Non-Standard Training (NST) Recognition

Non-Standard Training (NST) Recognition
The ACGME will offer Recognition of Sponsoring Institutions that have non-standard training (NST) programs. NST programs provide clinical training for foreign national physicians in advanced subspecialty programs for which there is no ACGME accreditation or American Board of Medical Specialties member board certification. Foreign national physicians receive J-1 visas sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to enable their participation in NST programs. NST Recognition will be conferred upon Sponsoring Institutions only and will not be conferred upon individual NST programs.

Announcements
Recognition of Non-Standard Training for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Physicians to Transition to the ACGME

ACGME Requirements and Review Process
The ACGME Board of Directors approved the NST Recognition Requirements, which set forth minimum standards for Sponsoring Institutions with NST programs, at its February 2022 meeting. The Institutional Review Committee makes decisions on recognition for ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions with NST programs. Sponsoring Institutions are required to maintain ACGME accreditation without an adverse accreditation status to be eligible for NST Recognition.

NST Recognition Application

New program applications must use the online application process within the Accreditation Data System (ADS).

FEES
Application Fee The fee for processing applications for Sponsoring Institutions with one to three NST programs is $2,500. The fee for Sponsoring Institutions with four or more NST programs is $5,000. This fee is invoiced at the time the application is received.

Annual Fees The annual fee for NST Recognition of Sponsoring Institutions with one to three programs is $2,500. The fee for NST Recognition of Sponsoring Institutions with four or more programs is $5,000. This annual fee is billed January 1 of each year.

Finance Charges Application fees are invoiced monthly, and payment is due within 30 days. Annual fees are invoiced in the middle of December with a date of January 1, and payment is due within 60 days. There is a 1.5 percent finance charge assessed for late payment of all fees.

For questions about Institutional Recognition and Non-Standard Training programs, please contact:
Institutional Review Committee Members and Staff

For questions about the Exchange Visitor Program, contact:
Tracy Wallowicz, MLS
215.823.2120
twallowicz@ecfmg.org
www.ecfmg.org

Contact Us:
Executive Director, Institutional Review Committee
Gerald Wickham, EdD, MA
312.755.7491
Associate Executive Director, Institutional Review Committee
Olivia Orndorff, MSLIS
312.755.5491
Senior Accreditation Administrator, Institutional Review Committee
Cassie Pritchard, MPP
312.755.5011
Accreditation Administrator, Institutional Review Committee
Philip Jackson, MPA
312.755.5024
Data Systems Technical Support
312.755.7474
Review Committee Meeting Dates
Jul
22
2022
Agenda Closing Date
Oct
18-21
2022
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Oct
11
2022
Agenda Closing Date
Jan
3-6
2023
Meeting Date
Feb
7
2023
Agenda Closing Date
May
2-5
2023
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Jul
18
2023
Agenda Closing Date
Oct
10-13
2023
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Oct
24
2023
Agenda Closing Date
Jan
16-19
2024
Meeting Date
Feb
27
2024
Agenda Closing Date
May
21-24
2024
Meeting Date
Jun
18
2024
Agenda Closing Date
Sep
9-10
2024
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