Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 

The ACGME is a non-profit organization that accredits U.S. based residency and fellowship programs. The ACGME delegates authority for accreditation of programs to Residency Review Committees (RRCs) convened to oversee each of the 26 specialities. The Internal Medicine RRC oversees Pulmonary, Critical Care and PCCM fellowship programs.

All fellowship programs must follow a set of common program requirements, which are identical for all specialties. Core program requirements establish standards for institutional support of the program. The RRC overseeing a specialty adds speciality specific program requirements, which are revised on a regular bases as dictated by changes in the speciality.  

Useful Links to the ACGME Website

ACGME Program Requirements

Pulmonary Critical Care
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PFAssets/ProgramRequirements/156_pulmonary_critical_care_int_med_07132015.pdf

Pulmonary
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PFAssets/ProgramRequirements/149_pulmonary_disease_int_med_07132015.pdf

Critical Care
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PFAssets/ProgramRequirements/142_critical_care_int_med_07012015.pdf

FAQs

Pulmonary Critical Care
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/FAQ/156_PulmonaryCriticalCare_FAQ.pdf

Pulmonary
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/FAQ/149_pulmonary_disease_int_med.pdf

Critical Care
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/FAQ/142_critical_care_int_med_FAQs.pdf

NAS

NAS in a Nutshell
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/Resident-Services/9NASResidentsMay2014.pdf

Specialty Specific Webinar
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PFAssets/NAS_IM_Webinar_May_2013-Final.pdf

Milestones for Internal Medicine Subspecialties
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/Milestones/InternalMedicineSubspecialtyMilestones.pdf

Other Milestone Resources
https://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/134/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/MedicalSpecialties/InternalMedicine.aspx

Clinical Competency Committee

Clinical Competency Committee Guidebook  
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/ACGMEClinicalCompetencyCommitteeGuidebook.pdf

FAQs
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/FAQ/CCC_PEC_FAQs.pdf

CLER

http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/436/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/NextAccreditationSystem/ClinicalLearningEnvironmentReviewProgram.aspx

CLER Pathways to Excellence Document
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/CLER/CLER_Brochure.pdf

Overview of CLER Program
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/CLER/CLEROverview_print.pdf

CLER Site Visit Instructions
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/CLER/CLERSiteVisitInstructions.pdf

Self Study

http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/473/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/Self-Study.aspx

A Practical Guide to Self Study
http://www.jgme.org/doi/pdf/10.4300/JGME-06-03-55

A Sample Self Study Timeline
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/Portals/0/PDFs/SelfStudy/SSSampleTimeline.pdf

Self Study Summary Template (DOC)

Single Accreditation System

http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/445/GraduateMedicalEducation/SingleAccreditationSystemforAOA-ApprovedPrograms.aspx

Useful ACGME Webinars

http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/tabid/431/ProgramandInstitutionalAccreditation/NextAccreditationSystem/Webinars.aspx