ACCME Joins 20 Other Partners in ACGME’s Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments

March 1, 2016
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Tamar Hosansky

The ACCME has joined the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and 20 other organizations as a partner in Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments. The four-year initiative is designed to promote transformative improvement within the clinical learning environments of ACGME-accredited Sponsoring Institutions in which resident and fellow physicians pursue their formal clinical training in a specialty or subspecialty.

The ACGME will provide funding through a competitive award process. Up to eight Sponsoring Institutions will be selected to receive awards of up to $75,000 per year over four years, with the expectation that each will provide a 1:1 match of those funds. The initiative aims to enhance and elevate graduate medical education and prepare physicians for the future of health care.

“The ACCME is proud to be a partner in the ACGME Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments initiative. Advancing the quality of the clinical learning environment is a shared responsibility of the accreditors and leaders across the continuum, in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education,” said Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME. “We share a commitment with the education community to provide high-quality, motivating learning environments that nurture healthcare practitioners throughout their careers, and we recognize the key role of faculty development in setting the culture of the environment. We anticipate that the Pursuing Excellence initiative will promote leadership in education, support interprofessional collaborative teaching and practice, and expand opportunities for innovative learning environments that improve professional practice and care for the patients we all serve.”

More information is available here.