The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.
The ACGME was established by the first five organizations listed below in 1981, and joined by the two osteopathic organizations listed below in 2014. A primary responsibility of each of the organizations below is to nominate individuals to be considered for membership on the ACGME Board of Directors. The ACGME Board currently includes 24 members nominated by member organizations, two resident members, three public directors, four at-large directors, the chair of the Council of Review Committee Chairs, and two non-voting federal representatives.
The ACGME is an independent entity which sets standards for graduate medical education, and renders accreditation decisions based on compliance with those standards. The Member Organizations are corporately separate from the ACGME, do not participate in accreditation, pay dues, or make any other monetary contribution to the ACGME.
For information about the organizations responsible for accrediting medical schools and continuing medical education, as well as those responsible for licensing and certifying physicians, please go here.
Additional information on Review Committees and the Member Selection Process can be found here.
American Board of Medical Specialties
353 N. Clark St. Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60654
American Hospital Association
155 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
800 10th St., NW
Two City Center, Ste. 400
Washington, DC 20001-4956
American Medical Association
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-5885
Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, NW, Ste.100
Washington, DC 20001-2399
Council of Medical Specialty Societies
35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 850
Chicago, IL 60601-2106
American Osteopathic Association
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
American Association of Colleges
of Osteopathic Medicine
5550 Friendship Blvd., Ste. 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815