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Graduate Medical Education Office UCLA

Summary:
The Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) is responsible for oversight of all residency and fellowship programs, including the development and continued improvement of those programs, promoting research in graduate medical education, the development of policies relating to graduate medical education, and compliance with all ACGME rules and guidelines. The Associate Dean also serves as the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) to the ACGME. The Associate Dean will have broad knowledge and experience in medical education, and should possess the competencies for Institutional GME Leaders established by the Group on Resident Affairs (GRA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges. [Core Competencies for Institutional GME Leaders/Designated Institutional Officials, June 2008. ]

Appointment & Reporting Relationships:
The Associate Dean is appointed by and reports to the Vice Dean for Education. The Associate Dean works in close collaboration with other School of Medicine, UCLA Health System, and clinical department leaders to achieve excellence in clinical care and patient service through maintaining outstanding residency and fellowship training programs. The Director of the GME Office reports directly to the Associate Dean for GME.

Needed: More Doctors in America  — New York Times
The A.M.A. has fought diligently over the years to mitigate physician shortages on a number of fronts, including efforts to expand funding for graduate medical education and to advocate for more residency slots to train physicians in needed specialties ..

Opinion: Right On, IOM -- Reform Needed in GME  — MedPage Today
.. slamming U.S. medical educators for failing to meet minimal training standards for new physicians, which recommended a major overhaul of government funding for graduate medical education. In addition, NEJM published Perspectives pieces on the topic.

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