The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), led by the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), oversees all ACGME-accredited programs of the Sponsoring Institution GWU. The GMEC is charged with managing the overall quality of residency education and the resident work environment. The GMEC is also tasked with establishing and implementing policies and procedures for the training programs. In addition to the DIO, membership includes GW hospital leaders, program directors, SMHS Dean, SMHS finance director, GME director and resident leaders. Meetings are held monthly.
Resident participation on SMHS and GW Hospital medical staff committees is strongly encouraged. Residents select committees of interest in August to serve for the academic year. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the GME office for more information.
A committee of resident representatives from each department has been formed to communicate common concerns and ideas for improvement to the leaders of graduate medical education at GW. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Two to three co-chairs are elected to lead the committee and to serve on the GMEC. A fellow representative may also serve on both committees. We encourage all residents/fellows to bring their concerns, ideas, or other suggestions to the attention of their committee representative.
The goal of the Resident Quality Improvement Committee (ResQIC) is to improve communication between residents and departments while fostering a safe environment for residents and fellows to discuss medical outcomes and difficult medical decisions. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the GME office for more information.