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Doc-training programs to be judged on outcomes
Modern Healthcare

The nation’s physician-training programs are set to undergo a restructuring, phased in over two years starting in July 2013, which will ultimately result in a system where accreditation is based on educational outcomes. In a special report co-written by Dr. Thomas Nasca, CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and posted on the New England Journal of Medicine website, it’s stated that the effort, known as the Next Accreditation System, will also “enhance the ability of the peer-review system to prepare physicians for practice” and reduce administrative burdens “associated with the current structure and process-based approach.”