The GMEC recognizes that the ACGME accredits few combined training
programs.† However, with the approval of
the appropriate American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and with knowledge
of the appropriate Residency Review Committee, completion of combined programs
may be accomplished in the
Combined specialty programs:† Programs recognized by two or more separate specialty boards to provide GME in a particular combined specialty.† Each combined specialty program is made up of two or three programs, accredited separately by the ACGME at the same institution.† (source ACGME Glossary)
1.†††††††† This procedure must be complete at least 4 months before the training begins.†
2.†††††††† The appropriate certification Board and/or sub-boards must approve the training.† Boards that do not approve this type of request should, at a minimum, acknowledge receipt of the request for approval.
3.†††††††† Training-specific documentation will include at a minimum:
∑ a block diagram for the duration of the training,
∑ available selectives† and electives,
∑ totals of research and clinical months, and
∑ source of funding for each year of the program.
4.†††††††† The appropriate ACGME Residency Review Committees must acknowledge the programís enterprise of combining programs.
5.†††††††† ACGME WebADS will define how the resident will be listed in WebADS for each year of the program.
6.†††††††† The GMEC will acknowledge that steps 2-5 have been completed.
7.†††††††† All of the above documentation (2-5) must be kept in the residentís file and in the programís file in the Deanís Office.
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