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Graduate medical education leaders from Georgia, Idaho headline May 25 summit

Two leaders in graduate medical education (GME) will headline Getting It Done: Status Report on Expanding GME in Wisconsin May 25 in Wisconsin Dells. Presented by the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW), the daylong summit will showcase those who have been at the forefront of expanding GME, both in Wisconsin and other parts of the country.

Speakers Shelley Nuss, MD, dean of the Athens Campus, Medical College of Georgia, and Ted Epperley, MD, president and CEO, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, will highlight their efforts to meet the challenges of expanding GME in the rural areas of their states.

Summit attendees also will hear from a panel of health care organizations that have created or expanded GME programs using grants from the Department of Health Services (DHS). Four afternoon breakout sessions will focus on community engagement in GME, expanding GME in rural areas via rural training tracks, the use of distance learning and technology in learning, and what participants need to know about DHS and Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program grants.

Click here for more information and to register. If you have questions, e-mail Kayla Chatterton or call her at 608.274.1820.

WCMEW is a multistakeholder organization that includes the Wisconsin Medical Society. Its purpose is to facilitate strategies to assure an adequate supply of health care providers to meet the needs of Wisconsin citizens today and into the future.

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