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News and briefs: Medical school loses accreditation

Residency Program Insider, October 18, 2011

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The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) recently withdrew accreditation of San Juan Batista School of Medicine’s MD degree program. According to the AAMC’s website, the decision was based primarily on “the LCME’s assessment of inadequate clinical resources.” An independent appeals panel held a hearing on Sept. 12, giving the Puerto Rico-based medical school the opportunity to appeal the decision. The panel then met in executive session to review all of the information it had collected. On Oct. 3, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine received notification that the decision to withdraw accreditation was final, and that it needed to notify students and applicants immediately. The college has not posted any notifications on its website about the future of the program. According to the AAMC’s website, students who would graduate from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in 2012 would not be eligible to participate in ACGME-sponsored residency programs under current ACGME eligibility requirements.
 



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