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Unity Health Graduate Medical Education Program Receives Accreditation

Hospital news | Monday, April 8, 2019

The Unity Health Graduate Medical Education program is proud to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for the psychiatry residency program. The GME psychiatry program will now accept both the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and the Doctor of Medicine degree for psychiatry.

GME Director, Andrew Powell, M.D., said he is pleased to receive this news, "This vital accreditation represents the culmination of a long process involving a lot of work by those in the GME Department and especially the Psychiatric Medicine residency program. Many challenges were overcome. It was very much a team effort and I am proud of everyone involved. I consider it a tremendous privilege to be involved in the inception of Unity's residency training program."
The ACGME accredits sponsoring institutions, such as Unity Health, who offer residency and fellowship programs and dedicates resources and initiatives for accredited programs. Their mission is to employ best practices, research and advances throughout medical education to enhance healthcare and graduate medical education.

Resident, Harshasu Barot of the Psychiatry program said, "As an incoming resident, the ACGME accreditation further solidifies my decision in joining Unity Health. I am grateful for the leadership from the Psychiatric Medicine residency department and Graduate Medical Education for reaching this milestone. We hope to continue and expand on their vision moving forward in future."

Unity Health is pleased to receive this accreditation and residents will be able to experience an even greater education in the clinical learning environment and have the opportunity to improve patient care, safety and practice physician professionalism.