As the profession continues its transition to a single system of graduate medical education, DOs remain highly involved at the leadership level in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
AOA Past President Robert Juhasz, DO, was recently appointed to ACGME’s board of directors as its new AOA representative. In addition, AOA Past President Karen Nichols, DO, and David Forstein, DO, have each been renewed for a second three-year term on the ACGME board, while Richard Pascucci, DO, was appointed to the board as its new American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine representative.
The latest numbers show that an additional 34 AOA residency programs have now achieved initial ACGME accreditation. That means that 58%, or 725 out of 1,244 programs, are now ACGME-accredited or have submitted an application. Another 311 programs are still working on their applications, and an additional 32 programs recently achieved osteopathic recognition (OR), driving the total to 111 programs with OR.