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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that sets and monitors voluntary professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans. Graduate medical education (GME) refers to the period of education in a particular specialty (residency) or subspecialty (fellowship) following medical school; the ACGME oversees the accreditation of residency and fellowship programs in the US.

School of Medicine Accreditation Status

As the Sponsoring Institution for graduate medical education, the Tulane School of Medicine is committed to meeting the ACGME's standards for effective and quality residency and fellowship programs. 

All of Tulane's residency and fellowship programs are fully accredited, with 24 commended by the ACGME for substantial compliance in meeting the accrediting body's 285 institutional and core program requirements. Effective October 2022, the status of the Tulane School of Medicine as the Sponsoring Institution of graduate medical education is “Continued Accreditation with Warning,” as determined by the ACGME. The Internal Medicine, Medicine/Pediatrics, and Neurology programs also have "Continued Accreditation with Warning" status.

We are taking actions to respond to concerns raised by the ACGME and are committed to resolving them. Our commitment to continued improvement and ongoing growth is unwavering as we become a national leader in welcoming and supporting a diverse community of students, residents, faculty, and staff, and we are confident that our continuing efforts will strengthen us as an educational institution year after year.