The single accreditation system (SAS) through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education was introduced in 2014. Its goals included increasing consistency in training and providing a dedicated place for delivery of osteopathic educational competencies. From 2015 to 2020, most osteopathic primary care and specialty residencies in Missouri successfully achieved accreditation. Nearly all osteopathic surgical specialty residencies and traditional internships did not make the transition. The current article examines the challenges and opportunities of SAS.
medical education, academic medicine, accreditation, internship and residency, graduate medical education, osteopathic medicine
LaBaere RJ, Jordan KJ. Impact of the Single Accreditation System on Missouri Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education. Missouri Medicine. 2020; 117(5).