WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 9, 2016)— Jennifer Remington, MHSA, assistant vice president of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at MedStar Health, was elected to serve a three-year term, commencing Nov. 11, 2016, on the Steering Committee of the Group on Residents Affairs (GRA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
The GRA promotes exemplary leadership for high-quality GME, and is an authoritative source on GME principles and practices in the medical education continuum within the AAMC and nationally. The GRA's annual leadership certificate course is highly competitive, and its many other educational offerings (including an annual national meeting for GME professionals) provide valuable networking opportunities, professional development, and the tools that improve the quality of resident education at both the program and institutional levels.
“Jen will bring a valuable perspective to the GRA as leader over one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country,” said Jaime Padmore, DM, MSc, vice president of Academic Affairs at MedStar Health. “We oversee more than 1,100 medical residents and fellows annually, which provides us great insight into the needs of this community,” Padmore added.
GRA representatives are appointed through the dean of an accredited U.S. medical school, the chief executive officer of a member of the AAMC Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH), or the president of a GME-related member of the AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS). As a whole, the GRA represents the institutional leaders of GME who are responsible for accreditation and administration at their AAMC member organizations.
About MedStar Health Graduate Medical Education
Advancing health through medical education, research and innovation is core to MedStar Health’s vision and strategy. Serving as MedStar Health’s medical education and clinical partner, Georgetown University enhances our “advancing health” portfolio through collaborations in teaching, scholarship, and research. Georgetown University medical students rotate through MedStar’s hospitals for their clinical education and training. In addition, approximately 25 percent of the university’s graduating class is matched into MedStar residencies and fellowships. Most of MedStar’s teaching faculty hold academic appointments at Georgetown University, realizing the meaningful collaborations in teaching, research, and academic service. For more information, visit MedStarAcademics.org.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.