Residency Review Committees of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have reviewed seven residency programs of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso and granted continued accreditation.
Programs receiving accreditation are: emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology (diagnostic), and surgery. Programs will now be reviewed yearly according to a recent ACGME change.
“We are very proud of being recognized by the ACGME for the outstanding efforts made by our training programs and reflected in their accreditation status,” said Armando Meza, M.D., associate dean for Graduate Medical Education, TTUHSC El Paso.
The ACGME is a private, nonprofit organization that accredits about 9,500 residency programs in 140 specialties and subspecialties that educate about 109,000 residents. Its mission is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation.
The ACGME was established in 1981 from a consensus in the academic medical community for an independent accrediting organization. The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation (www.acgme.org).