Training & Development

The Office of Graduate Medical Education will provide the necessary resources for faculty, nurses, and administrative staff to be successful in their academic and educational roles.

Program Coordinator Development

Program Coordinators are an integral part of each program’s leadership team. The Program Coordinator works in partnership with the program director by ensuring that regulatory and accreditation standards are met, educational activities that support the curriculum are established, departmental policies are created and enforced, and recruitment strategies are implemented so that a highly successful residency and fellowship program is created and maintained. Newly hired coordinators participate in an extensive training program to prepare him/her. This includes ongoing support from his/her supervisor and fellow coordinators.

GME Educational Series

The GME office provides quarterly faculty education in areas of effective teaching, wellness topics, and mentorship and support of residents.

Topics are updated regularly and available on our GME Faculty Development Canvas site for viewing at any time. The GME office also sponsors visiting professorships to speak to our residents, fellows, faculty and staff on a regular basis.

The GME office provides resident and fellowship education on a variety of topics on a monthly basis. The GME resident and fellow curriculum for each year is disseminated during June orientation. We provide education on a variety of topics including maintaining personal wellness, working as an interdisciplinary team, residents as teachers, working with medical students, duty hours, safety and quality, and developing operational excellence.

CoRE Curriculum

The Cornerstones of Resident Education (CoRE), is a three-year longitudinal curriculum which engages residents and fellows across all programs at the Sponsoring Institution. CoRE is built on a framework of interdisciplinary simulation, participatory information delivery, and experiential learning in the clinical setting. This curriculum spans issues of wellness, patient safety and quality improvement, scholarship, and teaching skills. The CoRE sessions are held on a bi-monthly basis in the evening and include a time of fellowship over dinner. All sessions are highly interactive, incorporating games, role playing and discussions.

Medical Education Journal Club

Journal Club (or Selected Readings) is a regularly scheduled didactic session often used in Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs for residents, fellows and faculty to gather and discuss current scholarly literature to increase their knowledge of clinical care topics. It increases awareness of applying evidence-based medicine in daily practice and provides a forum for residents, fellows and faculty to gain lifelong habits of regularly reading to stay current in their chosen field of medicine. Northeast Georgia Health System has our own spin on Journal Club where we read, review and discuss topics relevant to GME.  Participation is easy—just read the attached articles before the meeting and bring your thoughts, opinions and ideas of how we can apply some of the information to our programs!

When: Every third Tuesday, Noon - 1 p.m.

Where: GME Classroom

Preparation: Please read the articles being discussed sent out one week in advance. Lunch is provided!

GME Journal Club past presentations

Priscilla Strom
Priscilla Strom facilitated discussion at a recent journal club.