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Overview of Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at our institution is a collaborative endeavor of Pitt County Memorial Hospital and the East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.  The hospital is the sponsoring institution of our Graduate Medical Education Programs, employs all residents and fellows, and runs the GME Office. The medical school is the academic home for the residencies and fellowships, and supplies the faculty, supervision, and program administration.  In several places in this handbook you will find information from each of the institutions to assist you with policies and processes as they differ from one institution to the other.

A Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) is responsible for providing oversight of the GME endeavor of the two institutions. Voting membership in the GMEC includes all Program Directors, elected resident representatives, the Designated Institutional Official, and representatives of the Resident and Program Coordinator’s Councils.  The GMEC meets monthly in an open meeting—any resident or fellow is invited to attend.

Pitt County Memorial Hospital and the Brody School of Medicine are committed to: 1) providing an organized educational program with guidance and supervision of residents in ACGME accredited specialty and sub-specialty programs; 2) facilitating residents’ professional and personal development and 3) ensuring safe and appropriate care for patients.  

The GME Office

The GME Office is located in the PCMH Support Building in Suite 1SB221.  Our phone number is 252.847.4268.  The GME Staff includes:

Alyson Riddick—GME Manager

Shirley Rutledge—Program Assistant

Melissa Whitmer—Credentialing Specialist

April Kollar-Program Associate

Karen Gliarmis—Resident/Fellow Liaison

Dr. Lorrie Basnight—Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

The GME Office will assist you with your employment issues, your training contract, annual employment requirements, NC Licensing, Immigration, and any absences other than vacation or sick leave of less than 3 days if needed. Any time away from training must be approved by your program, however the GME Office MUST be notified if you are away from work due to illness or injury for more than 3 days.  Occupational Health must approve your return to work if you have been absent for 3 days or more.  The GME Office will assist you in these situations.  

March 17, 2009

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