ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

News Releases 2014


Nov 3

Stanley J. Hamstra, PhD joins expanding ACGME Milestone Department

CHICAGO, November 3, 2014 — The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is pleased to welcome Dr. Stanley Hamstra to its staff as the new Vice President, Milestone Research and Evaluation, as of November 3, 2014 . Dr. Hamstra comes to the ACGME from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, where he most recently served as Acting Assistant Dean and Director of the Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) and Research Director of the Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC). He was also director of the AIME/uOSSC Healthcare Education Scholars Program and editor of the Springer book series, Advances in Medical Education. Dr. Hamstra was at the University of Ottawa since 2009, prior to which he was with the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and with the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan.

Feb 26

ACGME, AOA, AACOM Commit to a Single GME Accreditation System

CHICAGO, February 26, 2014 — The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) programs in the U.S.

Jan 27

ACGME releases new clinical learning guidance to transform how medical residency programs prepare future physicians for a changing health care system

WASHINGTON, DC, January 27, 2014 — The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) today released new guidance for graduate medical education in US teaching hospitals and medical centers. This effort creates the framework to reshape the clinical environments in which tomorrow’s doctors learn to deliver quality patient care and respond to rapid developments in health care delivery. Summarized in a paper published in the January 27, 2014 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine and announced to health care leaders at a policy forum in Washington, DC, the ACGME’s new guidance – called the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Pathways to Excellence – represents a road map for the approximately 700 accredited institutions and their 9,000 residency and fellowship programs across the country to improve resident and fellow physicians’ skills in addressing issues of patient safety and health care quality as an essential component of modern medical practice. The ACGME will also use the Pathways to Excellence framework as the foundation for issuing periodic reports on the performance of graduate medical education (GME) programs in preparing the physician workforce in patient safety and quality improvement. .

Jan 21

Eric Holmboe, MD, FACP FRCP joins ACGME as senior vice president, milestone development and evaluation

CHICAGO, January 21, 2014 — Dr. Eric Holmboe joined the staff of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as senior vice president, milestone development and evaluation, effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Holmboe was most recently the chief medical officer and senior vice president at the American Board of Internal Medicine, where he’d served in those roles since 2009, having originally joined ABIM in 2004.