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How changing quality management influenced PGME accreditation: a focus on decentralization and quality improvement

  • Nesibe Akdemir1Email author,
  • Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts2,
  • Emma Paternotte1,
  • Bas Schreuder3 and
  • Fedde Scheele1, 4, 5
BMC Medical EducationBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:98

Received: 23 November 2016

Accepted: 21 May 2017

Published: 2 June 2017

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Original Submission
23 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Trevor Austin
13 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jamiu O. Busari
17 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Nesibe Akdemir
Resubmission - Version 2
17 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 May 2017 Editorially accepted
2 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12909-017-0937-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medical Education, OLVG Teaching Hospital
Professional Performance Research Group, Center for Evidence-Based Education, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Royal Dutch Medical Association, Specialist Physicians’ Registration Committee
School of Medical Sciences, VU Medical Center
Athena Institute for Transdisciplinary Research, VU