The Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program was established in 2012 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in response to the demand for a physician workforce capable of meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving healthcare environment. The CLER program is rooted in what draws most healthcare professionals to their field: improving the safety and quality of patient care. CLER involves senior leaders from accredited institution’s administrative, clinical and educational environments, helping to build a bridge between service and education and engage individuals on the front line of care in quality improvement. CLER field representatives visit accredited institutions every 18 months and provide feedback that addresses the six focus areas: patient safety; health care quality; care transitions; supervision; well-being; and professionalism
This section offers resources and other informational material aimed at guiding educators to build a better clinical learning environment for our learners and patients.