The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will be the single accrediting body for all osteopathic and allopathic residencies beginning in 2020. All small and rural residencies face vulnerabilities in achieving and maintaining accreditation, but osteopathic residencies may now be particularly challenged. Through a review of ACGME applications, interviews, and a survey of programs, this study seeks to identify challenges as well as resources and solutions that can support rural and small residency programs in primary care and several other specialties critical to rural communities. This study was conducted by the Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP), a HRSA-funded project of the University of Washington, Ohio University, and the University of North Dakota.
For more information, contact Davis Patterson, PhD