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Fellowships in 2007-2008

Discussion in 'Pain Medicine' started by karenv, May 4, 2007.

  1. karenv

    karenv New Member 7+ Year Member

    May 16, 2006
    Does anyone know what will happen to the existing fellowships that are not "multidisciplinary"? The new ACGME guidelines requires programs to include training from all 4 disciplines (psych,neuro,anesthesia,pmr).
    Does anyone think that some programs will loose their accreditation in July of this year or will they have to comply by 2008?
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  3. HeyDoc

    HeyDoc Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2004
    Curious myself, when does the new ACGME guidelines go into effect???
  4. Disciple

    Disciple Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    In less than 2 months.
  5. lucyz02

    lucyz02 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2005
    I don't think anyone quite knows EXACTLY, however it seems the genral hypothesis is just as you sugested.... its likely that many will drop their accreditation making even less "accredited programs" and with more and more applicants now that its open to all essentially makes for stiff competetion. Ofcourse all hypothesis at this point.
  6. Stimulate

    Stimulate 2+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2006
    My pain fellowship director has mentioned that approximately 30 fellowship programs will either be closing or losing their acgme accreditation with this change. I don't know if those are anesthesiology-run pain fellowships or PM&R/Neuro/Psych, etc.
    For those interested in going into pain there is going to be a huge increase in the number of applicants for fellowship (family medicine, IM, etc) in the setting of a decline in the number of accredited spots. Should make life interesting....
    Also, there is discussion of the fellowship increasing to 18-24 months but that won't be for a couple of years...

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