Through the first half of November, ACGME International (ACGME-I) leaders traveled through the Asia Pacific Region to attend numerous conferences to strengthen ties with the graduate medical education (GME) communities in the region, including participation in three conferences:
At the IAMRA conference in Bali, ACGME-I President and Chief Executive Officer James A. Arrighi, MD, met with GME leaders from across the globe, including from the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME), the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), and others.
ACGME-I Executive Director Lorraine Lewis, EdD joined with colleagues from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Global Services staff for a joint exhibit booth at TJICH. During this same trip, Dr. Lewis met with various leaders of Taiwan’s GME community.
Dr. Arrighi discussed “The Role of Assessment of PGME Programs in Competency-Based Medical Education” at VMEC. Throughout the event, he also met with several representatives of Vietnam’s medical education leadership. ACGME-I currently accredits VinUni College of Health Sciences as a Sponsoring Institution; VinUni is the first institution in Vietnam to achieve ACGME-I accreditation.
“The Asia Pacific region is tremendously important to ACGME-I, as we seek new partners to work together to improve on health care delivery through strengthening GME across this dynamic region,” said Dr. Arrighi. “The desire to collaborate for the betterment of GME throughout this vast region is enthusiastically reciprocal.”