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Who is the SMART Coalition?

Securing Multiple Accreditation
Reviews and Transparency

The SMART Coalition is our response to the transition to single accreditation for Graduate Medical Education (GME). The result of this transition forces underserved and community-based residency programs to close. This adds further strain the medical education system, which is currently dealing with a physician shortage.

The Problem
We Face

In April 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) agreed to unify their resident physician training programs under the model used by the ACGME, which is the academic medical center model.This has 4 MAJOR FLAWS.
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There is a
Solution

Congress needs to identify and give authority to an alternative accrediting body to prevent the elimination of the community residency training program which has been successfully administered by the AOA for the past 30 years. By talking to your Congressman or Dean you can help!
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