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Featured blog post: ACGME announces major changes to accreditation

Residency Program Insider, February 28, 2012

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The world of GME is feeling a seismic shift this week after the ACGME unveiled plans for major changes to its accreditation system. The Next Accreditation System (NAS) will set the standard for measuring performance of all residents and, in turn, all programs at all GME institutions.

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According to an announcement by ACGME CEO Thomas Nasca, MD, MACP, NAS is the next evolution in the way accreditation will take place. It utilizes the core competencies established in 1998 and builds upon them to “reduce administrative burden, facilitate innovation, improve patient safety, and enhance quality of patient care.”

NAS will include the creation of milestones that will measure resident performance in each of the core competencies, elimination of the PIF, and the charge for programs to submit milestone data reports every six months for all residents.

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