Dr. Jeanne Heard, senior vice president of accreditation committees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, has announced plans to retire July 1. Heard has held the post for seven years, during which time she led initiatives to improve and streamline the accreditation review process.
ACGME's Heard to retire
"To say that Dr. Heard has been an asset and a major force at the ACGME would be an understatement," said ACGME President Dr. Thomas Nasca in an e-mailed news release. "She contributed to the restructuring and revitalization of the Council of Review Committees as an advisory group to the board of directors and has been a valuable senior leader and advisor to the CEO."
Before joining ACGME in 2004, Heard was associate dean of graduate medical education at the University of Arkansas (Little Rock) for Medical Sciences, where she also served as a professor of internal medicine.
Heard will continue to serve ACGMA International as an educational consultant after retirement, according to the release.
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