The STFM Podcast

January 2023: Stronger Together In a Single Accreditation System with Harry Lausen, DO, MA

In this episode, Harry Lausen, DO, MA, brings us up to speed on the transition to a single accreditation system for osteopathic and allopathic medical education. Beginning with the historical background, he brings to light how important the single accreditation system is to family medicine education. Dr Lausen also dives into family medicine’s influence on this process, as well as the successes that have come from unification. 

Hosted by Saria Saccocio, MD.

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Harald Lausen, DO, MA:

Harald Lausen, DO, MA, serves as Chief Medical Officer to the South Central Hospital Alliance (SCHA). In this role, Dr. Lausen provides strategic, operational, and medical support to the SCHA.

In addition to this support, Dr. Lausen currently serves as a primary care physician with Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics. Prior to joining the SCHA, he served as Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Population Health at Southern Illinois University Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.  

Dr. Lausen completed his family medicine residency at SIU-Springfield after earning his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He obtained his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Lausen is a distinguished fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators, and the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators. He is also a certified physician executive through the American Academy of Physician Leadership and a certified medical practice executive through the Medical Group Management Association.

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