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Medical News & Perspectives
May 8, 2002

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JAMA. 2002;287(18):2349-2350. doi:10.1001/jama.287.18.2349

New Orleans—A proposed yearlong postgraduate year (PGY) 5 fellowship in dermatologic surgery for dermatologists has sparked objections from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The residency review committee for dermatology seeks approval of the fellowship by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The ACS maintains that the proposed program lacks the comprehensiveness of training programs in plastic surgery, otolaryngology, and other traditional surgical specialties. Dermatologists note that 64 PGY-5 dermatologic surgery programs currently exist. ACGME accreditation would establish uniform standards to ensure educational quality across programs.

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