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Delegates Urge AAFP to Address Barrier to Workforce Diversity
The 2017 Congress of Delegates directed the AAFP to urge the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to study the consequences of its policy on certification exam pass rates. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Future of Residencies: Single MD/DO Accreditation System The Future of Residencies: Single MD/DO Accreditation System
Nirmal Gosalia of Doc Thoughts interviews Dr. John Potts, Senior VP of Surgical Accreditation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, about combining MD and DO accreditation. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Commentary Source Type: news

Causes of death of residents in ACGME-accredited programs 2000 through 2014: implications for the learning environment - Yaghmour NA, Brigham TP, Richter T, Miller RS, Philibert I, Baldwin DC, Nasca TJ.
PURPOSE: To systematically study the number of U.S. resident deaths from all causes, including suicide. METHOD: The more than 9,900 programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) annually report the status o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

ACGME Releases Revised Common Program Requirements
New residency program requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education stress patient safety, care quality and physician well-being and return to the 24-hour cap for first-year residents. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACGME votes to increase work hour limits for first-year residents
Reuters reports that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has voted to increase shift hour limits for first-year residents from 16 to 24 hours, with a limit of 80 hours worked per week.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - March 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

New Guideline Will Allow First-Year Doctors to Work 24-Hour Shifts
Until July, the current maximum shift is 16 hours for first-year residents. The maximum workload will remain 80 hours per week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA and JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Working Hours Medical Schools Doctors Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Public Citizen Source Type: news

U.S. Doctors In Training To Work Longer Hours Under New Guidelines
Days may get a lot longer for some doctors in training after the group that oversees medical education in the United States rolled back controversial rules limiting the number of hours first-year residents may work. Beginning July 1, doctors in their first year of training after medical school may once again care for patients for up to 24 hours at a time and work a total of 80 hours per week, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced on Friday. In 2011, the group restricted these first-year residents to 16 hours at a stretch over concerns that patient care could suffer if trainees were over...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rookie Doctors Can Work Up To 24 Hours Straight Under New Rules
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite. A Chicago-based group that establishes work standards for U.S. medical school graduates has voted to eliminate a 16-hour cap for first-year residents. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced the move Friday as part of revisions that include reinstating the longer limit for rookies — the same maximum allowed for advanced residents. An 80-hour per week limit for residents at all lev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Source Type: news

Medical Residents Can Work 24 Hours Straight, Accreditor Says
First-year medical residents can work 24-hour consecutive shifts after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education lifted a 16-hour cap on work hours for first-year doctors in training. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

CLER Health Care Quality Issue Brief: Themes in Health Care Disparities from the CLER National Report
February 21, 2017 12-1pm ET.(Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ACGME to vote on increased shift limits for first-year residents
Modern Healthcare reports that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will soon vote on a proposal that among other things would allow first-year residents to work 28-hour shifts—an increase from the current 16-hour limit.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

3 leading health organizations aim to reduce suicides by physicians, medical trainees
CHICAGO ? As increasing rates of stress, depression and fatigue fuel concern about physician well-being, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Mayo Clinic today launched an initiative to prevent physician and medical trainee suicides. ?We want to be part of a national dialogue that addresses [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - November 30, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

ACGME proposes increase to PGY-1 duty hour limits
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has proposed revisions to its rules for residency and fellowship programs that, among other things, include the removal of a requirement limiting PGY-1 residents to 16-hour shifts.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 12, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

First-year docs work 24-hour shifts? OHSU expert weighs in
A recommendation to allow first-year residents in hospitals to work longer shifts has generated both press coverage and some opposition. But Oregon Health& Science University ’s dean for graduate medical education said it’s just one small portion of a package of proposals that could bring positive changes to how young doctors are trained. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is taking comments on the recommendations before they become final in Fe bruary, according to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why It's Okay For Medical Residents To Work 28 Hours Straight
First-year medical residents should be allowed to work 24-hour shifts and plus another four hours to transition their patients to another provider, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Accreditor lays out plan for resident well-being
Dr. Brigham started with Lewin ’s equation:B = f(P,  E). It states that behavior is a function of a person and his or her environment. He then pointed to its implications for physicians and physician well-being. “Think about what we expose our residents to: death and dying, other people’s secrets, other people’s sickness, depression and anxiety. But it’s not all depressing.” Timothy Brigham, MDiv, PhD, chief of staff and senior vice president in the Department of Education at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), was speaking to representatives...
Source: AMA Wire - October 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Timothy Smith Source Type: news

