Statement of Commitment to Graduate Medical Education
Penn State Hershey is fully committed to the education of health care professionals and providers as part of its core mission. This includes, but certainly is not limited to, allocation of substantial resources to support the educational programs, including those in graduate medical education. Penn State Hershey will continue to provide the educational environment and opportunities to meet the needs of all students and trainees.
The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee is committed to offer graduate medical education programs in which physicians in training develop personal, clinical and professional competence under the guidance and supervision of the faculty and staff. Graduate Medical Education Programs will ensure the progression of responsibilities through demonstrated clinical experience, knowledge and skill. Penn State Hershey is committed to and responsible for promoting patient safety and resident well-being and to providing a supportive educational environment.
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee
The GME Committee oversees the education, research and patient care practices of residents and fellows throughout the Medical Center. The Committee ensures that each residency and fellowship program provides quality educational experiences and meets the requirements set forth in the ACGME Special Requirements for each accredited program. Further, the Committee monitors and coordinates issues applicable or common to all programs, such as those raised by external accreditation agencies (AMA, AAMA, ACGME, NRMP). Dr. Don Flemming, Associate Designated Institutional Official serves as Chair.