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On the Importance of Participating and the Value of Getting Involved

Different cultures have distinct ways of determining what will happen; some have a leader who makes all decisions; some have a senior council of elders; some have voting, yet with varying understandings of who may vote. In some communities, it is the loudest voice that controls; in others, only a voice that agrees with a “favored” position is heard; in some, speaking up can in and of itself be fraught with negative consequences.

What is the ACGME-I’s “culture” in this regard? It is simple: participation is essential. The ACGME-I model of accreditation is built on a peer-driven process: those who teach and learn are responsible for setting the requirements. This is manifest most clearly by how accreditation decisions are made.  They are made by the Review Committees-International, not by ACGME-I staff members. These peers teach are actively involved in teaching residents and fellows, and represent virtually all countries where the ACGME-I provides accreditation services. The membership also includes US educators to round out clinical areas of expertise.

THOMAS J. NASCA, MD, MACP

CEO, ACGME and ACGME International

4/30/2015
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THOMAS J. NASCA, MD, MACP
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