Medical EducationCommentary

The Single Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System

Boyd R. Buser, DO; James Swartwout, MA; Cheryl Gross, MA, CAE; and Maura Biszewski, BA
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Accepted: February 18, 2015

Published: April 1, 2015

J Osteopath Med; 115(4): 251-255

In 2014, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding, which creates a single accreditation system for graduate medical education. The present article outlines the history of the agreement and the 5-year transition process, which begins July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2020. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015;115(4):251-255 doi:10.7556/jaoa.2015.049

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