Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education Accreditation

The accrediting body for Indiana University School of Medicine’s residency and fellowship programs is the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a private, non-profit organization that reviews and accredits graduate medical education (residency and fellowship) programs, and the institutions that sponsor them, in the United States. IU School of Medicine has 86 residency and fellowship programs accredited by the ACGME and 55 non-accredited programs.

IU School of Medicine complies with the requirements set forth by the ACGME as part of the Next Accreditation System (NAS). This includes ensuring that both the institution and the accredited training programs are meeting established expectations, which includes assurance that residents become proficient in six competencies during their graduate medical education training. Each ACGME-accredited program must participate in annual surveys, electronic data updates, and program self-studies as part of their accreditation maintenance. The IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) provides oversight for these processes. Due to substantial compliance with ACGME requirements, IU School of Medicine has been granted “Continued Accreditation” status by the ACGME.

Additionally, IU School of Medicine participates in regular Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) site visits. These Joint Commission-style visits provide the ACGME with a first-hand view of the teaching hospitals that help the School train residents and fellows.

The School also offers GME training programs accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) as well as 53 non-accredited programs.

Core Competencies

Provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective treatment for health problems and to promote health.

Demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate sciences and their application in patient care.

Able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their practice of medicine.

Demonstrate awareness of and responsibility to larger context and systems of healthcare. Be able to call on system resources to provide optimal care (e.g. coordinating care across sites or serving as the primary case manager when care involves multiple specialties, professions or sites).

Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to diverse patient populations.

Demonstrate skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families and professional associates (e.g. fostering a therapeutic relationship that is ethically sounds, uses effective listening skills with non-verbal and verbal communication; working as both a team member and at times as a leader).