The AODME, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), held a town hall for directors of medical education and program directors to provide more information and answer any questions on the single GME accreditation system. Download a copy of the presentation slide deck here.
AOA President Norman Vinn, DO, sent an email to all AOA members today announcing an agreement with ACGME on a single GME accreditation system. Dr. Vinn notes, “As I stated in our joint press release issued today, a single GME accreditation system ensures that all physicians have access to the primary and sub-specialty training they need for the patients they want to serve. For the osteopathic medical profession, the system recognizes the unique principles and practices of DOs and our contribution to the health and well-being of all Americans. While there is still much to determine over the coming months as far as processes, I am sure many of you have questions. Please visit www.osteopathic.org/acgme for more information.”
Stephen Shannon, DO, President of AACOM:
An Open Letter to AODME Members on ACGME Announcement
I want to inform you that a final agreement has been reached by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), which establishes a single accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the U.S.
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