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Accredited Institutions

ECSACOP, in conjunction with regulatory authorities of member states, is mandated to accredit prospective training sites. One of the key processes of program accreditation is site inspection of the institution proposing to offer the academic and clinical program leading to award of ECSACOP Fellowship.

Site inspection involves verification of resources to support the clinical training program in accordance with the ECSACOP curriculum. An accredited training site will provide ECSACOP trainees with the opportunity to improve on their clinical skills and knowledge and ensure quality supervision during the training process. ECSACOP training sites are assessed against a set of standards, identified by the College, which set out to ensure that a minimum standard of facilities and clinical supervision are available to support the delivery of training and the needs of trainees.

Standards

  • The training unit has a medical service appropriate for training.
  • The training unit has an enabling organisational environment for training.
  • Educators are appropriately qualified and registered..

Requirements

  • The assessment process must meet the regulatory requirements for each country.
  • The medical association and training unit will receive an information pack in advance.
  • The assessment will take place on site.
    The assessment team will have a minimum of three and include an external and internal ECSACOP assessor and a representative from the country association of physicians.
  • The assessment will use the ECSACOP toolkit to inform accreditation.
  • The outcome of the assessment will grade the training unit as accredited or not accredited.
  • Training units not accredited will receive feedback to inform future submissions.