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

Multifaceted program to improve patient continuity of care in hospitals associated with reduction in medical errors
Implementation of a multifaceted program to improve patient handoffs (change in staff caring for a patient) among physicians-in-training residents at a children's hospital was associated with a reduction in medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a study appearing in the December 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue. Handoff miscommunications are a leading cause of medical errors. "The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have identified improving handoffs as a priority in U.S. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

“Crazy Clown” spice, polonium-210 as a poison, deadly sarin attacks in Syria: Weekly Web Review in Toxicology
Crazy Clown Herbal Incense: Last week, at least 8 people aged 16 to 26 were treated in southern Georgia emergency rooms— some requiring admission to the ICU in critical kitchen according to very sketchy news reports — after smoking a form of Spice (synthetic cannabinoid) labelled as “Crazy Clown”. According to one neighbor says he heard “terrifying screams”: “Three girls foaming out the mouth. One rolling around on the ground and my nephew couldn’t walk.” According to some accounts, initial symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, weakness, and paralysis. Card...
Source: The Poison Review - August 27, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical alexander litvinenko assassination blugaria poison ring crazy clown herbal madness nerve agent polonium-210 sarin spice synthetic cannabinoids syria Source Type: news

Radiology Images in Access Surgery
AccessSurgery® from McGraw-Hill is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the accepted ACGME’s (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) Core Curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context. A new Radiology Images section allows surgeons to practice their ability to identify radiological abnormalities and confirm the radiologist’s diagnosis. View each set of images with the abnormalities clearly labeled, or test yourself on your ability to loca...
Source: What's New on JEFFLINE - August 12, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: lgm002 Tags: All News Clinicians Students Teaching Faculty Source Type: news

Surgical Residents Disapprove Of 2011 ACGME Duty Hour Regulations, Survey Finds
JAMA Surgery Study Highlights In a study by Brian C. Drolet, M.D., of the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, and colleagues, the majority of surgical residents who were surveyed reported that they disapprove of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements (65.9 percent). A total of 1,013 residents in general surgery and surgical specialties at 123 ACGME-accredited teaching hospitals in the United States and U.S... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Students / Training Source Type: news

Doc chat: Are residents' long hours to blame for medical mistakes?
In 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education limited the number of hours medical residents could work continuously from 36 to 24 hours. In 2011, the ACGME cut the number of hours again, this time to 16. The goal is to reduce the number of medical mistakes interns make and provide a better quality of life for residents. However, a recent study published online by JAMA Internal .... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Reducing Interns' Hours May Harm Patient Safety
A new study suggests new national regulations to further restrict the duty hours of first year resident medical trainees (interns) in the US may be harming patient safety and physicians' training. On 1 July 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) brought in further restrictions of its 2003 regulations on duty hours and supervision. The ACGME is the body responsible for accrediting the majority of graduate medical training programs for physicians in the United States... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Students / Training Source Type: news

Ashley Selected to Serve on ACGME Board of Directors
Stanley W. Ashley, MD, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - October 19, 2012 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news