Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education


Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the body responsible for the accreditation for postgraduate medical training programs (i.e., internships and residencies) for medical doctors in the United States. It is a non-profit private council that evaluates and accredits medical residency and internship programs. The ACGME was founded in 1981 and was preceded by the Liaison Committee for Graduate Medical Education, which was established in 1972. [cite web |url=http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/home/home.asp |title=ACGME | Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education |accessdate=2007-08-18 |format= |work=] The ACGME oversees the post-graduate education and training for all MD and the majority of osteopathic (DO)physicians in the United States. [Salsberg, Edward. [http://www.aamc.org/advocacy/library/workforce/testimony/2006/051806.pdf Testimony to United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.] Association of American Medical Colleges. accessed Oct 2007.]

The ACGME's member organizations are the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies each of whom appoints four members to the ACGME's board of directors.

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External links

* [http://www.acgme.org ACGME home page]
* [http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/resInfo/ri_webLinks.asp ACGME Recommended Educational Resources for Residents]


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