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Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC):
The Group on Resident Affairs provides information, networking, and professional development programs to help members meet their responsibilities as Graduate Medical Education (GME) leaders in AAMC-member medical school, hospitals, and academic societies. GRA also serves as a forum on GME issues such as institutional accreditation, GME costs and financing, resident recruitment and orientation, GME office organization, and GME core curriculum. It provides members the opportunity to contribute to AAMC policy development and advocacy on Graduate Medical Education.

Colorado Board of Medical Examiners (DORA)

Drug Enforcement Agency - Practitioner's Manual

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG):
International medical graduates wishing to enter a U.S. ACGME accredited residency or fellowship training program must be certified by the ECFMG prior to entering the program. International medical graduates wishing to take Step 3 of the three step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE, also must be certified by the ECFMG. In addition, ECFMG Certification is required to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in any U.S. licensing jurisdiction.

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):
ERAS is a service that transmits applications, letters of recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting credentials to program directors using the Internet. ERAS consists of MyERAS (the Web site where the application is created), the Dean's Office Workstation (DWS), the Program Director's Workstation (PDWS), and the ERAS Post Office. ERAS is used by 36 residency and 29 fellowship programs.


GME Track (AAMC):
GME Track is a resident database and tracking system to assist GME administrators and program directors in the collection and management of GME data. GME Track contains the National GME Census, a yearly survey that allows users to update information on their residents and fellows. The National GME Census is also used to update information relating to the characteristics of the program. The program survey deadline for the October FREIDA Online update is September. The deadline for the resident survey is also September and is required.

Guidebook for GME Program Directors (AMA)

Institute of Medicine (IOM)

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP):
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. Registration for the NRMP opens on August 15 of each year and continues until the rank order list deadline, although an additional late registration fee applies after December 1.

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)