ERIC Number: ED412883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Graduate Medical Education Consortia: Changing the Governance of Graduate Medical Education to Achieve Physician Workforce Objectives. Council on Graduate Medical Education, Ninth Report.
Council on Graduate Medical Education.
Earlier reports and studies have endorsed the consortia concept as a vehicle for reorganizing medical education and restructuring the physician workforce. This report by the Council on Graduate Medical Education, which serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and to Congress, concurs in this assessment. In support, the report reviews the background of the consortia concept, noting that there is no common operative description that defines current medical education consortia. To sort out the many variations, the Council surveyed several current consortia, collecting and analyzing data on how they perceive themselves, and on their organizational and administrative structures. The report examines and tabulates data on key attributes (mission/membership, governance/authority, administration/management, and medical education programs); measures outcome (educational enhancement, workforce reform, improved administration); takes note of barriers to success (market competition, financial constraints); probes weaknesses; offers a vision of an idealized model; and advocates the funding of several demonstration projects. The report reiterates support of consortia-run medical schools, teaching hospitals and community training sites; and calls for a "shared responsibility" approach to funding graduate medical education; development of national standards for education consortia, and health care reimbursement incentives that promote consortia development. (Contains 160 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Graduate Medical Education, Health Services, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Medical Schools, Medical Services, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Physicians, Politics of Education, Professional Education, Public Policy, Teaching Hospitals
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Council on Graduate Medical Education.
Note: For related documents, see HE 030 673-674.