the milestones, but do not need to assess against all the milestones.

Who will benefit from the Clinician Educator Milestones?
Faculty members, resident and fellow learners, and ultimately, patients will benefit from the growth and professional development faculty members gain.

The Clinician Educator Milestones can provide a framework for organizations to support development of teaching, scholarship, and leadership, while providing opportunities for educators’ lifelong learning and growth.