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Purpose of the ACGME

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a private, non-profit council that evaluates and accredits residency programs in the United States. The ACGME establishes educational standards and common program requirements for all training programs, and ACGME accreditation signifies a program’s commitment to maintaining quality education for residents and safe care for patients. A program must be ACGME-accredited in order to receive federal graduate medical education (GME) funds.

The six ACGME Core Competencies are: patient care; medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communication skills; professionalism; and systems-based practice. Each competency is made up of different milestones residents are required to master at key stages of their medical training.


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