AAHC seeks to foster a broad understanding of current best practices of graduate medical education (GME) programs as well as opportunities for improving such programs.
AAHC’s work in this area includes:
- Capstone Panel Discussion on the Future of GME
A two hour panel discussion was co-hosted by AAHC and The George Washington University’s Health Workforce Institute. The panelists included the co-authors of the IOM’s report on GME, the President of the National Academy of Medicine, and the Chief Public Policy Officer of the AAMC.
- Summary of Regional Roundtable Discussions of the Future of GME
AAHC acted as a neutral convener for a series of multi-stakeholder regional roundtable discussions around the U.S. to gather information from academic health care leaders and other experts.
- Letter to Dr. Victor Dzau, President, Institute of Medicine: IOM Report on Graduate Medical Education
Commenting on the 2014 IOM Report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs , AAHC noted that the report “forthrightly addressed the numerous complex and challenging issues surrounding GME and presented recommendations worthy of discussion and deliberation,” and argued that “it is essential that GME reform be considered in the context of national health workforce policy, not in isolation.”
- Perspectives on Health Reform: Graduate Medical Education
The ACA’s enactment left many of the most pressing graduate medical education reform issues unaddressed. The challenges facing academic health centers suggest it may be time to form or expand partnerships with non-governmental stakeholders to support GME in innovative ways.
- GME Policy Memo
This memorandum to AAHC’s Policy Assembly provides a brief overview of GME reform legislative status, primary reform issues, and points of contention.