The Next Accreditation System Made Simple

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The Next Accreditation System Made Simple

Paige Rinehart, BS, C-TAGME, CPS

The Next Accreditation System (NAS) has changed the role residency program coordinators play in ensuring program accreditation. The Next Accreditation System Made Simple helps residency program coordinators implement components of the NAS and describes how the new survey process will affect their program in years to come. Expert Paige Rinehart, BS, C-TAGME, CPS, uses her experience of navigating the NAS to guide residency program coordinators through the process, helping to ensure facilities are prepared prior to an ACGME site visit.

Through this book, program coordinators will learn:

  • The connection between the core competencies and Milestones
  • How to convert current evaluations and committees to meet the requirements of the NAS
  • How to enter relevant data into the ADS
  • How to support the clinical competency committee and program evaluation committee
  • How to help residents and faculty prepare for a CLER visit


Chapter 1: History of graduate medical education

Chapter 2: The Next Accreditation System

Chapter 3: Milestones

Chapter 4: CLER

Chapter 5: Annual ACGME ADS update

Chapter 6: Administrative process

Appendix: Sample forms


Sample forms for conducting annual program evaluations, conducting a program evaluation committee meeting, and tracking residents’ scholarly activity.


Paige Rinehart, BS, C-TAGME, CPS, is a founding member and chair of the anesthesiology task force and review board for The National Board for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME). She also serves as the medical administrative specialist for the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and is an instructor for HCPro’s Residency Coordinator Boot Camp. Rinehart has 29 years of experience in the healthcare field and 23 years of experience in graduate medical education.

Published: July 2015

Page count: 72
Dimensions: 7x9
ISBN: 978-1-55645-182-9