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CIHQ Requirements for Graduate Medical Education Programs

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CIHQ Requirements for Graduate Medical Education Programs


What are the CIHQ requirements for graduate medical education programs?


The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) standards address graduate medical education programs at MS-10.  If the hospital participates in graduate medical education programs (GME), the hospital along with the medical staff must assure the following:

  • There must be a written document describing the scope of patient care rendered by individuals enrolled in GME; this includes levels of physician supervision as appropriate
  • A policy must be developed and implemented that addresses documentation in the medical record by GME participants, including who may write patient care orders and entries that must be co-signed by a supervising physician must be identified.
  • The hospital must develop and implement processes to identify and address patient safety and/or quality-of-care issues arising from care given by GME participants.



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