Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency receives highest accreditation rating
Billings, MT – Billings Clinic is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has granted the Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency program ten year accreditation with no citations. This is ACGME’s highest rating. With this accreditation, the residency moves from provisional accreditation to full continued accreditation through the Next Accreditation System.
In order to achieve 10 year accreditation, Billings Clinic demonstrated compliance with ACGME’s rigorous standards and institutional requirements. In addition, the residency received a commendation for the “enthusiasm and efforts of the distinguished faculty among the program’s many strengths.”
“This is a wonderful testament to the hard work and dedication of our Billings Clinic faculty, staff, leadership, and providers,” said Dr. Virginia Mohl, Billings Clinic Designated Institutional Official, “The ten year accreditation also reflects the commitment, enthusiasm and scholarship of our internal medicine and preliminary residents. As an organization, we are very proud of this accomplishment.”
Billings Clinic established Montana’s first Internal Medicine residency program in 2014. The program is designed to address the primary care shortage by training general internal medicine physicians to care for complex patients in the region. The learning model integrates competency-based residency training with a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH is a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated through their primary care physician to ensure they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand.