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Department of Health and Human Services
Council on Graduate Medical Education


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Designated Federal Officer (DFO) - Kennita Carter, MD

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September 17-18, 2003, Bethesda, Maryland


8:00 a.m. Welcome from Chair

Carl J. Getto, M.D., Chair

Welcome from Health Resources and Services Administration
Elizabeth M. Duke

Welcome from the Bureau of Health Professions
Kerry Nesseler, RN, M.S.                        Associate Administrator for Health Professions

Welcome and Acting Executive Secretary's Report
Acting Executive Secretary, COGME

8:45 a.m.

Presentations on Physician Health Workforce
Managed Care Staffing Patterns
Jonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H.
The Johns Hopkins University

Small Area Variations
Elliott Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.
Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences
Dartmouth Medical School

Impact of an Aging Society on Physician Workforce Requirements
Robert Butler, M.D.
Founding and Past Director of Institute on Aging
President and CEO, International Longevity Center

10:15 a.m. Discussion

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Impact of Residency Duty Hours RestrictionsBCost and Structural Adaptations

Danielle Carrier
Program Director for Operations Improvement
University HealthSystem Consortium

Sunny Yoder
Association of American Medical Colleges

Thomas Whalen, M.D.
Program Director, General Surgery
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Brett Robbins, M.D.
Program Director and Assistant Professor, Med/Peds
University of Rochester

12:20 p.m. Discussion

1:00 p.m. Working Lunch--Presentation on University of Michigan Supreme Court Case and its Impact for Medical School Diversity Initiatives

Ruth Beer Bletzinger, M.A.
Director, Division of Community and Minority Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges

2:30 p.m. Public Comment

2:45 p.m. Breakout of Workgroups

GME Financing Workgroup--Pennsylvania
Workforce Workgroup--Versailles I
Diversity Workgroup--New Jersey

4:45 p.m. ADJOURN


8:00 a.m. COGME Stakeholder Engagement Survey Results; Discussion and Recommendations Regarding Survey Results 

Darlene Montemarano, M.S.
Managing Consultant/Research Director
The Gallup Organization     

9:00 a.m. Reports by Workgroup Chairs

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Development of a Framework for Revised COGME Physician Workforce Goals (Contractor Report)

Ed Salsberg
Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies
State University of New York at Albany

11:00 a.m. COGME Discussion of Report's Conclusions and Recommendations

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch-- Continued Discussion, Finalization of COGME Workforce Conclusions and Recommendations

2:00 p.m. Discussion of COGME GME Financing Conclusions and Recommendations

2:45 p.m. Public Comment 

3:00 p.m. ADJOURN