USF Health Graduate Medical Education program earns continued accreditation

The Graduate Medical Education (GME) program for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine recently earned continued accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

USF’s GME program, which oversees the training for all physician residents in MCOM, earned the accreditation along with substantial commendation for no citations, said Charles Paidas MD, MBA, vice dean GME at USF Health.

GME Vice Dean Dr. Charles Paidas greets Lindsey Ryan, MD, otolaryngology resident, on her first day at Tampa General Hospital in 2015.

The ACGME review committee commended USF Health for its “demonstrated substantial compliance with the ACGME’s Institutional Requirements without any new citation.”

“This is a big deal in ACGME world and testimony to everyone, but especially the USF Health GME staff,” Dr. Paidas said. “The ACGME doesn’t treat commendations lightly.”

In total, 59 of MCOM’s residency/fellowship programs received continued accreditation and three newer programs received initial accreditation.