Veit, DO '76, Named to ACGME Board of DirectorsOctober 28, 2020
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has appointed Kenneth Veit, DO '76, MBA, provost, senior vice president of academic affairs and dean at Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to its Board of Directors, effective September 30,
“It is an honor to serve on the ACGME Board of Directors,” said Veit. “I look forward
to working with my colleagues to offer recommendations to help ensure our graduate
medical education institutions continue to be the best in the world.”
Dr. Veit will serve a three-year term with the ability for reinstatement for a second
three-year term beginning in September 2023. The ACGME Board of Directors is made
up of 42 members representing a diverse group of specialties and subspecialties.
“Now more than ever in these days of COVID-19 we need our best and brightest to serve
this remarkable profession,” said Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, FACP, CS-F, chair
of the ACGME Board of Directors. “Thank you for your willingness to serve and welcome
to the ACGME Board of Directors.”
The ACGME is a private, non-profit, professional organization responsible for the
accreditation of over 12,000 residency and fellowship programs and the approximately
865 institutions that sponsor these programs in the United States. Residency and fellowship
programs educate approximately 145,000 resident and fellow physicians in 157 specialties
and subspecialties. The ACGME's mission is to improve health care and population health
by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.
PCOM earlier this year received accreditation through ACGME for all of its residencies and fellowships.
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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