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News and briefs: GME accreditation unites

Residency Program Insider, October 30, 2012

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The ACGME, AOA, and AACOM announced their intentions to move forward with plans to merge into a single accreditation body. All three parties will work together to establish a format and timetable for AOA and AACOM to become official organizational members under the ACGME, according to a statement from the ACGME.


With advancing healthcare quality at the top of the priority list, the organizations will also transition residents in AOA programs to an ACGME-approved body. The unified GME system is scheduled to officially begin in July 2015, according to the statement.


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