SUNY Downstate’s residency program on probation
Downstate's president points to LICH
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), citing an “egregious catastrophic event,” has placed SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s residency program on probation, SUNY Downstate’s President Dr. John Williams said a meeting of the SUNY Downstate Council on July 15.
Dr. Williams said Downstate’s accreditation was placed on probation “as a result of the departure of physicians at Long Island College Hospital (LICH),” adding that Downstate had “one license for two programs. It’s a direct result of what’s going on at LICH.”
Downstate, in East Flatbush, ended its residency program at LICH earlier this summer.
Williams said that Downstate was obligated to post the news on the Medical Center’s website, “and we have to let applicants know we’re on probation.