Medical residency programs are about to undergo substantial changes in the ways the physicians of tomorrow are trained.
Beginning in July, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will implement the Next Accreditation System to oversee training residents in 7 specialties: emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, diagnostic radiology, and urological surgery. In July 2014, the Next Accreditation System will be implemented by all remaining specialties and ultimately cover more than 9000 medical residency programs throughout the country.
Mitka M. Residencies Roll Out New Training System. JAMA. 2013;309(20):2085-2086. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3943