National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting

The ACGME is pleased to invite institutional leaders and other representatives from across graduate medical education (GME) to the 2023 National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting: Building Connections, Leading Change. The meeting will take place September 19-20 in Chicago and remotely.

The meeting will offer in-person and remote opportunities to learn and connect with other institutional leaders to advance forward-looking improvements in Sponsoring Institutions and clinical learning environments. Leaders will collaborate through shared educational experiences, explore successful practices, and address challenges in advancing and optimizing GME.

The National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting is designed to advance three pillars and associated domains. The pillars are:

  • Demonstrating Commitment to Excellence in Patient Care
  • Optimizing Health Systems for Learning
  • Transforming Education through GME Innovation

Highlights from the 2022 meeting

On September 7 and 8, 2022, the ACGME held the first meeting of the National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions: Building Connections, Leading Change. Thank you to all who participated. The ACGME Department of Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environment Programs was pleased to welcome designated institutional officials (DIOs) and other institutional leaders for two days of networking and shared learning around improvements and innovations.


Approximately 300 people attended, divided equally between in-person and remote participants. More than 50 graduate medical education (GME) and clinical leaders shared their ideas through presentations, workshops, plenary sessions, and posters. ACGME executive and senior leaders also presented innovative work in their areas of interest. Many of the educational activities emphasized the objectives of the ACGME’s Sponsoring Institution 2025 (SI2025) initiative: transforming education through GME innovation; optimizing health systems for learning; and demonstrating commitment to excellence in patient care.


The department looks forward to future gatherings of the National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions, and to further collaboration with talented and committed ACGME colleagues.


Session materials and recordings for this meeting are available to in-person and remote registrants of the 2022 National Learning Community of Sponsoring Institutions Meeting.

2022 participants may access the meeting portal here.