The news that Hahnemann University Hospital will be closing has raised many questions among medical students, residents, and AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals. Since the closure was announced, the AAMC has been in communication with stakeholders in the academic medicine community – including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) – as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to help facilitate a smooth transition for all learners affected by this closing.
Hahnemann officials have deactivated all programs in ERAS as of July 3. In advance of the ERAS opening this month, the AAMC ERAS team is working to make sure the program listings reflect this change as well as ensure open residency or fellowship positions are listed in Find a Resident.
In addition, there is a federal process for the redistribution of residency positions for closed hospitals. Information has been shared with AAMC constituents about standard rules that apply for financing when a residency program closes. CMS has advised us that any hospital that adds current Hahnemann residents above their cap will receive a temporary adjustment and continue to receive payment for those above the cap.
The AAMC is continuing to work actively with all stakeholders and will keep the community informed in the coming weeks. Additionally, ACGME and ECFMG have posted notices on their respective websites that may provide additional helpful information.
Please send questions or inquiries to GMEquestions@aamc.org.
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members are all 154 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their more than 173,000 full-time faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences.