Guthrie Receives National Accreditation for Two New Educational Programs

Apr 12, 2019

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is proud to announce that the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education has approved initial accreditation status for two new physician training programs. Guthrie will be launching an Emergency Medicine residency in July 2019, and a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship in July 2020.

Guthrie’s Emergency Medicine residency will be led by Dr. Gregory Christiansen. The new program will be based in the hospital’s soon to be completed new Emergency Department and will welcome its first class of residents this summer.   

The new Guthrie Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship will be led by Dr. James Walsh, who has been a pulmonologist and intensivist with Guthrie since 1992. The fellowship will begin recruitment for its first class of fellows next fall.

Guthrie has a long history of medical education and has offered training programs for physicians at the hospital for almost 100 years. Our Internal Medicine residency was founded in 1958 and our General Surgery residency was founded in 1959. We also host a Family Medicine residency and a Cardiovascular fellowship and will be opening its doors this July to a Gastroenterology fellowship.