As a program coordinator, I need some professional development that won’t break the bank.

As a program coordinator, I need some professional development that won’t break the bank. Be sure to sign up for our “What Every Coordinator Needs to Know About NAS” webinar on November 1st. Join us as we explore NAS concepts, tasks and expectations for your programs from a coordinator perspective. (Note: Each webinar can be purchased individually at

Should program coordinators be members of the GMEC?

Should program coordinators be members of the GMEC? This question was posed recently on a GME community list-serve. The responses from the community were diverse, including: One peer-selected coordinator attends all GMEC meetings Program coordinators attend on a rotating schedule A combined program director/program coordinator collaboration Three program coordinators who share the GMEC schedule Th ...[Read More]

Tracking GMEC Responsibilities

Tracking GMEC responsibilities can sometimes get lost in the day to day running of the GME office.  As we are coming up on the end of the first quarter of the new academic year, now is a good time to review your GMEC responsibility charts to see what you have accomplished so far and what you may plan for over the next few months.

Is your performance criteria SMART?

Is your performance criteria SMART?  Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely?  Join us on September 22 for a live webinar on the annual institutional review (AIR) and the use of SMART performance indicators for an effective and informative AIR report.

Gear up for recruitment season

As we begin to gear up for recruitment season, now is a good time to review your notes and ideas from last season.  What can you do better this year?  What great idea can you implement that you learned from any conferences or educational sessions you attended?  Check out the following article which discusses factors residents take into account when choosing a residency program: Phitayakorn, R., Ma ...[Read More]

Bringing physician wellness the attention it deserves

The ACGME has published a letter to the GME community regarding their efforts in bringing physician wellness the attention it deserves and how we, as members of the GME community, play a vital role in the physician wellness initiative.  The letter may viewed here along with physician wellness resources.  

Providing residents with practice data

Providing residents with practice data is one area we see many clients struggle with.  Invite your residents to attend your departmental business meetings as a way to ensure they receive the practice data that you discuss. Residents may then be involved in developing, and participating in, solutions to improving any metrics that may not be meeting your goals.  

Quality Improvement Activities

Did you know that quality improvement activities are a great way to meet two requirements at once?  Not only does the activity count towards the quality improvement requirement, but if you write it up as an abstract, paper or a poster, it can count for scholarly activity, too!

The Graduate Medical Education Committee

In-depth Series: The Graduate Medical Education Committee. Part 5 of 6. Welcome to our newest in-depth series. Over the next several months we will take an in-depth look at the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). The standard for the GMEC is found in the Institutional Requirements, Section I.B. Today we will look at the Annual Institutional Review (AIR). I.B. GMEC I.B.5. The GMEC must dem ...[Read More]

Fatigue and its effects on workers

An excellent article on general fatigue, Fatigue Risk Management in the Workplace, will give you a great understanding on the fundamental science behind fatigue and its effects on all workers. Don’t forget to join us on Thursday, July 28 for an all new webinar on Fatigue Management and Mitigation.

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