08/25/11 Portland, Ore.
The Department of Surgery recently received a five-year accreditation with commendation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its Residency Program. This is the maximum accreditation award, and means the department’s next ACGME survey will occur in 2016.
Karen Deveney, MD, Professor, Vice Chair of Education and Program Director, Department of Surgery, was commended for a well-run program. The ACGME called the program’s pass-rates for first-time test takers to the qualifying and certifying exam “excellent,” and commented on the “well-executed program information form.”
“It’s phenomenal to receive the full-length accreditation, and the commendation from the ACGME really speaks to Dr. Deveney’s leadership of the Surgery Residency Program,” said John Hunter, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery. “Her commitment to our residents is clear and I am grateful for her efforts on behalf of our department.”
“This accomplishment would not be possible without the support and mentoring provided to residents by our faculty members, as well as the participation of our partner institutions,” said Dr. Deveney. “We take pride in structuring our program for the many possibilities a career in surgery offers.”
The Department of Surgery’s Residency Program welcomed 22 new residents this year – one of the largest such programs in the nation – and offers the only General Surgery Residency in Oregon, as well as career development opportunities for women in surgery.
Pictured: Dr. Deveney at a Women in Surgery conference in 2010