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Program Committee

The Program Committee is charged with producing the annual GRA and ORR conference. Members will help develop a theme and format for the conference, prepare the call for proposals and posters, review and select proposals and posters, identify and invite plenary speakers and lead plenary sessions.

The annual program committee is organized and overseen by the GRA Steering Committee. The program committee is made up of the steering committee chair, one steering committee member and up to five GRA members-at-large. The steering committee chair-elect serves as the chair of the program committee. The committee’s role is to develop a theme and format for the conference; identify plenary speakers; develop the call for submissions, review and select workshops, small group sessions and posters.
Administrative aspects of the meeting, such as the business meeting and steering committee meeting will be organized and lead by AAMC staff and GRA chairs.

Work of the committee is conducted via conference calls and email. The committee holds monthly calls for 5-6 months until the final program is released and again a month before the program takes place. Additional calls with plenary speakers will be required 3-4 months prior to meeting. Time commitment including calls, proposal review and speaker contact averages 4-6 hours a month during production of the program.

Committee Members


Kathryn Marijoan Andolsek, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Dean, Premedical Education
Duke University School of Medicine

Jessica Bienstock, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for GME & Designated Institutional Official
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Jennifer Chevinsky, MD
Resident
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Joshua L Goldstein, MD
Associate Dean for GME & Designated Institutional Official
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ernest "Ted" Dennis Gomez, MD, MTR
Resident
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sharon A. Hall
President, CAMC Health Education and Research Institute & DIO
Charleston Area Medical Center

Brittany Hasty, MD
Surgery Resident
Stanford Health Care

David Kountz, MD, MBA
Associate Dean & Co-Chief Academic Officer
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University  

Debbie Lee, MD
Resident
McGaw Medical Center-Northwestern University

Tsveti Markova, MD
Associate Dean for GME & DIO
Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Randolph L. Roig, MD, FAAAPMR
Associate Chief of Staff for Education and DEO
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

Joan E. St. Onge, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for GME & Designated Institutional Official
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

GRA Core Competency Committee

The Core Competency Committee was created in order to review and revise “Core Competencies for Institutional GME Leaders/Designated Institutional Officials.” The members are tasked with updating it based on changes in the GME environment and the evolving role of the institutional GME leader.

Members will identify competencies that need revision, creation or deletion and ensure version 4 incorporates all elements required by the next accreditation system. Members are also charged with evaluating the current assessment of the competencies to assess if the method is appropriate and requires revision. At the completion of this project, the committee must make a presentation to the GRA Steering Committee and the GRA Membership at-large.
The committee is organized and overseen by the GRA Steering Committee.

Leadership Development Certificate Program Advisory Committee

To assure the long-term stability and quality of the GME Leadership Development Certificate Program, the Advisory Committee provides oversight of the curriculum, support the course director and faculty, and reports its findings and recommendations to the GRA Steering Committee.

The Advisory Committee is charged with the following: provide guidance to AAMC Staff on course director and faculty criteria and developing engagement strategies for recent course graduates; evaluate the effectiveness of the course in relation to its goal of developing GME leaders in the core competencies defined by the GRA; analyze course evaluations and feedback and recommend changes to improve the course and meet emerging needs; and after each course offering, make a report to the Steering Committee summarizing the state of affairs.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee will produce nominations for the Chair-Elect and other open positions of the GRA Steering Committee, as publicized in advance to the membership. The Nominations Committee will recommend to the Steering Committee any replacement Officer, if the previously elected person is unable to serve.

The Nominations Committee, appointed each year by the Steering Committee Chair, shall be chaired by the Immediate Past Chair. It is comprised of one previous GRA Steering Committee Member, one previous GRA Chair and three GRA members at-large.
Administrative aspects of the meeting, such as organizing conference calls and development of the nominations packet will be organized and lead by AAMC staff and GRA chairs. Work of the committee is conducted via conference call and email.

Resource Clearinghouse Committee

The Resource Clearinghouse Committee is tasked to research, identify and recommend a set of resource needs by the community, a way to organize the resources, potential mechanisms for delivering to the GME community and how to sustain and manage the clearinghouse over time. The committee will establish milestones for performance reporting and completion with an established review date for evaluation by the GRA steering committee.
The committee will have a steering committee, led by a chair, and two subcommittees: topics and content review. The entire committee will review analytics and identify areas for enhancements.

The steering committee will consist of the chair, chair of its two subcommittees and two to three additional members. Each subcommittee would consist of a subcommittee chair and two to three members. Members of the committee will serve staggered two-year terms.

Members are expected to adhere to the committee charter, assume and complete assignments in carrying out the scope of work, and participate in committee meetings on a regular basis. The committee conducts its business primarily through conference calls and mailings with occasional face-to-face meetings. It will gather member input data through online mechanisms. Committee membership shall be willing to commit no less than 2 to 3 hours per month to designated committee responsibilities.

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