The intended audience for the ACGME’s Medical School Portal includes medical school faculty members, administrators, and staff members involved in assessing student learning. The Portal provides information about the performance of medical school graduates during their residency education. The Portal includes outcomes of individual graduates and of cohorts of graduates. By providing this information, the ACGME is acting on its obligation to share information, in responsible ways, to facilitate evidence-informed, learner-centric discussions about how to improve each phase in the continuum of medical education. These data can serve as a resource for program improvement in undergraduate medical education (UME).
The Portal provides data about graduates’ specialty choices, completion rates, and outcomes on Milestones evaluations (Milestones), as well as retention, attrition, and choice of specialty. The Milestones report first-year outcomes of residents, which may provide insights for medical schools wanting to assess how well prepared their graduates were to take the next step in their medical education.