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Developing GME to Meet the Training Needs of the Region
The WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) GME conference will focus on how the current GME system in the US was developed, the current physician workforce in the WWAMI states, how GME programs are funded, and potential options for future funding. The conference will highlight
important information in the development of new GME programs, innovations that have been implemented in residency programs in the WWAMI region, the VA Center for Excellence in Primary Care on interprofessional training, and will include a recent graduates panel focusing on the reasons in choosing their GME program. Additional themes will include how accreditation may help with changing the healthcare system and how GME can be envisioned for the future.
This conference is one of a series of conferences on regional innovations in graduate medical education.