FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Parkview Health has announced that it has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education (ACGME) for its two new medical graduate programs, which will help attract, train and retain physicians in the region.
The ACGME is an independent organization that sets and monitors professional education standards to prepare physicians to provide safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans, the press release said. Parkview has received accreditation for its internal medicine and general surgery programs, which will enroll residents in July 2022.
“Accreditation is an important step in launching Parkview’s graduate medical education programs,” said Susan Steffy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Parkview Hospital Randallia, who is Parkview’s Designated Institutional Lead with the ACGME. “We appreciate the dedication of the team who have worked to ensure that our programs will meet ACGME standards. We remain focused on creating programs that provide world-class training and experience for our medical residents, and enhance simultaneously access to high quality care for patients in our communities.
With ACGME accreditation, Parkview Health said its internal medicine and general surgery residency programs can participate in the National Resident Matching Program, also known as The Match. The Match is an independent organization that provides an orderly and fair mechanism to match the preferences of applicants for U.S. residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.
Medical students can begin applying for Parkview postgraduate medical education programs through The game starting in September, according to the press release. Applicants will be matched in March 2022, with programs starting in July 2022.
For more information on Parkview’s Graduate Medical Education Program, visit parkview.com/GME.