Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)

​​​The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) is chaired by the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and is composed of GME administrators, program directors and other faculty, residents and fellows. The GMEC is responsible for overseeing (1) the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (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, 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 programs’ annual evaluation and improvement activities; and, (5) processes related to reductions and closures of individual ACGME-accredited programs, major participating sites, and the Sponsoring Institution.

GMEC Members
GMEC Charge

Institutional Resident/Fellow Advisory Committee (IRFAC)

The Institutional Resident/Fellow Advisory Committee (​IRFAC) is a subcommittee of GMEC and is composed of residents, fellows and faculty. The IRFAC is responsible for the development of policies relevant to resident and fellow appointment and education, including stipend, fringe benefits, working conditions, supervision, weekend and holiday duty, grievance and termination procedures, quality of patient care, and the particulars of the Residency Position Appointment and Fellowship Position Appointment documents.

IRFAC Charge

GME Position Allocation Committee (GMEPAC)

The GME Position Allocation Committee (GMEPAC) is delegated by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) to review requests for temporary and permanent increases and/or changes in resident, chief resident and fellow complements and to make recommendations regarding such requests to the Dean. This also includes requests for funding of positions for new residency and fellowship programs. The committee considers the following information in its decision-making process:

  • Program contribution to the educational mission of UW Medicine,
  • Program accreditation status and compliance with ACGME requirements,
  • Departmental support for graduate medical education (e.g., clinical and faculty resources available for education)
  • Regional and national workforce needs,
  • Uniqueness of the educational opportunity (e.g., international rotations), and
  • Impact of the proposed change on other programs, if applicable. In many instances, the committee must also consider competing priorities for scarce resources and such requests will thus require additional assessment by hospital administration.

GMEPAC Members
AY19 GMEPAC Timeline and Application

GMEC Approved Fellowship Programs Subcommittee (GAF)

The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)-Approved Fellowship (GAF) Programs Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the GMEC and is responsible for ensuring the educational quality of UWSOM non-accredited training programs, ensuring the quality of the learning and working environment of these programs, and monitoring ongoing program compliance with the GMEC Approved (Non-ACGME Accredited) Program Policy and Procedure.

GAF Charge (pdf)