ACGME Case Log: ACGME stands for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. It is a non-profit private council that evaluates and accredits medical residency and internship programs for the majority of graduate medical training programs for physicians in the United States. It was founded in 1981 and was preceded by the Liaison Committee for Graduate Medical Education, which was established in 1972.
In 2014 an agreement was announced by the ACGME, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) to issue a single, unified accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the United States. Plans call for the ACGME to accredit all osteopathic graduate medical education programs by July 1, 2020. It currently supervises post-graduate education and training for all MD and the majority of DO physicians in the United States.
The ACGME’s member organizations are the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies each of whom appoints four members to the ACGME’s board of directors.
ACGME Case Log Statistical Reports
The comparative ACGME Case Log Reports for your graduating residents for various specialties are available in the ACGME Accreditation Data System (ADS). These reports are available in PDF format and can be downloaded for offline access.
Steps for accessing the ACGME Case Log reports
Step 1: Visit https://apps.acgme.org/connect/login where you find text fields asking for username and password. Log in with your credentials.
Step 2: After successful login, go to the ‘reports’ tab.
Step 3: Choose “Graduate Case Log Reports” from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Now click on “View” next to “National Reports”.
Frequently Asked Questions About ACGME Case Logs
ACGME is an acronym for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education which is a non-profit private council that evaluates and accredits medical residency and internship programs for the majority of graduate medical training programs for physicians in the United States.
In the academic year 2017-2018, there were approximately 830 ACGME-accredited institutions sponsoring approximately 11,200 residency and fellowship programs in 180 specialties and subspecialties.
ACGME Core Competencies ensures a physician’s ability to cater to the best service to the patient offering a high level of care to diagnose and treat illness, offer and implement strategies to continuously improve patient health and wellness, offer advice and resources to prevent disease in patients and provide both physical and emotional support for them.
The six ACGME core competencies are as follows,
● Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
● Patient Care and Procedural Skills
● Systems-Based Practice
● Medical Knowledge
● Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Graduate Medical Education (GME) refers to any type of formal medical education, usually, hospital-sponsored or hospital-based training, pursued after receipt of the M.D. or D.O. degree in the United States This education includes internship, residency, subspecialty and fellowship programs, and leads to state licensure and board certification.