The ACGME will now obtain faculty certification data for all physicians from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and, if available, will display the data in each faculty member’s profile on the Faculty Roster in the Accreditation Data System (ADS). The ABMS-provided data are read-only and cannot be edited by the program or the ACGME. The ACGME is working with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to obtain the faculty certification data for their certifying Boards.
Programs should continue to manually enter ABMS faculty certification data into ADS, and use ABMS-provided data to confirm or update manual entries. In ADS, physician faculty members will be matched to the ABMS dataset based on NPI number as well as name, date of birth, and medical school graduation year. ABMS certification information will be updated in ADS once a month. The date of the most recent file obtained from the ABMS will be displayed in ADS. Faculty members newly added to ADS will have certification information populated within 24 hours if they are certified by an ABMS board. The ultimate goal is to significantly reduce the amount of certification information entered manually. At this time, ABMS-provided certification information will not be included in the materials used for accreditation site visits.