Request from UTMB for Temporary Placement of Galveston Residents and Fellows

September 19, 2008


In the aftermath of the September 13 landfall of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, TX, the program directors of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), led by Designated Institutional Official Thomas Blackwell, MD, have determined they cannot provide all residents/fellows with an adequate educational experience while storm cleanup continues. To aid in this situation, the UTMB program directors have requested that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) facilitate the temporary transfer of UTMB residents/fellows to institutions and programs that can provide adequate educational experience in the following several specialties and subspecialties:

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pulmonary Disease /Critical Care Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology: Pain Medicine
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Vascular/Interventional Radiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Otolaryngology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Cytopathology
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics
  • Urology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology

If you are affiliated with a graduate medical education program, institution, or hospital, please pass this request on to your program directors and colleagues.

Read the ACGME press release.