WASHINGTON, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) will hold the fifth of its regional roundtable series on graduate medical education (GME) reform this Thursday, July 9, in Chicago, IL. The roundtable discussion will be chaired by Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, AAHC president and CEO.
"These roundtable meetings have offered and continue to provide tremendous opportunities for our members and other thought leaders to engage in reasoned and forward-thinking discussions related to the future of GME," said Dr. Wartman. "The regional roundtable series offers highly nuanced viewpoints to enlighten our national perspective on this critical issue."
The GME roundtable series, developed at the request of AAHC members, brings together GME experts from seven regions across the United States—including the leadership of academic health centers as well as local stakeholders—to identify and discuss many aspects of GME. Roundtables thus far have been held at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and the AAHC office in Washington, DC.
The regional roundtable series is specifically geared to considering the current GME system in light of evolving healthcare delivery models and the desire to spur innovation necessary to meet future healthcare needs. While AAHC has not taken a position on GME reform per se, the Association believes that any reform of the GME system must be considered as part of a national health strategy that will play an increasingly important role in care delivery in the 21st century.
AAHC is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the nation's health and well-being through the vigorous leadership of academic health centers. For more information, contact Angela Mills, amills (@) aahcdc.org.
SOURCE Association of Academic Health Centers