Video: Review of the proposed ‘historic’ new plan to unify GME accreditation
A new accreditation system for all DO and MD graduate training programs in the U.S. is now in the burgeoning stages after the AOA, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Association of Osteopathic Medical Colleges (AACOM) agreed this week to pursue a unified system. This agreement, announced Wednesday, follows negotiations that took place after the ACGME proposed new program requirements last year that would have limited access for DOs going into ACGME-accredited programs.
“This is a watershed moment for medical training in the U.S.,” the ACGME’s CEO Thomas Nasca, MD, said in the news release. AACOM President Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, called the initiative “historic.”
“A unified accreditation system creates an opportunity to set universal standards for demonstrating competency with a focus on positive outcomes and the ability to share information on best practices,” said AOA President Ray E. Stowers, DO.
In this video, AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, reviews the plan and explains what will happen next and how it will affect DOs and osteopathic medical students.