The New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME), which comprises leaders from the State’s medical education community, recently convened a plenary session to discuss medical education initiatives affecting the State’s teaching hospitals. COGME makes medical education and training policy recommendations to the New York State Department of Health (DOH). During the panel discussion, GNYHA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Health System, Northwell Health, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital discussed GME’s role during the COVID-19 response last spring and how it will change in response efforts moving forward. During a panel discussion, Council members and attendees also shared ideas for including residents in flexible staffing structures that could be implemented to respond to COVID-19 surges. DOH staff reviewed the Governor’s proposed budget provisions related to GME and discussed plans for future COGME meetings.
GNYHA Participates in State COGME Plenary on GME in the COVID-19 Response
February 1, 2021
ACGME Finalizes LOA Policies; New Requirements Effective July 2022
The Accreditation Council for GME (ACGME) has finalized changes to its institutional requirements regarding leave of absence (LOA) policies for residents and fellows. Over the summer, the ACGME solicited comments on proposed changes that would require sponsoring institutions to provide LOA policies that allow trainees six weeks of medical, parental, and caregiver leave at least...
November 23, 2021
ACGME Releases Second Report on National CLER Findings
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the organization that accredits residency training programs in this country, recently released its second report on the national findings of its Clinical Learning Environment Reviews (CLER). The overall goal of the CLER visits is to ensure the integration of the GME enterprise throughout the institution’s activities and...
October 7, 2021
Coalition for Physician Accountability Publishes Final Report and Recommendations on Transitions in Medical Education
The Coalition for Physician Accountability (Coalition), an independent group of stakeholders involved in both undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME), recently released a report with several recommendations for improving the transition for trainees from medical school to residency. The report is primarily for the leadership of medical schools and residency training programs....
August 30, 2021