(May 5, 2015) The ACGME Review Committees for Dermatology and Diagnostic Radiology 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 and therefore that an AOA-certified program director may serve without an ABMS member board certified co-program director. However, all other qualification related requirements must still be met.
Along with similar statements in the past few months by the ACGME Review Committees for Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, this announcement continues the positive momentum toward the transition to a system of single accreditation in graduate medical education.
For updates on the single GME accreditation system please visit AACOM’s single GME page or sign up for updates at firstname.lastname@example.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.
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) represents the 31 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. These colleges are accredited to deliver instruction at 44 teaching locations in 29 states. In the 2014-15 academic year these colleges are educating over 24,600 future physicians—more than 20 percent of all US medical students. Six of the colleges are public and 25 are private institutions.
AACOM was founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and to serve as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. AACOM provides leadership for the osteopathic medical education community by promoting excellence in medical education, research and service, and by fostering innovation and quality across the continuum of osteopathic medical education to improve the health of the American public.