Josepha A. Cheong, MD, Professor of the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry has been appointed as a Director on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors. Dr. Cheong recently completed a 6 year term on the ACGME Psychiatry RC, on which she also served as Vice Chair for the Executive Sub-committee. She also currently serves as a Director on American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Board of Directors.
The ACGME is a not-for-profit organization that sets standards for US graduate medical education (residency and fellowship) programs and the institutions that sponsor them, and renders accreditation decisions based on compliance with these standards. In academic year 2017-2018, there were approximately 830 ACGME-accredited institutions sponsoring approximately 11,200 residency and fellowship programs in 180 specialties and subspecialties.
The ABPN is one of 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Since 1935, when its first examination was delivered, the ABPN has been serving the public interest and promoting excellence in the practices of psychiatry and neurology through its certification and maintenance of certification processes. These processes are designed to identify qualified specialists through rigorous credential and training requirements and successful completion of board examinations for psychiatry, neurology, and associated sub-specialties.