ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Designated Institutional Officials

The content housed on this page is intended to provide broad-based resources for designated institutional officials (DIOs). News items and time-sensitive communications are found below, while documents and other resource links are listed in the tables to the right. Questions should be directed to Institutional Review Committee staff members or for specialty specific questions, to the appropriate Review Committee staff members, and contact information for these individuals can be found by selecting the Institutional Review Committee or other specialty from the “Choose Your Specialty” drop-down menu under “Review Committees” on the right-hand side of this page. Note that additional ACGME resources are also linked on the right-hand side of the page for your convenience.

Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program

As a component of its next accreditation system, the ACGME has established the CLER program to assess the graduate medical education (GME) learning environment of each sponsoring institution and its participating sites. CLER emphasizes the responsibility of the sponsoring institution for the quality and safety of the environment for learning and patient care, a key dimension of the 2011 ACGME Common Program Requirements. Read more >>