The Medical Center at Bowling Green Receives Approval for COTH Membership

On Tuesday, June 21, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) approved The Medical Center at Bowling Green as a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH). Membership in COTH is recognized as a benchmark for teaching hospitals’ commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. Membership is available to hospitals and health systems by application only, is reviewed by the COTH Administrative Board and approved by the AAMC Board of Directors.

Unless otherwise approved by the COTH Board of Directors, membership in COTH is limited to organizations having a formal and documented affiliation agreement with a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Organizations must also sponsor or be significant participants in at least four Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited training programs. The Medical Center joins other Kentucky-based AAMC hospital/health system members including the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, the University of Louisville Hospital, Norton’s Children’s Hospital, and Norton Hospital and two Kentucky-based AAMC medical school members, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Louisville School of Medicine.    

“Achievement of this significant milestone is another example showing The Medical Center’s commitment to medical education as a central component to its mission to care for people and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve,” said Jake Barrick, Administrative Director of The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s Graduate Medical Education program. 

The Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, now serves as the primary clinical teaching site for seventy-three graduate medical education trainees enrolled across seven ACGME-accredited training programs and an ACGME-accredited Psychiatry community track program – all designed to produce skilled physicians focused on delivering patient-centered, evidence-based, cost-effective care. To learn more about Graduate Medical Education at The Medical Center at Bowling Green, visit medcenterhealth.org/graduate-medical-education/.