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The University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s neurosurgery residency program is going to lose its accreditation next summer, and eight resident physicians in the program will have to leave UNM to complete their training at an accredited program.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is withdrawing UNM’s accreditation for the program effective June 30, according to the council’s website. UNM is the only neurosurgery residency program in the country to lose its credentials this school year, according to the website.
UNM will have to pay the resident doctors’ salaries even after they leave UNM to finish their training, said Dr. Michael Richards, vice chancellor for clinical affairs at UNM Health System.