• GME Accreditation

    GME Single Pathway Accreditation

    On February 26, 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) announced their agreement to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining a single graduate medical education accreditation system in the United States. The single accreditation system allows graduates of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools to complete their residency and/or fellowship education in ACGME-accredited programs and demonstrate achievement of common Milestones and competencies. 

    Osteopathic Accreditation

    Resources for New Program Directors

    The ACGME has developed a set of educational resources to assist new program directors as they prepare applications for new programs at their institutions.

    Before using the below resources, download and read the 2015 and 2016 versions of the applicable specialty-specific Program Requirements (accessed on the Applications and Requirements page of each specialty’s section on the ACGME website.

    This will inform development of a focused list of questions to ask of the specialty Review Committee’s Executive Director—the best resource for effectively navigating the application process. Programs will need to be in compliance with the Requirements that go into effect July 1, 2016.

    ACGME provides a guide for program directors  completing an application for ACGME accreditation during the transition to a single GME System. Please not that this is not an application form. Programs must still add information directly online through the ACGME’s Accreditation System (ADS). The document’s content was updated January 21, 2016. Information is also available via a 20-minute video.