On July 31, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced provisional appointments to its Committee on Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education. The committee was formed to conduct an independent review of the governance and financing of the nation’s GME system and issue recommendations for consideration by Congress. According to the IOM, the Committee will convene for 21 months to “(1) assess current regulation, financing, content, governance, and organization of U.S. GME and (2) recommend how to modify GME to produce a physician workforce for a 21st century U.S. health care system that provides high quality preventive, acute, and chronic care, and meets the needs of an aging and more diverse population.”
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is pleased to announce that Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, New York Institute of Technology’s Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs, and Acting Dean of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, is listed among the provisional members. Her appointment, and that of other members, will not be finalized until after a 20-day public comment period on the membership of the Committee.
See the IOM website for more information about the Committee and to view the full provisional Committee membership.