Tuesday, October 2, 2012

amednews.com: ACGME extends accreditation abroad to improve physician training

Officials in Singapore and the Middle East are partnering with the U.S. graduate medical education accrediting body.

Carolyn Krupa, October 1, 2012

For more than three decades, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has evaluated and accredited graduate medical education programs in the U.S. Now it is expanding its reach with an international program aimed at raising GME standards in other countries around the world.

ACGME-International recently completed the first phase of a partnership with the Ministry of Health in Singapore to revamp the GME accreditation system in that country. Meanwhile, the ACGME-I has signed contracts in Qatar and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and is negotiating with officials in Oman, said John Nylen, ACGME-I executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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