UNC Hospitals has opened a call for applications for its next designated institutional official/chief GME officer. This role reports directly to the CMO for UNC Hospitals and is responsible for leading the UNC Hospitals’ GME enterprise. Applications are due by Nov. 21.
UNC Hospitals has opened a call for applications for its next Designated Institutional Official / Chief GME officer. This role reports directly to the CMO for UNC Hospitals, and is responsible for leading the GME enterprise for UNC Hospitals. The role is supported at approximately 75% effort.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV to Stacey Qandil in the GME office. The chair of the search committee is Dr. Eldad Hadar. The application deadline is Nov. 21.
The committee aims to conduct an efficient search, hosting interviews in late November through early December. The finalist will be asked to assume the role in early 2023.
The Designated Institutional Official (DIO)/Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) reports to the Chief Medical Officer for UNC Hospitals with matrix reporting to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs for UNC School of Medicine. This role carries ultimate responsibility for the operations and educational components of the Graduate Medical Education programs at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine — Chapel Hill campus.
- Acts as ACGME “Designated Institutional Official” (DIO) with authority and responsibility for oversight and administration of the GME programs sponsored by the University of North Carolina Hospitals.
- Leads the GME community, and organizes resources, to ensure that the institution offers high-quality GME training opportunities in all programs. Ensures ongoing compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements. Provides oversight of all residency and subspecialty residency program directors to ensure ongoing compliance with ACGME and relevant RRC Program Requirements. Works with Program Directors to ensure a quality curriculum, adequate faculty development and support, and effective evaluation methodologies. Provides oversight of the GME office, develops and updates the institutional GME strategy, and oversees execution of the GME strategy.
- Directs the regular assessment of the quality of the institution’s graduate medical educational programs – using processes that include those defined by the ACGME (specifically formal Annual Institutional Reviews), reviews of individual program-specific Annual Program Evaluations, recommendations from the Special Review subcommittee and the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and feedback from the House Staff Council. Serves as the Chair of the GMEC, and reports monthly updates regarding moonlighting requests and other GME related information to the Medical Staff Executive Committee. Serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC), providing GME-related reports as requested. Provides, on an annual basis, an Executive Summary of the Annual Institutional Review to the Joint Conference, Quality and Academic Affairs subcommittee of the UNC Health Board of Directors.
- Responsible for preparing the content, and submission of, the ACGME Institutional Annual Review. Oversees preparation for ACGME CLER site visits, and for ACGME Institutional 10-year site visits and other unanticipated requests for response from the ACGME.
- Assists residency and subspecialty residency program directors with preparation for Residency Review Committee 10-year site visits, and any other unanticipated site visits that may be called for by Residency Review Committees in response to concerns found during the annual accreditation review process, including preparation of any institutional documents for such surveys. Also assists with timely post-visit responses to RRC queries, and RRC reports. This includes specific responses to citations, requirements for improvement, and other similar RRC comments. Identifies RRC survey factual errors and/or misinterpretations, and pursues as long as necessary the removal from RRC reports of any citations that are based on factual errors or misinterpretations. Oversees the GMEC’s Special Review Committee, and calls for the special review of GME programs who are identified as having either potential or documented adverse accreditation decisions (citations), in order to put into place appropriate actionable remediation plans, with appropriate timelines and milestones to correct deficiencies.
- Meets with and communicates with Program Directors as necessary to monitor and to ensure that each Program Director is adequately performing the duties of the role. Responds within a reasonable time frame (as determined by the specific issue(s)) to Program Director requests for assistance and guidance.
- Represents UNC Hospitals at House Staff Council meetings.
- Reviews, and advises UNCH leadership regarding: resident and subspecialty resident (hereinafter “resident”) training agreements, GME-related contracts, Program Agreements, and inter-institutional agreements.
- Advocates on behalf of residents and residency programs in discussions with Hospitals leadership and with affiliated teaching hospitals concerning support for residents’ academic and work environments, addressing mistreatment issues, and promoting residents’ well-being.
- Plans and executes with the GME Office Institutional orientation and onboarding activities and requirements.
- Advises the UNC Hospitals Chief Medical Officer, the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Program Directors and Department Chairs regarding planning for residency program size and scope. Serves as co-chair of the Residency Oversight Committee, under the auspices of the Funds Flow Steering committee to consider requests for additional UNC Hospitals-funded residency positions. Serves on the Wake Med Teaching Council to guide our collaboration with Wake Med physicians for GME activities.
- Represents Hospitals and/or School of Medicine when requested at internal and external meetings related to graduate medical education. Engages key stakeholders in the GME enterprise, including the SOM, EEOC, human resources, and more.
- Advises UNC Hospitals leadership regarding resident and subspecialty resident employment issues including but not limited to:
- Compensation and benefits
- Vacation and/or leave policies
- Due process for addressing identified problems with: resident performance; a resident’s progress in training; failure to make progress toward meeting core competencies; behavior issues.
Reviews residency personnel policies to ensure compliance with ACGME standards. Advises program directors, chairs, UNCH Senior VP for Legal Services, UNCH Chief Medical Officer, and Vice Dean for Education on issues involving resident performance or disciplinary actions. Participates in resident due process in accordance with the policies on selection, evaluation, advancement, supervision and due process for residents. Coordinates, with assistance from Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Legal Counsel with the resident grievance and appeal process.