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SOM Receives Highest Accreditation Status from ACGME

The accrediting body for medical residencies and fellowships has granted Saint Louis University School of Medicine continued accreditation, which is its highest accreditation status.

The accreditation status conferred by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) took effect Jan. 24, after a site visit earlier in the month.

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Saint Louis University is the sponsoring institution for 65 residency and fellowship programs at six area hospitals and many other clinical sites.

“We share the ACGME’s goal of fostering learning and working environments for residents and fellows that support patient safety, advance graduate medical education and ensure the well-being of physicians,” said Julie Gammack, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education.

“Continued accreditation offers external validation that our data and internal processes in managing our graduate medical education programs meet the ACGME’s quality standards.”

Kevin Behrns, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, praised faculty, staff, clinical partners and trainees.

“This is terrific news for us and a testament to the great work of Dr. Gammack and the GME office,” Behrns said. “More than 70 faculty, residents, program coordinators and administrators participated in the ACGME’s recent Institutional Review Committee site visit, and I am so grateful for their dedication in moving us forward.”