AACOM UME-GME Task Force

“Over the next three years, the committee will undertake the exciting work of not only refining the existing model of graduate medical education, including the integration of osteopathic training, but also emphasizing what drew us to osteopathic medicine at the beginning of our careers. 
Margaret Wilson, DO, Dean, ATSU-KCOM

About the UME-GME Task Force 

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. 

Focus Areas

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Transition to Residency (T2R)

Medical textbooks
Graduate Level Osteopathic Training

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Strengthening Future Model of Osteopathic Medical Education (Working Group 3)

Representation

As of November 2023

Map of UME-GME Task Force State Representation

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38 COMs: 30 main, 8 branch & add'l locations

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28 health care institutions

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31 learners

15 osteopathic medical students, 16 residents


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103 task force members

Organization

UME GME Task Force Steering Committee has 3 focus areas, 6 Action Groups and 3 subgroups

Steering Committee

CHAIR:
Brian Kessler, DO

AACOM CEO, PRESIDENT:
Robert Cain, DO

AACOM BOARD OF DEANS CHAIR:
Shane Speights, DO

FACILITATOR:
Joshua Mintz

Linda Boyd, DO

Michael Clearfield, DO

Terri Donlin, MBA

Heather Ferrill, DO

Ashley Gullett, DO


Tami Hendriksz, DO

Victor Kolade, MD

Christopher Loyke, DO

Elizabeth McMurtry, DO

Thomas Mohr, DO

Richard Terry DO, MBA

Luis Banuelos, OMS-III ★

Katherine Bombly, OMS-IV ★

Rishikesh Menon, OMS-III ★

★ = students


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