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News and briefs: New requirements concern DO transfers

Residency Program Insider, January 10, 2012

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The DO Advisory Board is looking to amend proposed changes to the ACGME’s Common Program Requirements regarding transfer residents.

According to a recent story in AOA’s online publication, The DO, new requirements seek to restrict the transfer of residents from AOA-approved institutions to ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs. Under the proposed language, by 2014, residents completing a required osteopathic internship year must re-take the internship to transfer to an ACGME program. The same applies to fellows beginning in 2015.

Four states--Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania-- require an osteopathic internship for licensure.

The ACGME accepted comments on the proposed changes and will hold a meeting on its findings in February. A rule change would not affect the 20% of residents enrolled in AOA programs that have dual accreditation with the ACGME.

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