Recently, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) proposed two new policies that would limit future DOs from being able to train in its programs. They include:
- Requiring an ACGME-accredited residency program as a prerequisite for clinical education for entry into an ACGME-accredited residency program or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RSPSC)-accredited residency program located in Canada. (This would limit a DO who completed an AOA-accredited internship from proceeding to an ACGME program unless they repeated their internship year in an ACGME-accredited residency program.)
- Requiring an ACGME-accredited residency program or RCPSC-accredited residency program in Canada as a prerequisite for clinical education for entry into an ACGME-accredited fellowship program.
We’re working to have these proposed policies rescinded but can also use your help. If you know of any MD program directors who would support rescinding these policies, ask them to email their comments
to ACGME at CPRRevision@acgme.org no later than Wednesday, Nov. 23. Thank you for your help and involvement to address this matter.
We’ll be sure to share any updates on this issue with you.