The news that Hahnemann University Hospital will be closing has raised many questions among medical students, residents, and AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals. Since the closure was announced, the AAMC has been in communication with stakeholders in the academic medicine community – including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) – as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to help facilitate a smooth transition for all learners affected by this closing.
Hahnemann officials have deactivated all programs in ERAS as of July 3. In advance of the ERAS opening this month, the AAMC ERAS team is working to make sure the program listings reflect this change as well as ensure open residency or fellowship positions are listed in Find a Resident.
In addition, there is a federal process for the redistribution of residency positions for closed hospitals. Information has been shared with AAMC constituents about standard rules that apply for financing when a residency program closes. CMS has advised us that any hospital that adds current Hahnemann residents above their cap will receive a temporary adjustment and continue to receive payment for those above the cap.