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AOA, AACOM join ACGME

Residency Program Insider, January 16, 2015

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The alignment of residency program accreditation for MDs and DOs moved forward with the recent announcement by the ACGME that the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have become member organizations.
 
Four osteopathic physicians, nominated by the AOA and AACOM, were also elected to the ACGME Board of Directors: Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS; David Forstein, DO, FACOOG; Gary Slick, DO, MACOI, FACP; and Clinton Adams, DO, FACHE.
 
All three organization reached an agreement last year to pursue a single accreditation system for all GME programs. Presently, the ACGME maintains its own accreditation system for allopathic educational programs, while the AOA maintains its own for osteopathic programs. A single accreditation system will allow graduates of allopathic and osteopathic medical schools to complete their residencies or fellowships at ACGME-accredited programs.
 
Source: American Osteopathic Association

 

 



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