Thursday, July 18, 2013

SUNY Downstate's Residency Program on Probation

SUNY Downstate. Photo: Google Maps
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), citing an “egregious catastrophic event,” has placed SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s residency program on probation, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

Downstate will be appealing the probationary designation.

In the meantime, Downstate is supposed to be letting potential grad students know of their probationary status. A check of Downstate's website on Wednesday finds no mention of the accreditation problem so far.

The "catastrophic event" is likely the gutting of the core departments and the resident teaching program at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) by SUNY Downstate, which is trying to shut down LICH to harvest its real estate.

SUNY's certification was linked with LICH when they took over LICH two years ago.

LICH was recently rated the number two hospital in Brooklyn by US News and World Report.

Downstate's ban on ambulance delivery to LICH continues to throw the emergency health care system of northwest Brooklyn into dangerous chaos.

All LICH posts here.

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