The Federal Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME), which comprises graduate medical education (GME) leadership from hospitals across the country, recently met to continue previous discussions on how physician workforce training in rural areas can support response efforts to public health emergencies like COVID-19. COGME is exploring potential funding options to expand and enhance rural GME, including GME funding’s role in creating opportunities for physicians to provide care to the nation’s most vulnerable populations. The Accreditation Council for GME and other national stakeholders also discussed their plans to support GME expansion in rural areas and other areas of need. Discussions at COGME meetings ultimately inform recommendations to the US Department of Health and Human Services, which is charged with developing a comprehensive plan that includes education and training for its health care workforce development programs. GNYHA will keep members informed on the national conversation around workforce training investments. Meeting materials will be available on the COGME website in the coming weeks.
Federal COGME Continues Rural Health Discussions
July 27, 2020
Federal COGME Discusses Increasing Emphasis on Rural GME and Physician Burnout
The Federal Council on GME (COGME), comprising medical education leadership from hospitals and health systems across the country, convened last month to discuss its forthcoming 24th report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. The report will include recommendations on how Federal GME funding can support the rural physician workforce. Over the...
September 16, 2021
GNYHA Remediation Webinar Highlights Strategies for Success
GNYHA recently hosted a webinar on resident remediation as part of its ongoing Faculty Development Series. Speakers from graduate medical education leadership and legal affairs departments shared perspectives and strategic approaches to the resident remediation process. Jessica Smith, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Clinician Educator at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, discussed...
September 13, 2021
HRSA Announces Teaching Health Center Funding Opportunities
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released two funding opportunities for primary care residency programs that operate in community-based ambulatory patient care centers located in rural and underserved communities. The Teaching Health Center Planning and Development program supports the development of new primary care residency programs in this clinical setting. Fifty awards of...
August 25, 2021