National Coalition Discusses Improvements to Medical Education, Assessment, Practice
Members of the ACCME Board of Directors and executive staff participated in a meeting of the Coalition for Physician Accountability held January 7–8 in Dallas. James F. Burke, MD, Chair, and Carlyle Chan, MD, Vice-Chair, ACCME Board of Directors; and Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and Chief Executive, participated in the meeting, which was hosted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).
The Coalition for Physician Accountability comprises members from the national organizations responsible for the oversight, education, and assessment of medical students and physicians throughout their medical careers. Its purpose is to strengthen the professional self-regulation system through continuous improvement of medical education, assessment, and practice.
The ACCME is a charter member. Other charter members include the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Osteopathic Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. The Coalition also now has a public member, Myra Christopher, from the Center for Practical Bioethics.