Accreditation of USC Medical School Cardiovascular Fellowship Stripped Following Alleged Failure to Properly Address Sexual Assault

The LA Times is reporting that the national accreditation panel for medical education has made a final decision to revoke USC medical school’s fellowship in cardiovascular disease, a jointly run program with LA County. With the loss of accreditation, the fellowship will shut down. According to the Times, “[t]he panel did not publicly state the reasons for the action. But it comes a year after revelations that a medical resident had accused a fellow in the program of sexual assault and alleged officials didn’t take her case seriously.”

Additionally, the accrediting body “also took the rare step of imposing immediate probation on the fellowship’s sponsoring institutions, USC and the L.A. County-USC Medical Center, concluding they ‘failed to demonstrate substantial compliance’ with unspecified requirements.” Read more here:

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-usc-fellowship-accreditation-loss-20190425-story.html