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ACGME-I-accredited residency programs in psychiatry prepare residents to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental, addictive, and emotional disorders, and other common medical and neurological disorders that relate to the practice of psychiatry.

In addition, ACGME-I-accredited programs in psychiatry provide educational opportunities for residents to develop competence in:

  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement, or the ability to investigate and evaluate care, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and continuously improve patient care;
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills, or the ability to effectively exchange information and collaborate with patients, their families, and health professionals;
  • Professionalism, or the commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and to adhere to ethical principles; and,
  • Systems-based Practice, or awareness and responsiveness to the larger system of health care and the ability to use resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

The Review Committee-International and ACGME-I staff members provide documents and resources on this web page to assist ACGME-I-accredited programs and those applying for accreditation of residency programs in psychiatry. The web page also includes information for fellowship programs in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Program Requirements

Effective 1 July 2020

Foundational Program Applications

After the sponsoring institution account has been activated in the Accreditation Data System (ADS), foundational program applications may be initiated by the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) on the “Sponsored Programs” page. If a specialty is not available for selection, please contact

Advanced Specialty Initial Accreditation Applications

Effective 1 July 2020

Advanced Specialty Continued Accreditation Applications

Effective 1 July 2020

Case Log Information

Case Log information document includes FAQs and listing of minimum requirements.

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