Applying mathematical models to predict resident physician performance and alertness on traditional and novel work schedules - Klerman EB, Beckett SA, Landrigan CP.
BACKGROUND: In 2011 the U.S. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education began limiting first year resident physicians (interns) to shifts of ≤16 consecutive hours. Controversy persists regarding the effectiveness of this policy for reducing err... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Report reveals complexities of GME reform
Graduate Medical Education (GME) is in need of changes that address the rapidly changing health care system and to better prepare physicians-in-training for the future. A new report asked physicians, residents and other stakeholders from around the nation to identify GME-related issues or concerns. A recentreport from the Association of Academic Health Centers brings together the input of physicians and residents, several medical societies, accreditation bodies, regional experts and other organizations with GME interests to discuss the current state of GME and what changes could be made to meet future health care needs.Wh...
Source: AMA Wire - September 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program
The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program, a partnership among three health care providers that aims to bring more physicians to the region. The money will go toward covering the program's first two years of operating costs, including residents' salaries. Program is a partnership among the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Mercy Health System Northwest Arkansas in Rogers and the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.  The program, based at UAMS' campus in Fayetteville, started its first eight resident physicians on June 30. ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 13, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Radiology Trailblazers Named Leadership Luminaries
Key Points E. Stephen Amis Jr. , MD, FACR, and Glendon G. Cox , MD, MBA, MHSA, named Radiology Leadership Institute & reg; Leadership Luminaries To be recognized for exceptional experience, demonstrating leadership in organized radiology or organized medicine Awards to be presented at RLI Leadership Summi t Sept. 8 & ndash;11 in Wellesley , Mass.   Reston, VA & mdash; The Radiology Leadership Institute & reg; (RLI) named E. Stephen Amis Jr., MD, FACR, and Glendon G. Cox, MD, MBA, MHSA, as this year & rsquo;s Leadership Luminary Award recipients for their exceptional service to the...
Source: American College of Radiology - July 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Online database simplifies residency, fellowship search
The go-to online resource for finding residencies and fellowships is turning 20. Learn what users have to say about FREIDA Online®, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database™, and how students can use it to make informed decisions about the next big step in their careers. Customizing the search FREIDA—Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access—provides custom searches of more than 10,000 residency and fellowship programs to help students and residents find a match. Users can search by geographic areas, specialties and keywords. They can review basic program data and training...
Source: AMA Wire - July 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Resident burnout: Unearthing the bigger picture
To fortify our understanding of burnout among residents, we have to widen the list of themes we consider, a leading scholar told a gathering of physicians from across the medical continuum. Learn what guidance he had to offer. A broader conversation The conventional focus on the work and learning environments, though important, is not enough to address burnout in residents, said DeWitt Baldwin, MD, senior scholar in residence at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In his remarks to the council’s first Symposium on Physician Well-being—part of the ACGME’s larger effort t...
Source: AMA Wire - July 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

ACGME Won't Extend Resident Shifts in 2016-2017ACGME Won't Extend Resident Shifts in 2016-2017
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will take more time to mull over possibly relaxing its duty-hour rules. Meanwhile, a controversial study on resident shifts gets an additional year. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Our Least Experienced Doctors Are Dangerously Tired
Doctors are about the closest thing we have to superheroes in real life. But must they also be super-human? Specifically, can people in the medical profession somehow get by on way less than the seven to nine hours a night that ordinary people require?  That's the operating assumption of the lifestyle expected of medical residents, med school graduates who spend three years learning the profession from supervising doctors. Under the current regulations for resident labor, these doctors-in-training work shifts up to 30 hours long. It's tough to imagine how sleep-deprived residents can function well, but the phenom...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

U of I College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign approved for psychiatry residency program
(College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign ) The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign has been awarded initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to offer a psychiatry residency training program beginning in 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The resident depression endemic--and solutions underway
Researchers recently analyzed more than 50 years of peer-reviewed studies on depression and depressive symptoms in residents. The prevalence is high, and rates have risen with each calendar year. Learn how the medical community is working to increase wellness among physicians in training. It’s an endemic Roughly one-third of residents suffer from depression or depressive symptoms according to an original investigation recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The rate of physicians in training who screened positive for depression or depressive symptoms ranged from 20.9 percen...
Source: AMA Wire - May 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

