Senior Accreditation Specialist

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024


BSD MED - House Staff - Accreditation

About the Department

The University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine offers an internal medicine training program designed to encourage science and humanity in the practice of medicine. Our program will help you achieve a mastery of clinical medicine and will start you on your path toward a rewarding future career. We offer a balanced choice of disciplines, ranging from primary care to subspecialty medicine. We provide excellent training for those planning a future in academic medicine, with its emphasis on research and teaching, to clinical practice, to medical administration, or any combination of these interests.

Job Summary

The Senior Accreditation Specialist will manage the accreditation related activities for several programs within the Department of Medicine and provide support to the GME manager with the administrative and training functions of the accreditation specialist team.


  • Ensure that regulatory and accreditation standards of varying accrediting agencies are met (ACGME, ABIM, subspecialty boards).

  • Support the accreditation process, including the coordination of and active participation in internal reviews and site visits.

  • Provide guidance to program directors, coordinators, and faculty in the coordination and processing of programs for accreditation, including new programs.

  • Provide specialized, administrative support (ie, scheduling, data compilation and upload) for ACGME required review meetings including the Clinical Competency Committee and Program Evaluation Committee.

  • Develop and maintain documentation of files associated with program accreditation.

  • Create evaluative reports needed to identify areas of improvement.

  • ACGME reporting, including folder documentation (license, residency verification, ABIM certification), evaluations (360, monthly, direct observation tools, procedure logs), semi-annual reviews, annual program review, and work hour monitoring.

  • Implementation of milestones into curriculum and evaluation system.

  • Manage program evaluations in MedHub.

  • Coordinate and submit the annual ACGME ADS update.

  • Manage the annual faculty and resident surveys.

  • Track and record scholarly activities for faculty and residents. -Monitor and track the board pass rate for all graduating trainees.

  • Assist with the annual stipend budget and contract process for assigned programs.

  • Coordinates and interprets requirements of the training program, including accreditation, work hour schedules, and evaluation process.

  • Has a moderate/high level of authority in reporting and ensuring compliance with procedures regarding licensing, moonlighting, annual contracts, and initial and re-credentialing of trainees.

  • Works with the GME manager to identify and create policies, procedures, and best practices for the accreditation specialist team.

  • Supports the GME Manager with administrative functions of the Internal Medicine residency, including evaluation delivery and planning for ACGME required committee meetings.

  • Along with the GME Manager, provides training and mentoring for junior accreditation specialists.

  • Provides insight and support for more complex program needs and accreditation related processes.

  • Manages requirements of the training program, including accreditation, duty schedules, evaluation process, resident/fellowship recruitment, Match process, orientation and employees relations.

  • Reports and ensures compliance with procedures regarding licensing, moonlighting, annual contracts, and initial and re-credentialing of trainees.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelors degree.

Preferred Competencies

  • Analytical skills.

  • Problem-solving skills.

  • Decision-making skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Verbal and written communication skills.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to manage stressful situations.

  • Knowledge of database management software.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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