James Stubbs, M.D., Chair of the Division of Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, has been elected Chair of the Pathology Review Committee (RC) for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) effective July 2015. Dr. Stubbs has served on the ACGME Pathology RC since 2012, and during that time, he was a member of the group that developed and finalized the Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine (BB/TM) Milestones (a joint initiative of the ACGME and the American Board of Pathology [ABP]) for graduate medical education in the subspecialty.
Dr. Stubbs has played an active role in the education and certification process in the field of pathology for many years. While at the University of South Alabama Hospitals and Clinics, he served as program director for the Pathology Residency Training Program from 2002 to 2004. In 2001, he was named a member of the ABP’s Test Development and Advisory Committee (TDAC) for BB/TM, and in 2009, he assumed the position of chair of the BB/TM TDAC. Dr. Stubbs was appointed as a trustee for the ABP in 2009 and is currently serving as the Treasurer of that organization. He is a member of the ABP’s Executive Committee, serves as the Chair of the ABP Finance Committee, the Chair of the ABP Communications Task Force, and is a member of the Committees on Examinations and Bylaws for the organization.
Dr. Stubbs will assume the position of President of the ABP in 2017. Additionally, Dr. Stubbs served on the American Society of Clinical Pathology’s (ACSP) Board of Certification’s Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Test Committee from 2008 to 2014 and assumed the role of vice chair of the committee from 2012 to 2014. He is the Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Program Unit for the AABB and a member of the AABB’s Specialist in Blood Banking Certification Program Unit.
About the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
The ACGME is a private professional organization responsible for the accreditation of almost 9,500 residency education programs. It is one of the largest private accrediting agencies in the United States.
To develop and refine its accreditation standards and to review accredited programs for compliance with the standards, the ACGME relies on experts in the various medical specialties. Known as “residency review committees,” 27 specialty-specific committees within the ACGME review accredited programs in each specialty and its subspecialties, and the committees periodically initiate revision of the standards.
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