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- 1. ACGME/I Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education/InternationalAccreditation Orientation, Action plan and timeline
Khaled Said, MD
ACGME/IEmergency Medicine Coordinator
2. What is the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education?
The ACGME is a private, nonprofit organization that accredits about 8,700 residency programs in 130 specialties and subspecialties that educate about 109,000 residents.
Established in 1981 out of a consensus need in the medical community for an independent accrediting organization for graduate medical education programs
Mission is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians education through exemplary accreditation.
Governed by nominated Board of directors from American Association of Medical Colleges, American Board of Medical Specialties, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and a non-voting federal representative appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services
3. How does the accreditation process work?
The work of reviewing specific programs and making accreditation decisions is carried out by 27 Residency Review Committees, one for each major specialty
The Institutional Review Committee accredits institutions that sponsor residency programs.
RRC members are volunteer physicians appointed by the appropriate medical specialty organization, medical specialty board and the AMA Council on Medical Education.
4. ACGME field staff representatives conduct one-day site visits to programs once every two to five years, depending on the strength of the program.
About one-third of the programs are visited each year.
The field staff representatives write objective narrative reports about the programs they visit, based on:
Lengthy interviews with the program directors,
Review of supporting documents.
5. The RRCs, which on average meet three times a year, review the site visitors reports, along with data provided by the programs.
The RRC members then vote on the appropriate accreditation action for each program on the agenda for that meeting:
New programs are given initial accreditation.
Continuing programs are given full accreditation if they substantially comply with the ACGME common and specialty-specific requirements.
Programs that have deficiencies:
Accreditation with warning
Accreditation withdrawn: Programs that subsequently fail to demonstrate that they have corrected their deficiencies may have their.
6. 7. If applying for accreditation is a voluntary process, why do it?
Programs must be ACGME-accredited in order to receive graduate medical education funds from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Residents must graduate from ACGME-accredited programs to be eligible to take their board certification examinations.
States require completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program for physician licensure
8. ACGME Outcome Project
9. Goal of ACGME Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education
Develop Competent Physicians
Improve Patient Care
Foundational Program Requirements (FPR)
Application for International Program Accreditation (AIPA)
Advance Specialty Program Information Forms AS-PIF);
Resident and faculty survey question responses
11. Program Director/Associate must:
Ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education.
Dedicate no less that 50% (a minimum of 20 hours per week) of his/her professional effort to the administrative and educational activities of the educational program;
Approve Associate director who is accountable for resident education;
Approve the selection of program faculty as appropriate;
Evaluate program faculty and approve the continued participation of program faculty based on evaluation
Monitor resident supervision
Prepare and submit all information required and requested by the ACGME-I
Provide each resident with documented semiannual evaluation of performance with feedback
Implement policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements.
Monitor resident duty hours, according to institutional and program
12. Program Personnel and Recourses
The institution and the program must jointly ensure the availability of all necessary professional, technical, and clerical personnel for the effective administration of the program.
Office spaces appropriate for PD, A/PD and PC.
Core Facultymeeting and administrative space.
The institution and the program must jointly ensure the availability of adequate resources for resident education, as defined in the specialty program requirements.
Medical Information Access.
Appropriate space assigned specifically to accommodate resident meeting, reading andassignments within close boundaries ofthe ED.
There must be a sufficient number of physician faculty with documented qualifications to instruct and supervise all residents for the program.
The ratio of all physician faculty to residents, which includes all core faculty and the program director, should be 1:1.
Portion of the faculty must be Core Faculty:
Core Faculty Patient staffing ratio of 4.5 patient per faculty hour or less( NUMBER OF PATIENT VISIT PER YEAR/Number of Faculty hours per day/365)
Core physician faculty to resident ratio must be no less than 1:6.
Devote a minimum of 15 hours per week to resident education & administration.
Are expect evaluators of the competency domains;
Work closely with and support the program director;
Assist in developing and implementing evaluation systems;
Teach and advise residents.
14. 15. Faculty Must
Participate in faculty development programs
Establish and maintain an environment of inquiry and scholarship with an active research component.
Regularly participate in organized clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and conferences.
Some members of the faculty should also demonstrate scholarship by one or more of the following:
Publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, or chapters in textbooks;
Publication or presentation of case reports or peer-reviewed educational seminars, or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings;
Participation in national committees or educational organizations.
16. The curriculum must contain the following:
Goals for the program must distribute to residents and faculty annually.
Competency-based goals and objectives for each assignment.
These should be reviewed by the resident at the start of each rotation
Didactic program based upon the core knowledge content.
Regularly scheduled didactic session:
Morbidity and mortality conferences
Journal or evidence-based reviews
Case-based planned didactics
Seminars and workshops to meet specific competencies
Delineation of educational experiences ensuring the program continues to provide each resident increased responsibility in patient care and management, leadership, supervision, teaching and administration.
Resident Survey Questions:
How sufficient is the supervision you receive from faculty and staff in your program?
How often has your clinical education been compromised by excessive service obligations?
17. Residents Scholarly Activities
The curriculum must advance residents knowledge of the basic principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients ,and applied to patient care.
Residents should participate in scholarly activity. [As further specified by the Advanced Specialty Program Requirements]
The sponsoring institution and program should allocate adequate educational resources to facilitate resident involvement in scholarly activities. [As further specified by the Advanced Specialty Program Requirements]
18. Clinical Competency Committee
Must be appointed by the PD/ Assistant.
Composed of members of the residency faculty
Have a written description of its responsibilities including its responsibility to the sponsoring institutions and to the program director
participate actively in
reviewing the evaluations of both the faculty and residents
making recommendations to the program director for resident progress, including
19. The Program Evaluation Committee
Must be appointed by the PD/ Assistant.
Composed of members of the residency faculty and include representation from the residents
Have a written description of its responsibilities including its responsibility to the sponsoring institution and to the program director
participate actively in:
Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating all significant activities of the residency program.
Developing competency-based curriculum goals and objectives
Reviewing annually the program.
Reviewing the GMEC internal review of the residency program with recommended action plans.
Assuring that areas of non-compliance with ACGME-I standards are corrected.
20. Resident Evaluation
The faculty must evaluate resident performance in a timely manner during each rotation or similar educational assignment and document this evaluation a