The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) received reaccreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) for the 2018-2023 term in the areas of Teaching/Education, Assessment, and Research. In 2013, CHEST became the first and only medical specialty society to achieve SSH accreditation, a distinction that continues today. Currently, CHEST joins over 125 SSH-accredited programs worldwide, including universities, hospitals, and medical education companies.
The reaccreditation process was the result of months of preparation on behalf of CHEST Simulation Program staff, CHEST Accreditation staff, CHEST Outcomes staff, as well as CHEST’s Live Learning Domain Task Force chairs and other education leadership. This culminated in mid-November at a face-to-face on-site interview with site reviewers representing SSH and CHEST Simulation Program faculty and staff and CHEST leadership. Throughout the process, CHEST was given the opportunity to highlight the unique and innovative ways in which we are utilizing simulation-based education to provide greater clinical insights to enhance patient care.
We recognize that this isn’t only an every-4-year commitment, but it is resultant of the ongoing efforts from a group of dedicated individuals. Thank you to all whose contributions ensured our success!