What is CLER?

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 healthcare environment. The ACGME has responded to this need by implementing the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program.

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:

  1. Patient Safety (PS)
  2. Health Care Quality (HQ)
  3. Teaming (T)
  4. Supervision (S)
  5. Well-being (WB)
  6. Professionalism (PR)

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

The Sponsoring Institution, KCU-GME Consortium, must undergo a CLER site visit every 18-24 months to maintain accreditation.