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About the Group on Resident Affairs

Mission:
The GRA provides information, networking, and professional development programs to help members meet their responsibilities as GME leaders in AAMC-member medical school, hospitals, and academic societies.

Vision:
The Group on Resident Affairs(GRA) promotes exemplary leadership to achieve and enable high quality Graduate Medical Education(GME) programs and are the authoritative source on GME practices and administration within the AAMC and nationally.

Membership:
Members of the Group on Resident Affairs are responsible for graduate medical education at the institutional level. They have titles such as Assistant or Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Director of Medical Education, Director of Graduate Medical Education, Vice President for Academic Affairs, or Associate Chief of Staff for Education. Each voting member is appointed by the dean of an accredited U.S. medical school, or the chief executive officer of a member of the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, or the president of one of the AAMC Council of Academic Societies.

Associate Members:
Each voting member of the GRA may appoint one associate member from his or her institution. Appointments are solicited in October and May.

Purpose:
The GRA represents the institutional leaders of graduate medical education (GME) who oversee GME quality, accreditation, administration and financing in their AAMC member medical schools and teaching hospitals. The GRA's leadership course and educational programs serve as a resource to improve the quality of resident education and strengthen institutional responsibility for GME.

The GRA leads discussion and dissemination of effective:

  • GME institutional policies and practices;
  • GME content and program improvement activities spanning all disciplines;
  • Approaches to meeting or exceeding ACGME institutional requirements and common program requirements;
  • Professional and career development of institutional GME leaders, program directors and educators;
  • GME administration, planning, and operation;
  • Integration of GME and patient care delivery;
  • Advocacy for GME resources; GME budgeting and financial management; and
  • Responses to public policies affecting GME.

Through interactions with the Council of Deans, Council of Teaching Hospitals, Council of Academic Societies, Organization of Resident Representatives, and Organization of Student Representatives, and with other AAMC professional development groups, the GRA advises the AAMC on matters of policy relating to the GRA's interest and expertise. The Group on occasion makes recommendations to the AAMC governance for consideration.

Rules and Regulations:
The name, purpose, membership, meetings, business, and responsibilities are defined in the GRA Rules and Regulations.

GRA Chair

Daniel Giang

Daniel Giang, MD
Associate Dean for GME
Loma Linda University

2017 GRA Outstanding Service Award Recipient

Sharon Hall

Sharon A. Hall, MSM
President, CAMC Health Education and Research Institute - Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC)
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