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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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November 18-19, 2009, Rockville, Maryland

November 18

8:30 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions

  • Russell Robertson, M.D., Chair

8:40 a.m.


Comments of Welcome

  • HRSA and Bureau Senior Management

9:00 a.m.


Presentation on the AAMC and the Physician Workforce

  • Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.
    President and CEO
    Association of American Medical Colleges

9:45 a.m.


Panel Presentation

Does the Nation Have the Right Number and Mix of GME Slots?

  • Edward Salsberg, M.P.A.
    Senior Associate Vice President and Director
    Center for Workforce Studies, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.
    Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
    George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  • Robert Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., facilitator
    Vice Chair, COGME

11:15 a.m.



11:30 a.m.


Presentation of Bureau of Health Professions Physician Workforce Studies in Development

  • Tim Dall
    Vice President, the Lewin Group
  • Sandra Karen
    Chief Operations Director
    Office of Workforce Policy and Performance Management, BHPr
  • Charles Roehrig, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Altarum Institute

1:00 p.m.



2:00 p.m.


Presentation on the Adequacy of the General Surgery Workforce

  • Thomas Russell, M.D., F.A.C.S
    Executive Director
    American College of Surgeons

2:30 p.m.


Presentation on a Primary Care Recruitment Initiative

  • Patrick Dowling, M.D.
    Department Chair of Family Medicine
    University of California, Los Angeles

3:00 p.m.


The Role of MedPAC in Health Reform—Implications for COGME

  • Francis J. Crosson, M.D.
    Vice Chair, Medicare Payment and Advisory Commission

3:30 p.m.


The State of Health Reform in Legislation; Implications for COGME

  • Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.

4:30 p.m.


Public Comment

4:45 p.m.



November 19

7:30 a.m.


Convene in Writing Groups for COGME’s 20th Report

10:30 a.m.



11:00 a.m.


Plenary Discussion

12:00 a.m.



1:00 p.m.


Re-convene in Writing Groups

3:00 p.m.


Plenary Discussion of Near Final Drafts

4:00 p.m.


Public Comment

4:15 p.m.