ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ACGME Mission, Vision, and Values

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Endorsed by the ACGME Board of Directors, 10/2014


We improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.


We imagine a world characterized by:

  • A structured approach to evaluating the competency of all residents and fellows,
  • Motivated physician role models leading all GME programs,
  • High-quality, supervised, humanistic, clinical educational experience, with customized formative feedback,
  • Clinical learning environments characterized by excellence in clinical care, safety, and professionalism,
  • Residents and fellows achieving specialty specific proficiency prior to graduation,
  • Residents and fellows prepared to become Virtuous Physicians who place the needs and well-being of patients first.

ACGME Values

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Excellence and Innovation
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Fairness and Equity
  • Stewardship and Service
  • Engagement of Stakeholders
  • Leadership and Collaboration

ACGME Core Staff Values

  • Stakeholder Focus
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork