Graduate Medical Education and the Residency Review Committee: History and Challenges

Britt, L. D.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p136
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in the U.S. The ACGME acts as an oversight organization for all Residency Review Committees (RRCs). Members of the RRC are responsible for ensuring the quality of the surgery of graduate medical education (GME). Challenges for the RRC include the implementation of the duty hour limitation of the ACGME. Its competency-based curriculum might be the pattern for the development of training programs in surgery.


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