Fellowship programs receive full re-accreditation

Friday, September 9, 2011

Earlier this year, 11 of the Department's 13 fellowship programs – Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiovascular Electrophysiology; Cardiovascular Interventional; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology, Geriatrics;Hematology-Oncology; Infectious Diseases; Nephrology; Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine; and Rheumatology & Immunology – underwent routine assessment by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residency review committees, and each received full re-accreditation for five more years.

"I am truly proud of your accomplishments, and the impact that our fellows and faculty have across the Department," Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the department, wrote to the fellowship directors.

Bill Hargett, MD, associate program director for the department's fellowship programs, was instrumental in coordinating the programs's preparation for the RRC site visits. He sat down this summer to share his satisfaction with the results:

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In a memo to department chairs and fellowship directors, John Weinerth, MD, associate dean for graduate medical education, celebrated the fact that during the academic year 2010-11, Duke University Hospital received 27 accreditation decisions from the Review Committees of the ACGME and the yearly EIP assessment from the Internal Medicine RRC.

Weinerth extend special congratulations and recognition to the four programs that were awarded continued accreditation without any citations, including Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, which is directed by Thomas Weber, MD. Weber was among the program directors and coordinators singled out for their display of excellent ongoing commitment to education and conscientiousness of documentation.

In addition, Carlos de Castro, MD (Hematology Oncology) and Andrew Muir, MD, MHS (Gastroenterology) were singled out for special commendation.

The Department's website for the fellowship programs, at fellowships.medicine.duke.edu, will soon be getting an updated design and content refresh.