“ACGME-I accreditation significantly exhibits how we meet [our] mission and adhere to the highest of standards to educate and help students and interns attain optimum performance in their chosen fields.”

--Dr. Zeineldine, DIO, American University of Beirut

 ACGME-I accreditation* ensures that the following core education principles are upheld within each program or institution:

  • Professionalism
  • Experiential Learning
  • Graded or Progressive Responsibility
  • Meaningful Patient Responsibility Coupled with Expert Supervision
  • Extensive Formative Evaluation to  Improve Resident Practice
  • Balance between Clinical Service and Clinical Education
  • Team-based Education and Patient care
  • Learning through Responsibility for Subordinates
  • Structured “Learning Environment”
  • Patient Safety
  • Competency-based Learning
  • Outcomes-oriented Practice
  • Shared Responsibility for Outcomes
  • Integrity of the Continuum of Medical Education
  • Emphasis on Evidence-based Medicine and Deliberative Practice
  • Requirement for Scholarship and Inquiry in Residency to Develop Physician Scientists and Enhance the Pool of Research Talent within the Country

In many cases, ACGME-I accreditation will shorten throughput of residents from medical school to independent practice, which improves efficiency and effectiveness of graduate medical education.

*accreditation: A voluntary process of evaluation and review based on published requirements and following a prescribed process, performed by a non-governmental agency of peers.