CLER visits are the new process by which a sponsoring institution will have visits from the ACGME every 18 months. All levels, from executive leadership to staff to resident, will be involved. Site visitors will examine how GME programs are integrated into institutional activities with regard to patient safety, quality improvement, transitions in care, supervision, duty hours and professionalism. How the institution and sites evaluate these areas and use that information to improve care is a focus of CLER. The project is currently starting beta testing, which will take 18 months and then the process will be finalized.—Michael Kelly, MD
Development, Testing, and Implementation of the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program Journal Of Graduate Medical Education (Sep 2012).