Submit a session proposal for the 2025 ACGME Annual Educational Conference and share best practices and innovations with the graduate medical education (GME) community.

The ACGME will host two virtual seven-week Institutional Coordinator Workshops in the summer and fall of 2024. This course is designed for new and experienced institutional coordinators who are actively involved in the administration and management of an ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institution.

Over the next few weeks, the ACGME will highlight specific tools and resources to help Sponsoring Institutions and programs develop system-wide solutions and share ideas that can help individual residents, fellows and all other members of the graduate medical education community.

Are all residency and fellowship programs in the US ACGME-accredited?

No. ACGME accreditation is a voluntary process programs and the institutions that sponsor them choose to complete. There are residency and fellowship programs that are not accredited by the ACGME. In some cases, this is because the ACGME does not yet accredit a particular specialty or subspecialty. In other cases, programs and/or institutions have opted not to apply for accreditation from the ACGME. Residency programs that are not accredited by the ACGME do not receive Medicare funding from CMS for Direct Graduate Medical Education (DGME) and Indirect Medical Education (IME).

Does the ACGME accredit US medical schools?

No. The ACGME only accredits GME programs and the institutions that sponsor them (“Sponsoring Institutions”). The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredits US allopathic medical schools and is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA). US osteopathic medical schools are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Improvement and Initiatives

The ACGME is committed to initiatives that enhance and improve US graduate medical education.

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