Wednesday, August 3, 2016

GME and CLER

Ready for some alphabet soup of acronyms on graduate medical education?

The AHA (American Hospital Association) PLF (Physician Leadership Forum) recently held a webinar about the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) CLER (Clinical Learning Environment Review) program for GME (Graduate Medical Education). ACGME established CLER as part of its NAS (Next Accreditation System).

The Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program was established in line with this mission to provide formative feedback in six areas of focus: patient safety; health care quality (including health care disparities); care transitions, supervision; fatigue management, mitigation and duty hours, and professionalism. The collective observations from the first set of CLER site visits portray a community of teaching hospitals, medical centers, and ambulatory care sites that has great capacity to shape the quality of the emerging physician workforce and drive improvement in patient care.

The AHA Physician Leadership Forum recently held a webinar about the 6 CLER focus areas. You can access those slides and recording here. GME programs are pursuing the CLER Pathways to Excellence, so find opportunities to get involved!

The webinar presenters were:

Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President for Institutional Accreditation
ACGME

John R. Combes, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President
American Hospital Association


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