The program is sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
Department of Internal Medicine. (ACGME: 1404831423)
The sponsoring institution provides graduate medical education (GME) that facilitates fellows’ professional, ethical and personal development through curricula, evaluation, and fellow supervision to support safe and appropriate patient care. The Designated Institutional Official (DIO) in collaboration with the UT Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), oversee all ACGME-accredited programs of the sponsoring institution. Collectively, they have the authority and responsibility for the oversight and administration of the sponsoring institution’s programs and responsibility for assuring compliance with ACGME common, specialty/subspecialty-specific program, and institutional requirements.
The University of Texas at Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center Program, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) #1554812150. www.acgme.org It is a private, nonprofit council that evaluates and accredits medical residency programs in the United States.
The ACGME was established in 1981 from a consensus in the academic medical community for an independent accrediting organization. Its forerunner was the Liaison Committee for Graduate Medical Education, established in 1972. It currently accredits over 8,700 programs. The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through exemplary accreditation. Its member organizations are the American Board of Medical Specialties, American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. Member organizations each appoint four members to the Board of Directors, which also includes two resident members, three public directors, a chair of the Council of Review Committees, one to four at large directors, and a non-voting federal representative.