Elevating resident voices in health systems change: Lessons from the closure of Hahnemann University hospital

Thomas J. Nasca, Paul Foster Johnson*, Kevin B. Weiss, Timothy P. Brigham

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The closure of Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) in summer 2019 brought an abrupt end to its status as a sponsor of graduate medical education (GME). The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) provided assistance to ensure that more than 550 residents and fellows in HUH's 35 ACGME-accredited programs were able to transfer to new programs in which they could continue their education. As the ACGME joined other organizations in responding to HUH's closure, it was apparent that the voices of residents and fellows should be emphasized in regulatory processes and policies that address substantial disruptions to GME and affect their education, their daily lives, and their professional futures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-508
Number of pages3
JournalAcademic Medicine
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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