Emergency Medicine


ACGME-I-accredited residency programs in emergency medicine prepare residents to manage clinical problems within an emergency department. ACGME-I-accredited programs educate residents to evaluate patients undergoing emergency department observation; identify and manage critically-ill and injured patients; establish and implement a comprehensive disposition plan; and perform all medical, diagnostic, and surgical procedures considered essential in the emergency room.

In addition, ACGME-I-accredited programs in emergency medicine provide educational opportunities for residents to develop competence in:

  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement, or the ability to investigate and evaluate care, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and continuously improve patient care;
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills, or the ability to effectively exchange information and collaborate with patients, their families, and health professionals;
  • Professionalism, or the commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and to adhere to ethical principles; and,
  • Systems-based Practice, or awareness and responsiveness to the larger system of health care and the ability to use resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

The Review Committee-International and ACGME-I staff members provide documents and resources on this web page to assist ACGME-I-accredited programs and those applying for accreditation of residency programs in emergency medicine.

Program Requirements – Residencies/Specialty Programs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Foundational Program Applications

After the sponsoring institution account has been activated in the Accreditation Data System (ADS), foundational program applications may be initiated by the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) on the “Sponsored Programs” page. If a specialty is not available for selection, please contact acgme-i@acgme-i.org.

Case Log Information

Case Log information document includes FAQs and listing of minimum requirements.

Review Committees
Event Dates
Agenda Closing Date
Meeting Date