PHC to host two-part webinar on GME feasibility and accreditation

January 19, 2022
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Workforce 

Building and supporting California graduate medical education (GME) programs is a critical workforce development strategy to address current and future shortages in medically underserved areas and specialties.

As physician workforce development and health care executive leaders consider starting a program, they need to address several critical components of GME strategic and business planning processes. They need to:

  1. Understand the GME value proposition and its implication for key cultural, strategic, operational and financial aspects of their organization
  2. Determine the feasibility of a GME program for their organization
  3. Understand the accreditation requirements needed to establish and implement a GME program

To that end, Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC)’s GME Startup Solutions and ECG Management Consultants have launched a free, two-part webinar series to empower GME champions to grow and diversify California’s physician workforce pipeline.

Part 1: Is Becoming a Teaching Hospital Right for Your Organization? Examining the Feasibility of GME Participation

Tuesday, February 01, 2022, 12 - 1 p.m.

  • Define the rationale and value proposition for GME participation
  • Evaluate key cultural, strategic, operational and financial considerations for developing GME programs
  • Understand the steps needed to assess program feasibility
  • Build a case for GME participation to key stakeholders

Part 2: The Fundamentals of ACGME Accreditation

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12 - 1 p.m.

  • Articulate differences between institutional sponsorship and program accreditation
  • Explain key components of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation requirements and applications
  • Understand program development and accreditation timelines
  • Common challenges and barriers to meeting ACGME requirements


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