The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will conduct its on-site Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) of WVU Medicine Feb. 2-4.

Two CLER site visitors will spend three days on a visit that includes walking rounds through Ruby Memorial, Chestnut Ridge Center, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Physician Office Center and the Eye Institute.

The ACGME representatives will assess the caliber of the learning environment that has been created for residents and fellows. In addition, meetings will be held with residents, fellows, faculty, residency and fellowship program directors, and senior leadership to obtain a thorough view of WVU Medicine and its commitment to education.

The CLER site visitors will be wearing ACGME ID badges and be guided by resident physicians. As they walk through the facilities, the ACGME representatives may stop to ask questions regarding day-to-day operations, how to access our patient safety reporting system, or protocols for reducing patient falls, just to name a few. The site visitors will be interested in assessing quality of care; patient safety; how the institution addresses healthcare disparities in its patient population; supervision levels for residents and fellows; available tools to report breaches in professionalism; and protocols for ensuring safe, thorough, and efficient patient hand-offs.

After the assessment visit, representatives will share findings and offer suggestions for improvement.

For more information, contact Rebecca Elmo.