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The AOA's big push for training positions

Residency Program Insider, June 20, 2014

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The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) wants to increase osteopathic training programs and positions by 30% in the next three years, according to information recently posted on the association’s website.
 
The goal is part of the AOA’s Strategic Plan and represents the first time the association has identified measurable targets for growth, according to the AOA. The association says it has created a database that compares hospitals without training programs to demographic data about DOs in the region, allowing the association to identify targets for new training programs.
 
The AOA intends to increase osteopathic training programs even as they begin to be accredited by the ACGME in 2015, as part of a plan to establish a single accreditation system for GME.
 
“Our pursuit of these goals will continue as we move to a single GME accreditation system and after the transition is complete,” according to the AOA. “Expanding the number of osteopathic-focused training programs has support from our partners on the allopathic side, too. We’re all on the same page about the need to create new GME opportunities.” 

 



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