Learn More About ACGME Accreditation
We know you may have questions about the recent changes in accreditation. Below are answers to common questions that can help you understand what’s changing and how it impacts—or doesn’t impact—the institution, your role or your training.
Earlier this year, the ACGME decided to withdraw accreditation of our Cardiovascular Disease (Medicine) Fellowship programs, effective June 30, 2020, and change the accreditation status of the Sponsoring Institution (USC/LAC+USC Medical Center) to Probationary Accreditation, effective immediately. It’s important to note all other training programs are still ACGME-accredited.
We are already pursuing a path consistent with ACGME policy to enable us to regain Continued Accreditation for the Sponsoring Institution and apply for a new Cardiovascular Disease (Medicine) Fellowship program. In September, we took an important step along this path as the ACGME conducted a Sponsoring Institution Site Visit to review our compliance with all institutional requirements. We expect a decision on the Sponsoring Institution’s accreditation status from the ACGME Review Committee in mid-December. We remain committed to continually improving our programs and hope to have a new Cardiovascular Disease (Medicine) Fellowship Program in early 2020, before the withdrawal effective date of June 30, 2020 for the current program.
We will update this site frequently as we receive additional questions.
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- Mental health services, including appointments, check-ins and an online platform that can help manage stress, anxiety and depression are available. Plus, we offer access to mindfulness classes and two free meditation apps.
- The Occupational Therapy Lifestyle Redesign Program helps improve time management, self-care and work-life balance.
- The Keck Peer Support Program offers a confidential peer counseling program.
- The recreation center and dietician services help care for physical health.
- The Office of Religious Life is available for spiritual reflection and open to those of all faith or those with no religious affiliation.
- Financial counseling and financial literacy workshops are available.
- Academic Support Services, including one-on-one coaching, peer-led review sessions and programs specific to where you are in your academic journey are available.