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UTGSM Programs Meet Full ACGME Requirements

William Metheny, PhD, Assistant Dean & Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical and Dental Education, announced that the UT Graduate School of Medicine has achieved full accreditation status without citations for its 15 residency and fellowship programs accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In July 2013, the ACGME implemented its "Next Accreditation System," reviewing programs annually based on performance reports rather than every 3-5 years under the former accreditation system.

Dr. Metheny said, "Unfortunately, the ACGME provides no comparative data on the number of citations other institutions and their programs may be carrying, but I would contend that we are exactly where the ACGME would like to see all of their institutions, 100% in compliance with their requirements."

UTGSM programs accredited by the ACGME include Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Transitional Year, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology, General Surgery and Urology residency programs as well as fellowship programs in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Pulmonary Disease, Sports Medicine, Surgical Critical Care and Vascular Surgery.

The ACGME is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans.

Posted May 19, 2017


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