The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
) is the body responsible for the accreditation for postgraduate medical training programs (i.e., internships and residencies) for medical doctors
in the United States
. It is a non-profit
private council that evaluates and accredits medical residency
and internship programs. The ACGME was founded in 1981 and was preceded by the Liaison Committee for Graduate Medical Education
, which was established in 1972.
The ACGME oversees the post-graduate education and training for all MD
and the majority of osteopathic (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.