FSMB Takes Custody of Hahnemann Hospital Residency Training Program Records
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 28, 2019) – The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has contracted with Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) to take custody of all available physician training records. The hospital is set to formally close on September 6, 2019.
Effective August 26, the FSMB has become the central repository and primary source for all graduate medical education records of residents and fellows who completed training at HUH after 1990. In some cases, earlier records may also be available.
The FSMB will make these records available to physicians after the records have been collected and catalogued. They will be available through the FSMB’s Closed GME Prorgrams service. Current or former residents and fellows who would like specific instructions on how to obtain their training records should send a request with current contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As postgraduate residency training programs close from time to time around the country, the FSMB is able to permanently store their records and become the primary source of information for residents who trained there. Through this arrangement, there is permanent availability of the resident's records from a central location for future purposes, such as state medical licensure applications and hospital/health care privileges. The FSMB has consulted with JCAHO, NCQA, URAC and state medical boards, which have determined that verification of a physician's credentials by the FSMB on behalf of a closed residency program meets the primary source verification requirements of each of these organizations.
About the Federation of State Medical Boards
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing the 71 medical boards within the United States and its territories that license and discipline allopathic and osteopathic physicians and, in some jurisdictions, other health care professionals. The FSMB serves as the voice for state medical boards, supporting them through education, assessment, research and advocacy while providing services and initiatives that promote patient safety, quality health care and regulatory best practices. The FSMB serves the public through DocInfo.org, a free physician search tool which provides background information on the nearly 1 million doctors in the United States. To learn more about FSMB, visit www.fsmb.org and follow FSMB on Twitter (@theFSMB).