Chicago, IL, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), in partnership with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), are proud to share the first-ever Clinician Educator Milestones, designed to support the development and enhancement of teaching and learning skills throughout throughout medical training.

This new framework has been developed to track key teaching and training activities of clinical educators, educational leaders and academics. The Clinician Educator Milestones provide a developmental trajectory of knowledge, skills, and behaviors (performance descriptors) for each defined competency (Administration; Education Theory and Practice; Well-Being; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) in more universal pillars, which serve as a foundation for lifelong learners. The development trajectory can serve as a scaffolding for the improvement of faculty members and those responsible for faculty development efforts at institutions.

“Clinical Educator Milestones represent one of the first examples of shared language across the medical education continuum and a professional development opportunity for individuals to assess their competency as educators in one or more specific areas” , said ACGME Vice President, Milestone Development Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE. She noted that educators don’t need to work through these milestones in any particular order and can focus on just one or two areas. Over time, she said, they can “revisit milestones and look at them as a menu of options” for areas they want to improve.

The Clinician Educator Milestones were released for comment earlier this spring and use the Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) method to frame training and assessment around the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills. for health professionals.

It is important to note that while the basic framework for their development was the Milestones for Resident/Fellow Assessment, the Clinician Educator Milestones are not mandatory and are not intended to become so in the future. They have no impact or influence on a sponsoring institution’s or program’s accreditation status with the ACGME and will not be considered by ACGME review committees when certification exam. Rather, they provide a framework for the voluntary assessment of faculty members’ teaching skills to improve and enhance their effectiveness in certain areas of their role as educators. An additional guide is also provided, with examples, to give additional context and references to use.

Learn more about Clinician Educator Milestones on the ACGME website.


The ACGME is a private, nonprofit professional organization responsible for accrediting more than 12,700 residency and fellowship programs and the approximately 870 institutions that sponsor these programs in the United States. The residency and fellowship programs train more than 150,000 medical residents and colleagues in 182 specialties and subspecialties. The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care and the health of the population by evaluating and improving the quality of education for residents and fellow physicians through advances in accreditation and education.


Susan White Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education 3127555066 [email protected]

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