Johns Hopkins regains accreditation
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 26, 2004
The internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital is back in the good graces of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The ACGME reinstituted accreditation for the program after an October site visit found that the department had come into compliance with the 80-hour work-week regulations.
The ACGME found the internal medicine program to be violating duty hour standards last summer, following a complaint from a resident.
As part of bringing the program into compliance, Johns Hopkins has assigned more staff to monitor duty hours, reorganized the graduate medical education committee to provide closer oversight of residency programs, hired a full-time compliance officer and appointed a team to verify information provided by each residency program.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/01/26/prbf0126.htm.