DMC loses appeal to keep neurosurgical residency: 4 details

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The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education denied Detroit Medical Center's appeal to keep its neurosurgery residency program, according to The Detroit News.

Four things to know:

1. The accrediting body withdrew accreditation last September after investigating the DMC neurological surgery residency program. The ACGME was tipped off about issues with the program by a former resident.

2. DMC CEO Audrey Gregory, PhD, RN, said that the hospital plans to re-establish its neurological surgery residency program, which currently has 12 residents enrolled.

3. The seven-year program will lose its accreditation in June.

4. Four of six physicians in the neurosurgery residency program left University Physicians Group when it declared bankruptcy in November 2018 to become DMC employees, and Wayne State University terminated the neurosurgeons’ faculty appointments when they became DMC employees. The two other in the program left DMC all together.

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