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Graduate Medical Education

Program Management Resources for Leaders

Program administration

Presentations to help the Program Director administer the program are available to Mass General Brigham employees. Topics include: Using Required Program Evaluation Processes and Program Management for the New Program Director.

They can be accessed on the GME SharePoint site (login required).

Evaluation and remediation

Information from referral centers, as well as other resources, to help with evaluation and remediation.

Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services (PHS)

PHS is a program established by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide outreach, support and monitoring to physicians with behavioral health problems, as well as mental health and chemical dependency issues, throughout Massachusetts. PHS staff is available to assist in assessments and, where appropriate, interventions. Communications with PHS are confidential under state law, and chemical dependency cases have additional protection under federal law.


Faculty development

The ACGME requirements go beyond having faculty attend an occasional formal lecture. They should be didactic and experiential and include the acquisition of knowledge and skills in teaching, professionalism, and learning how to incorporate Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Systems-based Practice, and Interpersonal and Communication skills into their teaching. Activities should be monitored and recorded.

The components of a faculty development program can include the following, but it is best to have faculty design the program to meet the greatest need.

  1. Mentoring program
  2. Leadership program
  3. Instruction (didactic and workshops)
    • Promotion and tenure
      • Building a portfolio
      • Criteria
      • Developing a plan
    • Teaching
      • Adult learning principles
      • Running an effective journal club
      • Bed side education
      • Ambulatory education
      • Simulation teaching
    • Speaking
      • Giving effective feedback
      • PowerPoint presentations
      • The 5 minute lecture
    • Writing
      • Developing a curriculum
      • Submitting an IRB proposal
      • Submitting a grant proposal
      • Writing for publication
    • Career development
    • Work-life balance
    • How to assess and evaluate

Faculty should develop their own career plan and work with a mentor to design a workable path to accomplish their goals. Faculty should develop professional contacts and work with those contacts to advance their careers. Mentors should be able to assist faculty members to achieve academic advancement as well as help them develop a healthy work/life balance.

Physician wellness

Program director workshop presentations on physician wellness are available only to Mass General Brigham employees. Topics include: Physician Well-Being and Designing Our Way to Wellness.

They can be accessed on the GME SharePoint site.

Coordinator resources

Program coordinators can post questions to each other by visiting the GME Coordinators Community (login required).

Resources include: coordinator retreat presentations, program oversight information, annual program evaluation, new innovations, visas, and professional development.

New Innovations program director resources

See the GME SharePoint site or New Innovations’ Knowledge Base for a copy of the New Innovations Program Director handbook, information about NI’s mobile app, and other NI resources.

Other resources

Workshop presentations on a variety of other topics related to managing a residency or fellowship are available on our GME SharePoint site.

Topics include: Tips for Implementing Quality Improvement Curricular for Improving Patient Care, How to Use Physician Extenders to Enhance Patient Care and education, and The Program Director Role as a Career Path: Strategies for Enrichment, Advancement, and Greater Impact.