Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics: Proceedings of a Workshop


Note: Proceedings contain the opinion of the presenters, but do NOT reflect the conclusions of the Health and Medicine Division or the National Academies. Learn more about the differences between Reports and Proceedings.

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 current lack of established GME outcome metrics 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. Defining and implementing GME outcomes measures necessitates careful consideration about which outcomes are relevant. Within this context, a public workshop was held where participants discussed measurable outcomes of GME, possible metrics for these outcomes, and mechanisms for collecting, analyzing, and reporting this data. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the session discussions at the workshop.