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Single GME Accreditation System March 2020 Update


Published by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine March 2020

SAS in Brief

In this issue:  Webinar  |  Updates  |  Events  |  Applications  |  Resources


Key Updates

Update on Cornoavirus (COVID-19) and ACGME Site Visits, Educational Activities, and Other Meetings 

The ACGME has adjusted, among other meetings and activities, the scheduling of accreditation, and recognition site visits in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a detailed table, the ACGME outlines the status of review committee meetings, accreditation/recognition site visits and more. 

The ACGME has also developed a new section of its website dedicated to the pandemic crisis. The section includes guidance from the ACGME, along with resources, to learn more, visit www.acgme.org/covid-19

Single Residency Match Results

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) announced results of the 2020 match, the largest in history and marks the first "single match". The single match comes only months before the near completion of the implementation of the single graduate medical education accreditation system, which officially concludes on June 30, 2020. The match rate for osteopathic medical seniors is 90.7 percent, an increase of 2.6 percentage points, with 6,581 graduating osteopathic medical students participating in the match and 5,698 matched into first-year training positions (PGY-1). Read more.

 Applications Update

Timeline from 2014 beginning to a single GME system in 2020

Status of Applications to the ACGME

Table 1 provides a brief snapshot of the status of ACGME applications through the single accreditation system as of March 31, 2020. The data are pulled from the ACGME Accreditation Data System (ADS) public site. These data only capture applications of programs and institutions through the single accreditation system process and do not include programs that may have been previously ACGME accredited, such as dually-accredited programs.

Table 1. Status of Applications as of March 31, 2020
  Institutional Sponsors Program Osteopathic Recognition
Total Applications 94 745 239*
Total Initial or Continued Accreditation/Recognition** 92 667 225

* Does not include programs that applied and did not receive initial recognition.
** Includes programs with continued accreditation without outcomes, and initial accreditation with warning, initial recognition with warning, initial accreditation, continued accreditation, and continued recognition.  

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