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Statement of Commitment to Graduate Medical Education

The UPMC Medial Education Board of Directors and UPMC System Hospital Executive Leadership are committed to graduate medical education as our collective responsibility and mission.

We are committed to providing the necessary financial support for administrative, educational and clinical resources, including personnel to provide residents with an optimal environment in in which to advance their learning and to achieve their professional goals.  We work to provide the best education possible in the art and science of medicine.  We direct that our patients receive unparalleled quality and the safest care.  We endeavor to select and retain the most qualified applicants.  Integral to our efforts in the continuing advancement of the profession of medicine is the mission of scholarship, research, evidence-based care and continual clinical innovation.  We foster and require an ethical and inclusive atmosphere; one of collegiality and well-being among our faculty, learners and academic leadership.  The UPMC ME ensures the highest levels of professional leadership for its Graduate Medical Education Programs.

Pursuant to the above goals, the UPMC Board and Executive Leadership have directed that UPMC ME, through its Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), has the sole system authority and responsibility for all UPMC Graduate Medical Education training across the UPMC system.  This includes all ACGME accredited graduate medical education programs, Special Non-ACGME accredited programs (SNAPs), and all other programs under the purview of the GMEC.  UPMC ME will provide leadership and guidance that includes regulating internal quality assessments, reviews, and the process for improvement of the programs and decisions related to the reallocation of system resources in Graduate Medical Education.

The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) is empowered to enforce actions on each program, to assure compliance with ACGME standards, as well as UPMC policies and professional practice directives for quality and integrity mandated by this body.

Signed and approved by the UPMC Medical Education Board of Directors and UPMC Executive Leadership:  October 28, 2019

Gregory M. Bump, MD
Chair, GMEC
Designated Institutional Official