INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana University School of Medicine is celebrating another year of receiving continued accreditation for its graduate medical education programs. This is the 12th year in a row the school has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a private, non-profit organization that reviews and accredits GME programs and the institutions that sponsor them in the United States.
“We are incredibly proud that each year over 400 physicians choose IU School of Medicine for a residency or fellowship program,” said Michelle Howenstine, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and continuing medical education. “Receiving another year of accreditation with no citations from the ACGME reinforces the strength of our training programs and the high-quality education physicians receive here as the next step in their medical careers after graduating medical school.”
IU School of Medicine sponsors over 200 residency and fellowship programs at five campuses across the state—Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Indiana. Each year, the school applies for continued accreditation to the ACGME. For 2023, the school has 112 accredited residency and fellowship programs, along with another 80 non-accredited programs.
ACGME accreditation requirements include participation in annual surveys, electronic data updates and milestones submissions. The school must also ensure residents become proficient in six core competencies during their program—patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal skills and communication.
“At IU School of Medicine, all our trainees receive an outstanding educational experience with a wide range of clinical and research experience,” said Paul Wallach, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs and institutional improvement. “As the largest medical school in the country, we are proud of the expansive offering of programs available to train our future health leaders.”
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability.