This Disability Pride Month, learn more about how to help ensure GME is inclusive to people with disabilities, and check out two videos in the ACGME Equity Matters® video catalog on this topic: “Disability Inclusion in GME” and “Disability Accommodation in GME.”

The update data will be collected now through September. Specific timeframes for Sponsoring Institutions and programs appears under "Programs" > "Important Dates" in the Accreditation Data System (ADS). An overview, summary of changes, schedule and other resources are available to assist in this important part of the accreditation process.

The Journal for Graduate Medical Education (JGME) is looking for New Ideas for 2025. This special section features novel interventions or assessments that have been implemented at least once and appear successful in preliminary evaluations.

The ACGME is partnering with the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation on these awards. They support projects that promote diversity, equity, and belonging; increase opportunities to learn in and from high-performing interprofessional teams; and prepare future health professionals to navigate ethical dilemmas.

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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