The medical malpractice insurance coverage for residents and fellows employed at Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) between January 2018 and September 2019 has been extended from January 10, 2020 to February 10, 2020.
This update includes information on the status of malpractice insurance for former Hahnemann residents and fellows, resources for these individuals, and the ACGME Institutional Requirements regarding professional liability insurance.
The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, writes about the proposed development of a family medicine residency program in a critical access hospital, which will seek ACGME accreditation. Chief Accreditation Officer Lynne Kirk, MD, is quoted.
Following steady growth in ACGME-accredited programs over the last decade, the 2018-2019 academic year showed the largest annual increase of programs to 11,685, up 4.2 percent from the previous academic year.
The ACGME is pleased to report that all 32 residents from Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) in Wheeling, West Virginia have accepted offers to transfer to other ACGME-accredited programs where they will continue their education.
Linda B. Andrews, MD joined the ACGME leadership team in February 2019 as the new Senior Vice President, Field Activities. We chatted with Dr. Andrews to learn more about her background and her vision for Field Activities at the ACGME.
The DO writes about the closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center, and how the ACGME has invoked its Extraordinary Circumstances policy to facilitate the transfer of residents to other programs.