Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is the body responsible for the accreditation for graduate medical training programs (i.e., internships, residencies, and fellowships, aka subspecialty residencies) for medical doctors in the United States
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. 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 DO physicians in the United States.

Awards handed out by the ACGME include the David C Leach award and Palmer award. Many of the awardees have notably earned multiple national level awards including both ACGME and American Medical Association award recognition.

The ACGME's member organizations are the American Board of Medical Specialties
American Board of Medical Specialties
The American Board of Medical Specialties is a non-profit physician-led umbrella organization for 24 of the 26 approved medical specialty boards in the United States...

, American Hospital Association
American Hospital Association
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, American Medical Association
American Medical Association
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, Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of American Medical Colleges
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and established in 1876. It administers the Medical College Admission Test...

, and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies each of whom appoints four members to the ACGME's board of directors.

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