Several ACGME Review Committees have determined that, during the transition to the single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system, residency programs in specialties requiring a preliminary clinical year will be permitted flexibility in accepting residents who have completed this training in an AOA-approved program. During this transition, ACGME-accredited residency programs in these specialties can consider applicants from AOA-approved internship programs that are not yet pre-accredited or accredited by the ACGME and not jeopardize their accreditation status if they accept such applicants. The Review Committees permitting this flexibility have communicated this information through FAQs and/or other communications with program directors in the specialty. View a summary of the Eligibility FAQs for Specialties with a Preliminary Year .
For more information and educational resources, visit web pages dedicated to the transition by the ACGME
, and the AOA
. For questions related to the single accreditation system or this update, email email@example.com