JCI Hospital Standards for Academic Medical Center Hospitals

Is My Hospital an Academic Medical Center?

In addition to the eligibility requirements for JCI-accredited hospitals, academic medical centers must meet additional criteria:

  • The applicant hospital is organizationally or administratively integrated with a medical school.
  • The applicant hospital is the principal site for the education of both medical students (undergraduates) and postgraduate medical specialty trainees (for example, residents or interns) from the medical school noted in criterion one.
  • At the time of application, the applicant hospital is conducting medical research with approval and oversight by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or research ethics committee.

How Do You Begin?

Introducing the Pathway to JCI Accreditation. This easy-to-navigate resource outlines the 12 steps health care organizations typically follow in their pursuit of accreditation. The milestones outlined within each step help your team organize activities and monitor progress throughout your accreditation preparation efforts.

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