Self-Study and 10-Year Accreditation Site Visit Update – Clarifying the time lag between the Self-Study and the 10-Year Accreditation Site Visit

The 10-Year Accreditation Site Visits will be scheduled between 18 and 24 months following a program’s Self-Study submission. The date for the 10-Year Site Visit indicated in the Accreditation Data System (ADS) is the earliest possible date, not the actual, scheduled date of the visit. The majority of programs will have closer to a 24-month or more lag between their Self-Study and the 10-Year Site Visit. All programs will be given 90 days advance notice of the actual date of their 10-Year Site Visit. E-mail questions about scheduling to Associate Director, Field Activities Andrea Chow.
New Common Focal Questions for 10-Year Site Visit
During the 10-Year Accreditation Site Visit, ACGME Accreditation Field Representatives will ask a few questions to all programs in three common focal areas:
  • clinical experiences, didactics, and assessments that collectively promote readiness for unsupervised practice (or the next phase of clinical education);
  • a collegial, supportive learning environment; and
  • faculty development programs focused on faculty member roles in teaching, supervision, and assessment.
Field Representatives will offer formative feedback in these areas during the Self-Study feedback session, and will collect notable practices for dissemination to the GME community.

Please send your email questions about the focal areas for the 10-Year Accreditation Site Visit to Senior Vice President, Field Activities Ingrid Philibert.