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New ACGME requirements: Is your program affected?

Residency Program Insider, October 28, 2008

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The ACGME announced the approval of several new program requirements in an Oct. 13 news release.

According to the announcement, the ACGME Board of Directors approved new Common Program Requirements for the following five one-year fellowships:

  • Pediatric rehabilitation medicine
  • Pediatric transplant hepatology
  • Pediatric urology
  • Spinal cord injury medicine
  • Surgical critical care


All requirements took effect on Sept. 16, except for pediatric transplant hepatology and pediatric urology. Those requirements go into effect on Nov. 16, 2008 and July 1, 2009, respectively.
 
Fellowship requirements weren’t the only regulations to get a revision. The ACGME Board also approved changes to the following specialty program requirements:


The requirement changes for pediatric transplant hepatology are slight, and they will go into on Nov. 16th, stated the press release. Changes to the internal medicine, pediatric urology, and urology are more substantial, and programs have until July 1, 2009 to implement them.



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