Drs. Fireman and Mitchell receive commendation from ACGME and ABMS

January 22, 2015

Two OHSU School of Medicine faculty members received commendation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Medical Specialties for their work in developing Milestones for their respective specialties. Milestones – part of the Next Accreditation System – are competency-based, measurable outcomes for trainees and graduate medical education program leaders to use throughout a trainee's experience.

Marian Fireman, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, OHSU School of Medicine, was commended for her work in the addiction psychiatry Milestones. Dr. Fireman is program co-director for the addiction psychiatry fellowship at OHSU.

Erica Mitchell, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, was commended for her work in developing vascular surgery Milestones. Dr. Mitchell is program director for the vascular surgery fellowship at OHSU.

Their contributions were part of a national effort involving more than 600 volunteers who dedicated over 1,500 hours to the Milestones project.

"This important work completed by dedicated educators has helped … residents be better prepared to provide better patient care, now and in the future. Congratulations for having such outstanding and dedicated members of your medical staff," wrote the ACGME signees of the commendation letters, who included Thomas J. Nasca, M.D., MCAP, chief executive officer; Eric Holmboe, M.D., FACP, FRCP, senior vice president for Milestones development and evaluation; and Laura Edgar, Ed.D., CAE, executive director for Milestones development.