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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine have agreed to pursue a single, unified accreditation system for U.S. graduate medical education programs, potentially beginning in July 2015. The organizations said they will work over the coming months toward defining a process, format, and timetable for ACGME to accredit all osteopathic graduate medical education programs currently accredited by AOA. AOA and AACOM would become members of ACGME. "This approach would ensure that the evaluation and accountability for the competency of resident physicians are consistent across all programs," Dr. Thomas Nasca, CEO of ACGME, said in a statement. When fully implemented, residents entering AEA-accredited programs would be eligible to complete training in ACGME programs, the groups said.

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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE
Author:Schneider, Mary Ellen
Publication:OB GYN News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2012
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