This initiative supports resident- and fellow-directed innovations. Awardees participate in Learning Collaboratives throughout the funding period to workshop and refine their projects and develop leadership skills. The work is shared on a national platform in a variety of ways.

Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS and Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH will discuss results of trials developed to leverage quality improvement approaches to reduce physician burnout and mistreatment and give participants actionable steps to improve the culture of residency on Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00-11:15 a.m.

 Join thousands of GME colleagues for three days of learning, connecting, and more at the ACGME's signature learning event. Sign up before December 20, 2023 for a discounted rate.

The 2024 ACGME Awards shine a spotlight on the recipients' remarkable commitment, innovation, and valuable contributions to the graduate medical education community.

This 18-month program drives positive change within graduate medical education by equipping participants with trauma-informed approaches to effectively address diversity and equity challenges, while contributing to the betterment of institutions. 

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).

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

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