New York Medical College Receives Unprecedented 12-Year Accreditation
Valhalla, N.Y. —The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a professional organization that reviews and accredits institutions that sponsor residency training programs, has extended New York Medical College’s (NYMC) accreditation for a period of 12 years.
In May, under the former accreditation system, NYMC was granted full accreditation for five years through 2018, the maximum period allowable for an institutional sponsor of residency and fellowship programs. On July 1, the ACGME introduced a new accreditation model, the Next Accreditation System (NAS), a competency-based accreditation developed to reduce administrative burden, facilitate innovation, improve patient safety, and enhance quality of patient care. Under the NAS, NYMC's accreditation was extended to the year 2025.
“The successful outcome of the review and the resulting long period of continued accreditation confirm the high quality of the advanced training programs provided to new physicians by NYMC's clinical departments at all of its affiliated teaching hospitals,” said Richard McCarrick, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education and affiliations.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is a private, non-profit council that evaluates and accredits more than 9,000 residency programs in 135 specialties and subspecialties in the United States, affecting more than 116,000 residents. Its mission is to improve health care in the U.S. by assessing and advancing the quality of graduate medical education for physicians in training through accreditation.