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The Underrepresented in Medicine Journey to Academic Medicine Podcast

Episode 11: Understanding the ACGME’s Role in Graduate Medical Education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Academic Medicine (ACGME) sets important standards for ensuring excellence in graduate medical education. Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA and Omari Hodge, MD, FAAFP devote this podcast episode to demystifying the ACGME and shedding light on the many resources & guidelines it provides. Our hosts address the ways that these program requirements influence policy at residency programs and health systems. Listen to hear more about how specifics of curriculum, faculty ratios, and length of training is all impacted by the ACGME program requirements. Our hosts also give tips on how residents & fellows can engage with the ACGME by getting to know the Milestones assessment and advocating for change. 

Hosted by Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA and Omari Hodge, MD, FAAFP



Resources for Students and Residents:

ACGME Family Medicine Milestones

Milestones 2.0 Family Medicine Webcast

Back to Bedside Initiative

ACGME Residents and Fellows - Welcome Page

ACGME Resident Council

David C. Leach Award

Resident Section of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education

ACGME Annual Educational Conference


Funding & Advocacy:

Making Sense of Graduate Medical Education Funding

AMA Advocacy Events

STFM Advocacy Course

AAFP Advocacy: Fighting for Family Medicine


General Resources:

ACGME Homepage

Family Medicine Program Requirements

ACGME Summary and Impact of Major Requirement Revisions for 2022

Shaping GME: Future of Family Medicine Training Webinar



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