The Graduate Medical Education Committee. Part 2 of 6.

| February 15, 2016 | Print Article

In-depth Series:  The Graduate Medical Education Committee.  Part 2 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 subcommittees.

I.B.      GMEC

I.B.2.        Additional GMEC members and subcommittees:  In order to carry out portions of the GMEC’s responsibilities, additional GMEC membership may include others as determined by the GMEC. (Detail)

  • It is recommended that you include others on your GMEC that can provide insight and assistance to your GMEC. Some examples include chairs of departments, the finance person, the librarian, the CME coordinator, and even the CEO. It is not necessary to make them permanent members, particularly if your GME is large; however inviting these individuals as guests every so often will go a long way in ensuring these important people are part of your residency programs.

I.B.2.a)    Subcommittees that address required GMEC responsibilities must include a peer-selected resident/fellow: (Detail)

  • Remember, official GMEC subcommittees are typically formed to work on required residency topics.
  • Many institutions forget that the subcommittee must include a peer-selected It is not acceptable for the DIO or GMEC to just appoint a resident. 

I.B.2.b)  Subcommittee actions that address required GMEC responsibilities must be reviewed and approved by the GMEC. (Detail)

  • For official GMEC subcommittees, make them a standing agenda item so that you do not forget to review and approve their work.
  • Make sure that you include detailed discussion, review, and approvals in the official GME minutes.

Please note that all of the additional membership and subcommittees are detail requirements.  This means that as long as you have continued accreditation, you may meet these requirements in any way that works for your institution.