(1) For the purposes of this chapter, postgraduate medical training means clinical training approved by the commission in general medicine or surgery, or a specialty or subspecialty in the field of medicine or surgery as recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and listed in the 2004 Official ABMS Annual Report and Reference Handbook
, published March 18, 2004.
(2) The commission approves only the following postgraduate clinical training courses:
(a) Programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which are listed in the 1984-85 directory of residency programs, or programs approved by the Accreditation Council at the time of residency.
(b) Programs accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), or programs accredited by the RCPSC or CFPC at the time of residency.
(3) Postgraduate medical training includes, but is not limited to, internships, residencies and medical or surgical fellowships.
(4) The physician must acquire this training after completion of a formal course of undergraduate medical instruction outlined in RCW 18.71.055
. The commission will accept only satisfactory clinical performance evaluations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71.050. 05-07-024, § 246-919-330, filed 3/7/05, effective 4/7/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71.050 and chapter 18.71 RCW. 01-18-087, § 246-919-330, filed 9/5/01, effective 10/6/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, § 246-919-330, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]