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
COVID-19 Challenges for New Non-US Citizen Medical Residents
I am writing to update you on certain policy and operational issues that may be affecting international medical graduates (IMGs) and other health care workers seeking to enter the US from other countries. Due to COVID-19’s ongoing global impact, member teaching hospitals have had to navigate these issues, which could impact the ability of non-US...
June 4, 2021
GME Data Brief – May 2021
GNYHA recently released the latest edition of the GME Data Brief. Each edition of the series highlights important graduate medical education (GME) and physician workforce data findings for GNYHA members and other interested stakeholders. This GME Data Brief examines the number of urban and rural teaching hospitals in the United States. The Medicare program categorizes teaching...
May 25, 2021
Federal Council on GME Finalizes Rural Health Workforce Recommendations
The Federal Council on GME (COGME), which comprises GME leadership from across the country and advises the US Department of Health and Human Services on GME and physician workforce matters, recently met to finalize its 24th annual report. The report will be released this summer and will focus on rural health care access and infrastructure....
May 12, 2021