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Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Graduate Medical Education (GME) prepares physicians for practice in a medical specialty through residency and fellowship educational programs. The single most important responsibility of the GME is to provide residents and fellows in programs, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), with organized educational support, guidance, and supervision for professional and personal growth while also providing appropriate patient care.

Through our GME Values of Leadership, Partnership, Service, Resource, Assurance, and Diversity we aim to prepare outstanding physicians through superior residency and fellowships. Click on our strategic plan and ACGME program review to read more about our work to improve in these areas.

GME Anti-Discrimination Statement

The GME Office stands against the discrimination of a person's gender, gender expression, skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or any other aspect of an individual's identity. We acknowledge that racists biases, systems, acts, processes, results, and other oppressive methods have been deeply rooted in medical education and healthcare. This is why we are prioritizing the implementation of policies, processes, and best practices that will prevent these historical mistakes from continuing here. Nothing short of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, safe, and welcoming for everyone is acceptable. It takes all of us.

We are committed to the following actions and work in KU SOM GME:

1. Partnering with the University of Kansas Medical Center's Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the School of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion to align policies, processes, and strategies.
2. Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our policies, programs, recruitment, practices, and retention.
3. Investigating biases and systemic advantages and oppression.
4. Developing and implementing strategies, policies, resources, and processes that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging.
5. Eliminating systematic advantages and oppression.
The work necessary to drive change and make meaningful improvement begins with intentional actions and sufficient resources.

updated 5.10.2021

Pictured Above - 

  1. Images from the #MasKUp campain, the Annual Physican Suicide Awareness Day KU event 9/17/2020, and the #whitecoatsforblacklives 8min 46sec of silence on 6/5/2020.
  2. The spring 2020 Fitness Challenge Winners (number of visits to Kirmayer Fitness Center) 1st place winners (Family Medicine) and 2nd place winners (Cardiovascular Deases) .
  3. Images from the 2nd Annual Resident/Faculty/Med Student Art Show hosted by GME and leadership from Med Intima,a creative online publication dedicated to community, creativity, and culture at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. vist the show link on our Creativity as Wellness Page 
  4. More images from the 2nd Annual Resident/Faculty/Med Student Art Show held virtually in November.
  5. GME and Resident Council hosted several fun virtual events from GME this year including the Face Mask Fashion Show and Resident Holiday Room Decoration Contest. 

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Last modified: May 13, 2021