• Professional Development

    • The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) covers all aspects of medical education. Especially concerned with policy and organizational/administrative aspects but has many resources for teachers, especially initiatives to promote quality and set "gold standard" recommendations. Click here for further information. 
    • The American College of Physicians Teaching Medicine (ACP) series covers critical topics in teaching and medical education, including theory, methods, mentoring, and teaching in various practice settings. 
    • The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the specialty's largest professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women's health.
    • The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) is designed to address the unique needs of family medicine residency directors and the public. Provides on-line library of resources, checklists and sample documents from variety of residency programs, and Residency Performance Index (RPI) a data collections system that allows individual programs to gauge and improve their performance in the metrics measured.
    • The Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) is the international organization of accredited internal medicine residency program directors. The association fosters the advancement of learning, discovery, and caring by enhancing the professional growth of academic internal medicine faculty, administrators, and physicians-in-training.
    • The Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) provides resources to help in day-to-day activities and professional and program development. Membership is comprise of more than 2,000 pediatricians at over 180 institutions.
    •  Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) is the organization of accredited internal medicine-pediatric residency programs in the U.S. MPPDA will work in conjunction with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) to improve medical education, promote the growth of combined Internal Medicine Pediatrics residencies, educate medical students as to the existence and curriculum of Medicine Pediatrics pesidencies, and promote the growth of the field of Med-Peds.
    • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) is an association of nearly 5,000 innovative family medicine educators. Includes medical school professors, preceptors, residency program faculty, residency program directors and others involved in family medicine education. The site's Resources for New Faculty Page includes a glossary of terms and acronyms, extensive Resource Library and useful tips for new faculty.

    Program Administrators

    • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Training (AADPRT) Program Administrator Caucus supports the professional development of administrators of general and subspecialty psychiatry training programs.
    • Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA)  is dedicated to the professional growth and development of its members with particular emphasis on administration and coordination of health care delivery, education, and research within Family Medicine Residency Programs.
    • Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) serves as a resource and advocate for medical education professionals throughout the U.S. by way of educational meetings, publications and networking events to all individuals involved in the administration of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education.
    • Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Coordinators Section was created o enhance GME education within each pediatric program and promote communication among coordinators, program directors, and the APPD membership.
    •  Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine / Program Administrators Advisory Council (ADPIM/PACC) is committed to promoting teamwork and excellence in internal medicine residency training programs by cultivating ongoing and effective communication between program directors, faculty, and administrators; and providing a forum for program administrators to collaborate, share best practices, and generate solutions to residency program management issues.
    • Emergency Medicine Association of Residency Coordinators is an organization structure within the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), established to provide educational opportunities and professional development for residency coordinators. All residency programs with current membership in CORD are eligible and encouraged to participate and become a member. Dues are collected and included in the program’s CORD membership fees. There’s no extra cost to your program if they already are CORD members.
    • Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) offers certification for Program Administrators, Program Coordinators, Institutional GME Administrators and Administrative Designated Institutional Officers (DIOs) of accredited ACGME or AOA residency and fellowship programs. Certification sets a national professional standard for administrators of core and subspecialty programs and enhances career development. Assessment is available in the Spring and Fall for residency and fellowship administrators. The application window for the Fall Assessment is March 1 – May 31. 

    Institutional Administrators

    ACGME's Designated Institutional Officials (DIO) section is designed to provide broad-based resources for DIOs and others involved in graduate medical education at the institutional level, as well as news items and time-sensitive communications.

    ACGME's Institutional Review Committee and its staff provides documents and resources to assist ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions and those applying for accreditation. Information for Sponsoring Institutions is found in each of the following ACGME links below, as applicable:

    Institutional Review Links

     Other Accreditation Resources