Over the past few years, increasing attention has been devoted to identifying trends negatively impacting the UME-GME transition. InCUS (Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring) laid important ground work for the efforts ahead. The decision to change the scoring of the USMLE Step I examination to pass/fail has accelerated the timeline for solutions, and the UME-GME community is energized to more comprehensively improve the UME-GME transition for all stakeholders. In follow-up to InCUS, the Coalition for Physician Accountability convened a UME-GME Review Committee (UGRC) in September 2020 with a one year charge to develop recommended solutions to identified challenges in the UME-GME transition. The UGRC is to act with transparency, consider stakeholder engagement, and utilize data when available. Assuring learner competence and readiness for residency, wellbeing, and equity are primary goals.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
--describe the history and background leading to the creation of the UME-GME Review Committee (UGRC)
--identify the goals, work process, and timeline of the UGRC