AMA members appointed to med ed leadership roles
Seven AMA members were recently appointed by medical education organizations to their leadership. These physicians were nominated by the AMA, and each organization made the final appointment decision from among the candidates it received. Aditee P. Ambardekar, MD, of Plano, Texas, has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Anesthesiology, effective July 2016. Dr. Ambardekar has been an AMA member for two years. Toni Ganzel, MD, of Louisville, Ky., has been appointed to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), effective July 2016. Dr. Ganz...
Source: AMA Wire - April 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Informed Consent in a Dangerous Medical Resident Hours Study
In a recent post in this space, I wrote about the iCOMPARE research study that is comparing the effects of increasing medical residents' consecutive duty hours with observing the currently prescribed limits on their shifts. According to the study protocol, the primary hypothesis of the research addresses the safety of patients: that mortality under the increased residents' duty hours will not significantly exceed patient mortality under the current mandated standard for medical residents on duty. I argued that the study design is unethical based on what is known about sleep deprivation. The study's goal -- seeing whether m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing resident burnout: Mayo Clinic takes unique approach
A cardiology fellow at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., launched a program-wide wellness initiative that helps physicians in training reduce stress and prevent burnout through activities not usually associated with medicine. It started with one fellow’s idea When cardiology fellow Olufunso Odunukan, MBBS, took a year off between residency and fellowship, he signed up for ballroom dancing classes once a week while working as a hospitalist. He found it was a great way to reduce stress. When he jumped back into the learning environment for his fellowship at the Ma...
Source: AMA Wire - April 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

How Michigan is relaying student competency to residency programs
A new study proposes that following the Match, medical school faculty should evaluate individual students and send residency program directors accurate, competency-based assessments for each graduate moving to the next level of physician training. This would ensure program directors have more detailed information on interns’ abilities and would help to identify areas where trainees need extra help, the University of Michigan Medical School authors said. Improving the system The current medical student performance evaluation (MSPE) allows medical schools to pass on information about a student’s general compe...
Source: AMA Wire - April 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

What single GME accreditation could mean for residency matches
The transition is underway to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME), which will allow osteopathic and allopathic medical school graduates to train in residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). GME experts shared several things medical students need to know as they navigate the new system. Physician leaders at the ACGME, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) are two years into the effort to align all GME programs under one new accreditation system...
Source: AMA Wire - April 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Sustainable RTT Program Design: Understanding the Requirements
Includes information on features of Rural Training Track programs, financial issues, and implications of regulations related to Medicare and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Slides from a presentation at the RTT Collaborative annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, Feb. 24-26, 2016. -- RTT Collaborative (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - March 22, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Residency training environments primed for transformation
An initiative to address the evolving needs of patients, trainees and the health care system could soon bring dramatic changes to residents’ clinical learning environments. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) leadership spoke with AMA Wire® about how this initiative will support improvements in training and what it may mean for residents and the future of graduate medical education (GME). The key areas for change The ACGME last month announced its Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments initiative, building on three years of the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER...
Source: AMA Wire - March 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Flexible duty hours allow a more positive learning experience
The results of a landmark duty-hours trial are in, and the findings indicate that allowing general surgery residents to work flexible, less restrictive hours improves continuity of care. While residents generally had more positive perceptions of their training, there were some personal trade-offs. The FIRST Trial Results of the highly anticipated Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees Trial, commonly known as the FIRST Trial, were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This national, cluster-randomized trial involved 117 general surgery residency programs and 151 affiliated h...
Source: AMA Wire - March 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Curb on Residents' Hours Linked to Changes in Trauma CareCurb on Residents' Hours Linked to Changes in Trauma Care
Limits set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education on duty hours for residents may have changed aspects of trauma care, according to Rhode Island-based researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Reader Poll: Relax Residents' Duty-Hour Restrictions?Reader Poll: Relax Residents' Duty-Hour Restrictions?
Tell us what you think about a controversial new investigation that tried to examine the duty-hour restrictions imposed in 2003 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 19, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Applying for residency: Fourth-year students’ essential checklist
After three years of arduous studying, exams and clinical rotations, you’re finally in the home-stretch to completing your undergraduate medical training and transitioning to the next phase of your career in residency. As you apply to programs this year, keep these tasks top of mind to reduce stress and ensure you have an effective residency application process. May-June: Obtain your token for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) ERAS—a service that transmits students’ residency program applications and key information from their Designated Dean's Office to program directors—will ...
Source: AMA Wire - January 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Residents and Fellows Encouraged to Apply for Radiology Leadership Institute Summit Scholarships
Reston, VA — Radiology residents and fellows wanting to understand the business of health care and develop thriving practices in new payment and delivery models may apply for scholarships to attend the 2016 Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) Summit. “Leading Value Creation — Personal and Organizational” to be held Sept. 8–11 at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. “At the RLI Summit, young physicians will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cutting-edge training sessions where they will be able to work with both their peers as well as with mid-career radiologists and ...
Source: American College of Radiology - January 5, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Burnout tops physician issues in 2015
As the year comes to a close, we wrap up our look at five top topics that struck a chord with the medical community in 2015. Coming in at No. 1 on the list is physician burnout, a phenomenon that has become all too common as burdensome regulations and the mounting pressures of practice have put many physicians in survival mode. The problem A new study reveals that the prevalence of burnout among physicians has escalated in recent years, with 54.4 percent of physicians reporting at least one symptom of burnout. With those odds, it’s important to understand when burnout may be creeping up on you. At the...
Source: AMA Wire - December 17, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

