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News & Press: Resident & Fellowship (Includes ACGME)

Single GME Accreditation System Question of the Week

Tuesday, June 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Q: Which ACGME Review Committees have announced they will accept AOA certification for program directors?

A: As of this week, 18 ACGME Review Committees (RCs) have announced they will accept AOA certification as a qualification for program directors of osteopathic programs, and not require an ABMS-certified co-program director. This represents about 87% of AOA-certified programs. Specialties include: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, and Traditional Rotating Internship/Transitional Year. Three RCs will require co-directors – urology, otolaryngology and neurosurgery – accounting for about 40 of AOA’s 1,205 programs. The three remaining RCs representing general surgery, neurology and thoracic surgery are scheduled to meet in the next month. All program directors, whether DO or MD, must meet the other eligibility requirements to be approved.

 

 



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