Friday, November 16, 2012

AMA Adopts Principles for Physician Employment

Nov. 13, 2012

CHICAGO The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new guiding principles for physicians entering into employment and contractual arrangements. The principles address the unique challenges to professionalism and the practice of medicine arising from the physician employment trend and were adopted at the AMA’s semi-annual policy-making meeting.

Read the rest from AMA here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

AOA, ACGME Move Toward Unified Accreditation for Graduate Medical Education Programs

Released Oct. 24, 2012

The AOA [American Osteopathic Association], the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have entered into an agreement to pursue a single, unified accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the United States beginning in July 2015. During the coming months, the three organizations will work toward defining a process, format and timetable for ACGME to accredit all osteopathic graduate medical education programs currently accredited by the AOA. The AOA and AACOM would then become organizational members of ACGME.

Read more from the AOC here.