The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Board of Directors confirmed Dr. Mark Stafford-Smith’s appointment to the ACGME Review Committee for Anesthesiology on June 8. Dr. Stafford-Smith is Duke Anesthesiology’s vice chair of education and the director of the fellowship education program. In his new role with the ACGME, Dr. Stafford-Smith, professor of anesthesiology, will help the non-profit organization achieve its mission to “improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physician’s education through accreditation.”
Members of review committees set accreditation standards, provide peer evaluation of programs or sponsoring institutions to assess the degree to which these comply with the published educational requirements, and confer an accreditation status on each program or sponsoring institution with regard to meeting those standards. The ACGME is responsible for accrediting graduate medical education programs and institutions, while other organizations accredit medical schools (e.g. LCME, COCA) and continuing medical education (e.g. ACCME).
To learn more about the ACGME, visit http://www.acgme.org/.