Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Surgical training accredited

BILOXI, Miss. – Keesler Air Force Base’s 81st Medical Group has received full accreditation as a joint training platform. The program was evaluated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in April and can proceed with training four general surgeons each year for five years of general surgery residency. The surgical residency was closed after Katrina in 2005, re-established in 2007 and restructured in 2008 to include integration with the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center. (Source: Sun Herald, 09/20/09)