Subcommittees and Workgroups

Institutional Oversight

Chairperson – Lisa Dresner, MD

  • Review program change requests
  • Approve Program Director appointments
  • Review new program applications, program reductions and closures
  • Propose new or changes to GME policies
  • Review, monitor and assess responses to IRC and RRC citations and concerns
  • Address results of focused and special reviews and ACGME Resident Surveys
  • Address issues regarding GME support
  • Provide oversight and monitoring of clinical learning environment re: resident/fellow supervision and involvement with patient safety and quality of care activities
  • Approve and monitor innovative practices and deviations from detailed processes

Program Monitoring

Chairperson – Teresa Smith, MD

  • Oversee focused program GMEC special review processes
  • Review focused program and special review report citations
  • Monitor program response to focused and special review citations
  • Monitor Institutional Resident and Faculty Program Evaluation Surveys
  • Monitor ACGME Annual Resident and Faculty Surveys
  • Ensure each program has a Program Evaluation Committee with resident/fellow participation
  • Ensure each program has a Clinical Competency Committee
  • Monitor and assess program performance indicators
  • Review and assess annual program evaluation reports

Scholarly Activity Workgroup

Chairperson – Jason Lazar, MD

  • Facilitate research activities in GME programs
  • Coordinate exchange of information regarding collaborative opportunities
  • Assist with and promote acquisition of resources regarding resident research
  • Track research productivity in GME settings
  • Monitor and implement GME policies in support of research
  • Provide guidance and support to develop mentoring in research

Resident/Fellow Forum

Resident Co-Chairs – Mahmoud Dweik, MD; & Kanika Ramchandani, MD

  • Provide mechanism for residents to raise concerns regarding GME programs
  • Serve as a liaison between residents throughout GME programs in the GME office/committee
  • Advocate on behalf of residents
  • Designate residents to serve on institutional committees (SUNY and KCHC)
  • Provide representation for residents on the GMEC
  • Advise institutional leadership of resident perspective in GME issues, institutional issues, educational issues, clinical issues, program development

Education Workgroup

Chairperson – Teresa Smith, MD

  • Develop and coordinate faculty development programs including affiliates
  • Chief resident educational retreats
  • Program director retreats
  • Programs for fulfilling compliance with training and evaluation of core competencies
  • Coordinate with pre-GME student education to address continuum of medical education
  • Institutional education programs to comply with ACGME standards and expectations (e.g. stress/fatigue/impairment, ethics, duty hours, research methodology, cultural awareness, performance improvement, self-directed learning, evidence-based medicine, teaching skills, etc.)
  • Investigate and recommend new modalities/technologies for augmenting GME

Clinical Learning Environment

Co-Chairs – Jonathan Perk, MD & Nira Goldstein, MD

  • Provide monitoring, oversight and recommendations for action for aspects of the clinical learning environment including duty hours compliance, transitions in patient care, patient hand-offs, resident fatigue and fitness for duty, professionalism and honesty, supervison and harrassment-free workplace
  • Make recommendations to the GMEC regarding additions or deletions of participating sites
  • Provide annual oversight of the quality of the learning and working environment at all participating sites
  • Monitor and recommend action regarding resident working conditions including safety, call facilities, ancillary services
  • Monitor and recommend action regarding imbalance between education and service and adequacy of resources in the clinical learning environment
  • Assure residents have the opportunity and vehicles to raise concerns without fear of retaliation or retribution

Wellness Workgroup

Co-Chairs – Rhonda Osborne, MD & Christina Guillen, MD

  • Provide a structured, well defined Wellness curriculum for the university
  • Provide a set of policies and procedures for the entire resident/fellow body that can be shared across disciplines
  • Routine acquisition of survey data to clarify the specific needs of our trainees
  • Increase trainee use of the Employee Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Housestaff Council

Resident Co-Chairs – Nur -Ul-Ein, MBBS; Priyanka Datta, MD & Olivia Beaubrun, MD

  • Promote an inclusive environment for residents, fellows and faculty
  • Increase diversity of our residency and fellowship training programs
  • Provide mentorship and support for residents, fellows and faculty of diverse backgrounds
  • Increase community engagement through outreach and collaboration
  • Provide education on topics of diversity, equity, inclusion and health disparities
  • Promote and support research involvement in social determinants of health, health disparities, and genomic health