2 hospitals losing neurosurgery residency programs

Alan Condon -   Print  |

The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education accredits 11,000 residency programs in the U.S. annually and removed credentials from eight programs this year.

Here are two neurosurgery residency programs that have been discredited in the past month.

1. The ACGME removed the neurosurgery residency program at Detroit Medical Center, which is operated with Wayne State University, effective June 30. WSU's top neurosurgical faculty recently left to join DMC, leaving the university without the required teaching credentials for the neurosurgery program. WSU School of Medicine Dean Jack Sobel, MD, plans to appeal the decision.

2. The neurosurgery residency program at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque will be scrapped June 30. UNM is unable to provide the full spectrum of community-based neurosurgical services for its residents, with high faculty turnover affecting the level of training. Meic Schmidt, MD, is joining as chief of neurosurgery in February and will be tasked with restoring the program.

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