The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International LLC (ACGME-I) is a non-governmental organization responsible for the accreditation of international graduate medical education (GME) programs.
We improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation.
Accreditation of residency programs and sponsoring institutions by ACGME-I is a voluntary peer-review process of evaluation performed by a non-governmental agency. The goals of the process are to evaluate, improve, and publicly recognize programs and sponsoring institutions in GME that are in substantial compliance with standards of educational quality established by ACGME-I. Accreditation was developed to benefit the public, protect the interests of residents, and improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, and professional practice.
ACGME-I has established standards for institutional, foundational, and advanced specialty accreditation. Physicians who complete an ACGME-I accredited program have been educated in an educational setting where these standards have been met.