Clinical Learning Environment

The ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program was initiated under the Next Accreditation System (NAS). The goal of CLER is to reduce healthcare disparities among medical institutions. In order to define and quantify these disparities, the CLER program focuses on six initiatives: patient safety, quality improvement, transitions in care, supervision, duty hours oversight/fatigue management and mitigation; and professionalism. The ACGME CLER team will evaluate all programs simultaneously at yearly site visits and will use the long-term data to identify trends and areas of concern within the programs.

McGaw and CLER Initiatives

The short presentations below address the McGaw’s approach to the CLER areas of focus.

Single GME Accreditation System

Single GME Accreditation System