ACGME Accreditation and Milestones Assessment
SUNY Upstate Medical University Department of Rheumatology fellowship program is fully accredited by the ACGME (Accredidation Council for Graduate Medical Education). The Rheumatology Fellowship Program in conjunction with the CORE Residency program is dedicated to being up-to-date with all the new standards, procedures, guidelines and announcements set forth by the ACGME
In conjunction with the Core Residency Program, the Rheumatology Fellowship Program continues to be dedicated up-to-date with all new standards, procedures and announcements set forth by the ACMGE.
Starting in July of 2014, the Rheumatology Program successfully implemented the ACGME NAS Reporting Milestone Evaluation System and we will continue to change adapt the program to the evolving guidelines set forth by the ACGME including the Common Program Requirements.
ACGME Reporting Milestones
The fellows progress are now evaulted through 23 - Internal Medicine Reporting Milestone. This is a semi-annual evaluation that is completed by the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) which is a conglomerate of the program director, faculty and program coordinator.
The Milestones are based upon the ACGME-mandated six (6) core competencies
- Patient Care (PC)
- Medical-Knowledge (MK)
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement(PBLI)
- Interpersonal Communication Skills (ICS)
- Professionalism (P)
- System-Based Practice (SBP)
The Clinical Learning Envrionment Program (CLER) is designed to provide US teaching hospitals, medical centers, health systems, and other clinical settings affiliated with ACGME-accredited institutions with periodic feedback that addresses the following six focus areas: patient safety; health care quality; care transitions; supervision; fatigue management and mitigation; and professionalism. (www.ACGME.org)
The Institution recently had a successful CLER site visit in April 2017.