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Graduate Medical Education


  • Governance Structure (PDF)
  • 2020-2021 Chair: Courtney Dodge, MPH, MBA
  • Committee Staff Support: Shana Batten
  • Committee Staff Support: Sheri Pappas
  • Committee Staff Support: Vacant, Program Coordinator, Office of GME


The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) provides oversight and governance to all graduate medical education training programs sponsored by the Texas A&M College of Medicine. The primary role of the GMEC is to monitor and advise the Dean on all aspects of residency education and to ensure total compliance with the institutional, common program and specialty-specific requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

The GMEC reports to the Dean of the College of Medicine and to academic directors whom the Dean determines.

Per the ACGME, specific duties of the GMEC must include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversight of:
    1. The ACGME accreditation status of the Sponsoring Institution and its ACGME-accredited programs;
    2. The quality of the GME learning and working environment within the Sponsoring Institution, each its ACGME-accredited programs, and its participating sites;
    3. The quality of educational experiences in each ACGME-accredited program that lead to measurable achievement of educational outcomes as identified in the ACGME Common and specialty-/subspecialty-specific Program Requirements; 
    4. The ACGME-accredited program(s)’ annual program evaluation and self-studies;
    5. All processes related to reductions and closures of individual ACGME-accredited programs, major participating sites, and the Sponsoring Institution; and,
    6. The provision of summary information of patient safety reports to residents, fellows, faculty members, and other clinical staff members. At a minimum, this oversight must include verification that such summary information is being provided.
  • Review and approval of:
    1. Institutional GME policies and procedures;
    2. Annual recommendations to the Sponsoring Institution’s administration regarding resident/fellow stipends and benefits;
    3. Applications for ACGME accreditation of new programs;
    4. Requests for permanent changes in resident/fellow complement;
    5. Major changes in ACGME-accredited programs’ structure or duration of education;
    6. Additions and deletions of ACGME-accredited programs’ participating sites;
    7. Appointment of new program directors;
    8. Progress reports requested by a Review Committee;
    9. Responses to Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) reports;
    10. Requests for exception to duty hour requirements;
    11. Voluntary withdrawal of ACGME program accreditation;
    12. Requests for appeal of an adverse action by a Review Committee; and 
    13. Appeal presentations to an ACGME Appeals Panel.