AACOM UME-GME Task Force Working Group

GME Development Clearinghouse 

The Task Force and AOGME have collaborated to develop resources supporting Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine in Graduate Medical Education development. These resources offer guidance, tools, and best practices covering various areas such as GME Finance, State-based Initiatives, GME Development Institute, and Rural GME. COMs can utilize these resources for training, reference, customization to their needs, and collaboration with other institutions, ultimately enhancing the quality and effectiveness of their GME programs.

Latest Resources

GME Development Event

Strategies to Advance GME Growth in Medically Underserved Rural and Urban Areas
The goal of this event was to provide the latest information, resources and technical assistance on GME. View Session Recordings and download PPT slides. 
Recorded webinar. June 20, 2023. 

ONMM webinar

GME Development Series: Best Practices for Developing Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) Residency Programs

May 29, 2024 4:00 PM

AOGME Webinar

This webinar will cover the current status of osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) programs and will delve into best practices for developing such programs under the ACGME accreditation requirements. This webinar will feature a diverse panel, including an expert from the ACGME, an ONMM program director and a director of medical education with experience in helping residency programs attain Osteopathic Recognition. Register for the webinar


Issue Topics


GME Development Events

Strategies to Advance GME Growth in Medically Underserved Rural and Urban Areas
The Goal of this event was to provide the latest information, resources and technical assistance on GME. View Session Recordings and download PPT slides. 
Recorded webinar. June 20, 2023


Forums on GME Growth & Development (Webinar Recordings)

The AOGME Council of GME Leaders organizes forums to support GME growth and development among colleges of osteopathic medicine and other GME leaders and to highlight strategies to develop and grow GME programs/positions. In the forums, GME leaders across the nation's colleges of osteopathic medicine share best practices, strategies, challenges and solutions to support GME growth in medically underserved urban and rural settings.

Phase I of the forums featured seven presentations from across the nation led by the following GME leaders:

  1. Lisa Nash, DO, MS-HPEd - 9/20/22
  2. Natalie Nevins, DO and May Lin, DO - 1/17/23
  3. Richard LaBaere, II, DO, MPH - 2/14/23
  4. Joseph Hardy, MD - 1/26/23
  5. John Dougherty, DO and Sondra Jepson, DHSc - 3/21/23
  6. Thomas A Boyle, DO, MBA,FACEP, FACOEP, FAAOE - 3/23/23
  7. Ward Stevens, DHSc - 3/30/23
Additional GME Development Resources
Resource Coming Soon

Partnerships & Community

AOGME and Council of GME Leaders

The Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators 
The Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) offers osteopathic graduate medical education (GME) professional’s tools to strengthen their commitment to the medical education continuum, an opportunity to connect and engage with colleagues and access to exclusive professional development resources. 

AOGME Council of GME Leaders
AOGME's Council of GME Leaders is composed of representatives from accredited GME programs, OPTIs, colleges of osteopathic medicine, and related institutions. Its objectives include facilitating communication among GME leaders representing OPTIs and COM-based GME offices, sharing information on osteopathic principles and Osteopathic Recognition, promoting new GME programs, engaging in dialogue on best practices, and presenting recommendations and reports to AOGME and other stakeholders. 

UME-GME Task Force Growth Action Group

UME-GME Task Force Growth Action Group

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Board of Deans established the UME-GME Steering Committee in 2022 to address the transition from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME), improve graduate level osteopathic medical education and strengthen the osteopathic model of medical education. This three-year effort will be led by a 15-member steering committee, chaired by AACOM Board Member Brian Kessler, DO, dean and chief academic officer at the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Partnerships and Sponsorships

Rural GME
The Rural Graduate Medical Education (GME) organization, funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), oversees the Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program and its Technical Assistance Center. Their mission is to combat physician shortages in rural and underserved regions by fostering the establishment of rural residency programs. They provide tools and resources to support the development of residency training in these areas, aiming to enhance healthcare access and quality for rural populations. 

The RTT Collaborative: Giving Voice to Rural GME and Rural Communities
Recorded Webinar, August 25, 2021

GME Transformation - link coming soon
GME Transformation is a dedicated group committed to advancing Graduate Medical Education (GME) growth across the nation. By advocating for innovative approaches and policy changes, they aim to transform the landscape of medical education, ensuring a robust pipeline of skilled healthcare professionals. Through strategic initiatives and collaborative partnerships, GME Transformation seeks to address emerging healthcare challenges and promote excellence in medical training, ultimately contributing to improved patient care and population health outcomes nationwide. 

AIMES Alliance - link coming soon
The AIMES Alliance is a newly formed collaboration aimed at improving healthcare access for Native American tribal communities. Comprising several leading organizations, including the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, the National Indian Health Board, and the Association of American Indian Physicians, among others, the alliance seeks to address the significant healthcare disparities faced by Indigenous peoples in the United States. By leveraging partnerships and resources, AIMES aims to implement innovative solutions to enhance healthcare delivery, expand access to medical education and training, and promote culturally competent care within tribal communities.