The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recognizes the public’s need for a physician workforce capable of meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving health care environment.

The ACGME has responded to this need by implementing the CLER program as a part of its Next Accreditation System. The CLER Program 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; Well-Being; and Professionalism.

The feedback provided by the CLER Program is designed to improve how clinical sites engage resident and fellow physicians in learning to provide safe, high quality patient care.

The only accreditation requirement associated with this program is that each Sponsoring Institution must undergo a CLER site visit every 24 months (+/-6) to maintain accreditation.

CWFMR is one of several residencies across the nation selected by ACGME to participate in a COVID CLER Site Visit designed to assess the impact of COVID on clinical learning environments. Our review will be held via zoom on November 1 and 2, 2021.  We are eager to share the ways in which our faculty and residents have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our patients and  community and to share the impact it has had on their education and wellbeing.