The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that the sponsoring institution’s Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) develop, implement, and oversee a process for internal reviews.
An internal review serves three main purposes: determining the effectiveness of the program’s educational experience for trainees; assisting the program in preparing for the next RRC site visit; and fulfilling the ACGME requirement for an institutional review at the midpoint of the accreditation cycle.
The GMEC works with the program to conduct an internal review. The GME Education Specialist reviews the current program curriculum prior to the internal review. Additional documentation is reviewed by the Internal Review Committee. Interviews are then conducted with the trainees, faculty, and program director. Finally, a report with recommendations is submitted to the GMEC and program leadership and follow-up is monitored to provide continued quality improvement.
Information for planning a successful and beneficial internal review
The following documents provide information on planning a successful internal review:
GME Topics and Resources
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