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More ACGME Review Committees to Accept AOA Board Certifications for Program Directors

(May 26, 2015) Several ACGME Review Committees have determined that they will accept AOA certification as meeting the board certification requirements to serve as a program director of osteopathic programs seeking ACGME accreditation. This means that an AOA-certified program director may serve without an ABMS member board certified co-program director. However, all other qualification requirements must still be met.The following ACGME Review Committees have made this decision: 

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pathology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Preventive Medicine

The ACGME Review Committees for Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine recently made similar announcements. These announcements continue to build on the positive momentum in the implementation of the single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system.

For updates on the single GME accreditation system please visit AACOM’s single GME page or sign up for updates at singlegme@aacom.org. For additional resources and information on the transition to the single GME accreditation system, please visit ACGME’s single GME page and AOA’s page at osteopathic.org/singlegme.