Warren Lawless, a pillar of Western University of Health Sciences and West Seattle who dedicated his life to service, has died. He was 95. Lawless served more than 30 years on the Western University of Health Sciences Board of Trustees, taking the helm as chairman…
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have agreed to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) programs in the U.S.
“This recognizes the important contributions of the osteopathic profession to health care,” said Western University of Health Sciences President Philip Pumerantz, PhD. “Osteopathic physicians are an important part of the health professions who have improved the quality of life for people and communities throughout the world.”
“This is an historic time in our osteopathic history, and represents the opportunity to enter a new era of collaboration,” said Paula Crone, DO ’92, dean of WesternU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.
Collaboration and teamwork among health professionals are important aspects to the delivery of high-quality patient care. A landmark report by the Institute of Medicine suggests health care workforce preparation should include interprofessional education (IPE).