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.
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.
The ACGME invoked its Extraordinary Circumstances Policy (ACGME Policies and Procedures, Section 21.00) following the closure announcement for Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC), a participating site for ACGME-accredited residency programs.
On August 7, 2019, Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) in Wheeling, West Virginia informed its employees it would close in 60 to 90 days. OVMC is a participating site for ACGME-accredited emergency medicine and internal medicine residency programs.
The second and final tier of Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) programs will close Tuesday, August 6, 2019. More than 95 percent of residents and fellows have found new positions and most of those not yet placed have received offers.
Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) closed its first tier of GME programs July 29 and will close the second and final tier August 6. More than 95 percent of residents/fellows have found new positions and most not yet placed have received offers.
ACGME staff members continue to assist residents/fellows displaced by the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital by compiling and disseminating a list of available positions at other institutions, per the ACGME Extraordinary Circumstances Policy.