PURPOSE / SCOPE:
The purpose of this policy is to provide a mechanism for ICOM to assist new and existing graduate medical education (GME) programs in meeting the requirements for accreditation through the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and to assist in meeting the requirement for ACGME Osteopathic Recognition (OR).
- GME – Graduate Medical Education
- ACGME – Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
- OR – Osteopathic Recognition
- MSIGMER – Mountain States Institute for GME and Research
In order to meet the mission and to serve the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas, and beyond, ICOM must endeavor to graduate physicians who will remain in the region. Given the relative shortage of postgraduate training positions in this region, it is imperative to develop new GME programs and support quality improvement of existing programs. This strengthens ICOM’s clinical clerkships and provides additional opportunities for both students and residents. In order to continue to train these residents in the philosophy and techniques unique to the profession, ICOM must assist affiliated programs with obtaining Osteopathic Recognition.
- Develop new GME programs in the region
- Provide leadership, academic infrastructure, and financial support to new and existing GME programs
- Assist affiliated GME programs in obtaining Osteopathic Recognition
- Expand opportunities for future graduates to continue their training in the region
- Continue education of osteopathic principles and practices in trainees after graduation
- Address issues of access for primary care in underserved areas
- Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME)
- Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA)
- ICOM Administration
- Community partners
- Mountain States Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research (MSIGMER)
- Office of Graduate Medical Education
- ICOM Faculty
- ICOM Finance Department
- ICOM Department of Research
- ICOM Library Services
- Faculty Development Services (Associate Dean of Development, Innovation, and Diversity)
- ICOM Facilities (Classrooms, offices, technology, OPP Lab, Sim Center, etc)
- The Mountain States Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research (MSIGMER) is a 501c3 GME consortium developed by ICOM for the express purpose of developing high quality GME programs in the region with Osteopathic Recognition.
- MSIGMER provides financial and academic feasibility studies for interested clinical institutions and consults with hospital staff and administration on GME development.
- MSIGMER actively seeks federal, state, local, and private sources of funding for GME development. d) MSIGMER is an ACGME accredited Institutional Sponsor and the ICOM Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education is the Executive Director and the ACGME Designated Institutional Official (DIO).
- MSIGMER may contract with hospitals and clinics, employ residents, staff, and faculty for the GME programs.
- MSIGMER works with all affiliated residency programs to obtain Osteopathic Recognition
- ICOM provides funding, personnel, library services, Human Resources, financial auditing, offices, technology, and infrastructure to support MSIGMER.
- ICOM provides, when appropriate, start-up funds or in-kind services for new programs.
- ICOM faculty will collaborate with MSIGMER residency programs to meet the requirements of Osteopathic Recognition.
- ICOM Assistant Dean of Osteopathic Principles, Practices, and Integration (or designee) is a standing member of the MSIGMER Graduate Medical Education Council.
As an ACGME accredited Institutional Sponsor, MSIGMER maintains its own policy and procedures which are vetted and approved by the MSIGMER Graduate Medical Education Committee.
PRIMARY POLICY OWNER:
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education