Workshop on Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Education, Health Care Workforce, Public Health
Board: Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description


The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies is hosting a workshop on Graduate Medical education Outcomes and Metrics from October 10th - 11th, 2019, at the NAS Building, Room 120.

Graduate medical education (GME) is critical to the career development of individual physicians, to the functioning of many teaching institutions, and to the production of our physician workforce. The 2014 IOM report, titled Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs, offered recommendations intended to strengthen GME, but also highlighted concerns about the paucity of outcomes data. The current lack of established GME outcome measures limits our ability to assess the impact of individual graduates, the performance of GME programs and teaching institutions, and the collective contribution of GME graduates to the physician workforce.

In October 2017, a Workshop on Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics was held where participants discussed measurable outcomes of GME, possible metrics for these outcomes, and mechanisms for collecting, analyzing, and reporting this data.

 At this follow-up workshop, participants will discuss:

  • successful examples of what can be learned from utilizing “big data”;
  • current barriers to large-scale research on GME;
  • potential research questions that could be answered and their expected impact;
  • current and anticipated future data availability; and
  • innovative technology platforms and solutions for preserving anonymity.

 If you would like to register for this event please email Claire Saunders,, for more information.


As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).




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