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Office: B-654 Mayo
Mailing Address:
Mayo Mail Code 293
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
e-mail: gme@umn.edu
phone: 612-625-7634
fax: 612-624-0150

To report any duty hour or other concerns send a confidential email to gmedhv@umn.edu



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Office of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Minnesota 

The University of Minnesota has a long tradition of post-graduate training in nearly all of the medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. The Medical School sponsors over eighty residency and fellowship programs at nearly every hospital in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) and numerous urban and rural clinics and hospitals in Minnesota. This website will link you to programs of interest and provide you with information about our residency and fellowship programs.

John S. Andrews, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

 

GME Annual Report

Basic GME Numbers (as of 3/11/2014):

  • Total number of GME trainees: 983
    • 756 medical residents
    • 227 medical fellows
  • 81 accredited programs


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NEW--GME OFFICE MOVE

We moved!  GME Administration is now located in the 2nd floor of the Mayo Building (the former Medical School Admission Office space):

G254 Mayo Building, MMC 293
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

This space is located along the corridor on the 2nd floor connecting the Mayo Building to Phillips-Wangensteen Building, on the same side of the hall and just next door to the Medical Devices Center.  Our mailing address, as well as all individual phone numbers and email addresses, will remain the same.  For more exact office location information, please see the GME Administration webpage.

NEW--GME New Resident/Fellow Orientation for 2014

Planning for GME Orientation for new residents/fellows for AY 2014-2015 is well underway!  As we finalize the agenda, more details about speakers and topics will be shared on the GME Orientation webpage

In the meantime, please make note of the dates and times of the events:

What: GME Orientation for all new residents/fellows
When: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 OR Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (depending on program start date and schedule), from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM (including check-in time and lunch)
Where: Mayo Auditorium

Questions?  Please contact Erica King

NEW--Annual Program Coordinator Excellence Award

The GME Office is pleased to announce the establishment of the Annual Program Coordinator Excellence Award. This award will recognize the significant contributions of our program coordinators to GME programs at the University of Minnesota by acknowledging distinguished achievement.

A description of the award and a nomination form can be found here. The criteria for selection are deliberately rigorous. We want this award to be representative of significant achievement.

The award recipient(s) will be acknowledged at our spring GME Grand Rounds in June. In addition to a plaque, we will be sponsoring a monetary award and a plaque in the GME Offices that maintains a record of awardees.

Please consider nominating a deserving individual from your department or center. If you have questions or suggestions please contact Dr. John Andrews at andrews@umn.edu.

NEW--2014 ACGME Faculty Survey

The next ACGME Faculty Survey window will begin on Monday, March 24, 2014, and continue until Sunday, April 27, 2014You can see the full list of program window dates here.

Programs scheduled to complete the faculty survey during this window are:

  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine/Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

As always, Program Directors and Coordinators will be notified of their required participation by email at the beginning of their scheduled window. Faculty Survey reporting windows are approximately five weeks in length and require a 60% response rate.

Programs must notify faculty members directly of their required participation. A list of required survey takers will be available once the reporting window opens for your program. Please contact webads@acgme.org with questions.

ACGME Resident/Fellow Survey

The next ACGME Resident/Fellow Survey window will begin on Monday, March 24, 2014, and continue until Sunday, April 27, 2014You can see the full list of program window dates here.

Programs scheduled to complete the resident/fellow survey during this window are: 

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine/Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

As always, Program Directors and Coordinators will be notified of their required participation by email at the beginning of their scheduled window. Resident/Fellow Survey reporting windows are approximately five weeks in length and require a 70% response rate.

Programs must notify resident/fellow trainees directly of their required participation. A list of required survey takers will be available once the reporting window opens for your program. Please contact webads@acgme.org with questions.

 

ACGME--Department of Field Activities

Site Visits after July 1, 2013

 

After July 1, 2013, all site visits for programs with a status of Continued Accreditation, including for both Phase I and Phase II specialty programs, will be conducted without a Program Information Form (PIF). Programs with Initial Accreditation scheduled for a site visit to transition into the Next Accreditation System (NAS) will be expected to update the specialty-specific portion of their application documents. More detailed information can be found on the ACGME’s NAS microsite in an updated FAQ on accreditation site visits. The ACGME has also recently updated the FAQ on new program applications, mergers, and transfers of sponsorship.

 

Minnesota Needs Doctors Website

In an ongoing concerted effort to generate awareness on the graduate medical education (GME) funding shortage and eventual resulting imminent doctor shortage, MMCGME Services and the MMCGME Advocacy Committee developed a communication strategy to promote understanding and inspire action. Due to the complexity of the issue and recurring community questions, MinnesotaNeedsDoctors.org was created as a way to provide information and allow people to share their experiences. The website includes a collection of testimonials which reinforce the importance of GME funding and make it a community conversation.

How you can help:
1. Contact your state legislators and urge them to protect state funding for GME.
2. Write a letter to your newspaper about the need to invest in GME.
3. Visit www.minnesotaneedsdoctors.org and share your testimonial on how the doctor shortage has impacted you or your community.
4. Tweet about your experience and use the hashtag: #MNneedsDocs
5. Share the www.minnesotaneedsdoctors.org website via email and social media sites.

If you would like additional information or have suggestions on ways to help, email mmcgme@gmail.com.
 

Changes Announced to Structure of USMLE Step 3--effective 2014

As previously announced, changes to the Step 3 examination will occur in 2014.
 
The current Step 3 examination is administered in two 8-hour test sessions, which must be taken on consecutive days. The restructured examination will also be two test days; however, examinees will be able to schedule the two test days on non-consecutive days.  The examination days will consist of the following:
 
Step 3 Foundations of Independent Practice (FIP): this test day will focus on assessment of knowledge of foundational medicine and science essential for effective health care. Content areas covered will include applying foundational sciences; biostatistics, epidemiology/population health, and interpretation of the medical literature; and social sciences, including communication and interpersonal skills, medical ethics, and systems-based practice/patient safety. The test day will also include some content assessing knowledge of diagnosis and management. This test day will consist solely of multiple-choice questions and will include some of the newer item formats, such as those based on scientific abstracts and pharmaceutical advertisements.
 
Step 3 Advanced Clinical Medicine (ACM): this test day will focus on assessment of applying comprehensive knowledge of health and disease in the context of patient management. Content areas covered will include assessment of knowledge of history and physical examination, diagnosis and use of diagnostic studies, prognosis/outcome, health maintenance/screening, therapeutics, and medical decision-making. This test day will include multiple-choice questions and computer-based case simulations.
 
A single score (with graphical performance profile information) and a single pass/fail outcome will be reported following completion of both examination days.
 
The restructured Step 3 examination will be administered beginning November, 2014. During an approximately one-month period (October, 2014), it is likely that no Step 3 examinations will be administered.
 
Practice materials for the restructured examinations will be posted to the USMLE website in mid-2014. Examinees should anticipate a score delay following the introduction of the restructured examinations. Additional information will be posted as soon as it is available.
 
Please click here to view the announcement on the USMLE website. 


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