RLI Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2015 Leadership Summit
Radiology residents and fellows who want to advance their careers with the help of the innovative training the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI) offers can now apply for one of five scholarships to attend the 2015 RLI Leadership Summit. The Summit will be held Aug. 6–9 at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. The four-day summit, titled Thriving in Changing Times, will include an all-new program to help radiologists learn the skills necessary to understand the new business of health care and how to best adapt and capitalize on these changes. Guided by experts and fueled by facilitators, the summit offers unique...
Source: American College of Radiology - November 18, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stopping burnout a top priority for physicians in training
As burnout and suicide continue to plague the medical profession at much higher rates than the general population, the physician community took action Monday at the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting. New policy is aimed at ensuring physicians in training have access to potentially life-saving mental health services. A weighty problem Each year roughly 300-400 U.S. physicians die by suicide, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. A frequently cited suicide rate in male physicians is 40 percent higher than in the general male population and 130 percent higher among female physicians than in the general f...
Source: AMA Wire - November 17, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

What to expect of the new single GME accreditation system
The development of a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) is well underway, and physician leaders expect its full implementation in July 2020. Learn how the unified system should benefit the medical community. Better alignment in GME For the last two years, leaders of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) have made institutional changes—such as electing new members from the AOA and American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine to join the ACGME’s board of directors—that will allow all GME progr...
Source: AMA Wire - November 15, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lyndra Vassar Source Type: news

AMA Academic Physicians Section: 2015 Interim Meeting highlights
AMA policy review, educational sessions and networking opportunities with academic physician colleagues were part of the 2015 Interim Meeting of the Academic Physicians Section (AMA-APS) in Atlanta. Meeting participants—comprising deans and faculty from a wide range of medical schools, graduate medical education programs, and academic health systems nationwide—voiced their opinions and reached decisions on recommendations for several reports and resolutions to be acted upon by delegates at the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates (HOD). Issues covered included graduate medical education funding, ac...
Source: AMA Wire - November 15, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

How residents are beating burnout with help from the theatre
Residents want work-life balance, but finding time to preserve your own wellness while successfully caring for your patients requires self-awareness and boundaries, two things many residents struggle to establish amid pressures in training. That’s why one physician created a play as a wellness solution that helps residents tackle tough conversations about balancing family, personal identity and practice.  When Bill Thomas (right), MD, sat down to pen the first scene of his play, a blaring trumpet is all that came to mind. He planned to start the play with a brassy trill but didn’t know what would come ne...
Source: AMA Wire - November 11, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lyndra Vassar Source Type: news

AMA members take on new med ed leadership roles
These AMA members were recently appointed by external organizations to leadership positions. These individuals were nominated by the AMA to the respective organizations. Each organization made the final appointment decision from among the candidates it received: Colleen K. Cagno, MD, Tucson, Arizona, has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee (ACGME) Review Committee for Family Medicine, effective July 2016.  Dr. Cagno has been an AMA member for 2 years. Gregory R.D. Evans, MD, Tustin, California, has been appointed to the ACGME for Plastic Surgery, effectiv...
Source: AMA Wire - November 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lyndra Vassar Source Type: news

Learn how insurer, health system mergers will affect med ed
The recent announcements of mergers by large health insurers, combined with the continued consolidation of hospitals and health systems into ever larger entities, may have unforeseen consequences for medical education. Learn more about these trends and their potential implications for the education of tomorrow’s physicians at the 2015 AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS) Interim Meeting, Nov. 13-14 in Atlanta. Log in to register now. A special session from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14 will examine how these trends may present repercussions for health care quality, access and cost. Other areas that may be impacted inclu...
Source: AMA Wire - October 9, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: amamod Source Type: news

UAMS Establishes Residency Program in Fayetteville
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received accreditation for an internal medicine residency program at its Fayetteville campus from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 30, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hoag Orthopedic Institute Receives ACGME Accreditation in Sports Medicine
Hoag Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest volume providers of orthopedic care in the nation, through its Orthopedic Education and Research Institute (OERI), has received endorsement from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a private, non-profit organization that reviews and accredits graduate medical education programs and the institutions that sponsor them, and will now provide fellowship education opportunities in sports medicine for physicians who have successfully finished an orthopedic residency. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 1, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

Joint education standards help GI, hepatology programs meet accreditation requirements
A team of representatives from five gastroenterology and hepatology societies have created a toolbox designed to help gastroenterology training directors meet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones requirements while training fellows to independently care for patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effects of Potential Federal Funding Cuts on Graduate Medical Education: Results of a Survey of Designated Institutional Officials
Results of a survey which assessed how future federal funding reductions for physician education would affect the number of residency programs. -- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - March 21, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news