Institution Responsibilities: Experimentation and Innovation
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education
Policy: Experimentation and Innovation Policy
Original Approval: 5.26.09
Effective Date: 5.26.09
Approved by GMEC: 05.26.09
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; CSC; ACD Institution Policy Manual; GME website
The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) supports well planned projects that promote high-quality education and patient care in the settings where residents and fellows learn and practice. However projects that deviate from the ACGME Institution, Common Program and/or Specialty Requirements may be considered experimental or innovative and requires signature from the Designated Institution Official (DIO) and approval from the GMEC before proceeding to obtain approval from your Review Committee (RC).
- Programs must complete the “Program Experimentation and Innovation Project Proposal Form”.
- The completed form is submitted to the GMEC approval. If approved the DIO signs the form.
- The program submits the approved form to their RC for review.
- The RC notifies the program of the outcome of their review and if the proposal is approved.
- If approved the duration of the approval will not exceed the next scheduled site visit and the method of monitoring is determined by the RC and may include progress reports.
Please refer to the following ACGME websites to access the form and for further information on the process:
- Process for submitting a proposal: http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/navpages/nav_program_experimentation.asp
- Program Experimentation and Innovation Project Proposal Form: http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/navpages/ProgramExperimentationInnovativeProjectsProposalForm.doc
- ACGME Policy and Procedure Manual for information on entire process: http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/about/ab_ACGMEPoliciesProcedures.pdf (page 112 on menu bar)