Single Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System Feature


edChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, recently published its latest issue of Maryland Medicine: Medical Training for the 21st Century. Focusing on the medical training pipeline of the future and related issues in need of attention, the journal featured an enlightening article about the single accreditation system, co-authored by AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, and Program Manager Alegneta Long, MPP.

The Single Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System” overviews the transition to a single standard in graduate medical education (GME) and how the new single accreditation system structure aligns with the call for more interconnectedness and uniformity among U.S. health care systems.

"As we traverse the transition, many changes may be necessary on behalf of the accreditation systems, programs, and institutions to ensure a smoother process for all key stakeholders—particularly students, residents, and fellows. The intent of the single accreditation system is to align learning, teaching, and evaluation in clinical training and to promote health and health care for the public by enhancing education. SAS should also build a stronger collective voice within medical education and health care to advocate for GME and expand residency positions to meet the nation’s health care needs.”

The article also highlights:

  • Changes in the ACGME accreditation system
  • Osteopathic recognition and recruitment of osteopathic medical students
  • Governance and launch of the single accreditation system application process
  • Changes ease the transition for AOA-accredited programs and osteopathic medical students

Read the full Single GME Accreditation System feature.

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June 2016
Vol. 10, No. 5