Detroit Medical Center will try to save neurosurgery residency program

Detroit Medical Center CEO Tony Tedeschi, MD, announced Nov. 12 that the system will appeal a decision by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education to withdraw accreditation for the system's neurosurgery residency program, according to Crain's Detroit Business.

DMC's neurosurgery training program with Wayne State University is slated to lose accreditation June 30. The ACGME decided to withdraw accreditation following a site visit in September. Sources told Crain's Detroit Business that the inspection occurred after complaints by DMC physicians.

Though the relationship between Wayne State and DMC has deteriorated in recent years, that was not the direct cause of the accreditation loss, Wayne State University School of Medicine Dean Jack Sobel, MD, told The Detroit News. Neither the ACGME nor the hospital would comment on why the program was losing its accreditation or how it could restore its credentials.

In a statement to Crain's Detroit Business, DMC said it will apply to reestablish the neurosurgery residency program if the appeal fails.

"We are committed to working with our academic partners to dedicate the resources necessary to offer a neurosurgery residency program that is built on strong leadership and training, and providing neurosurgery residents with a safe, professional and dynamic clinical learning environment," DMC said in the statement to Crain's Detroit Business.

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