POSTED: September 6th, 2013
POSTED IN: Residency Regulations,
The ACGME is a private, nonprofit organization that accredits about 9,200 residency programs in 130 specialties and subspecialties that educate about 109,000 residents. Its mission is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through exemplary accreditation. The work of reviewing specific programs and making accreditation decisions is carried out by 27 Residency Review Committees, one for each major specialty. The RRCs, which on average meet three times a year, review the site visitors’ reports, along with data provided by the programs. The RRC members then vote on the appropriate accreditation action for each program on the agenda for that meeting. Go to the following website for more information on the emergency medicine RRC and for access to the emergency medicine program requirements.