ACGME grants accreditation to Piedmont Athens Regional's yearlong residency program

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education granted Piedmont Athens (Ga.) Regional's transitional year residency program accreditation, according to the Athens Banner Herald.

The transitional year residency program, which will begin in July, is a yearlong program allowing residents the opportunity to work with Piedmont Athens Regional physicians to develop fundamental clinic skills and complete select elective clinical rotations, the report states.

The program is affiliated with the Athens-based Augusta University-University of Georgia Medical Partnership, a collaboration by both institutions to alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians.

Piedmont Athens Regional officials also announced its internal medicine residency program received continued accreditation from ACGME.

More articles on hospital-physician relationships:
Stanford University Medical School physician dies in car crash
US Coast Guard ends search for missing Oklahoma physician-pilot
Vanderbilt University Medical Center places resident on leave following complaints about social media activism

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months