Residency

Navigating residency matches under a single accreditation system

Residency Program Insider, April 22, 2016

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As the ACGME, American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) continue to transition to a single accreditation system, medical students may wonder how residency matches will be impacted.

According to Lorenzo L. Pence, DO, ACGME senior vice president of osteopathic accreditation, since the ACGME does not administer any matches, students will continue to be able to participate in whichever match is appropriate for their specialty, such as the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), the Military Match, San Francisco Match, and Urology Match.

Allopathic students will actually have more options under the single accreditation system. According to AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, students studying for MDs who have met certain prerequisites in relation to osteopathic medicine will be able to match with a program that contains osteopathic training through the NRMP.

Source: AMA Wire



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