Dr. Markova steps into chair role for Group on Resident Affairs at AAMC national meeting

November 08, 2018

Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor and Chair of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences Tsveti Markova, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., was among the leadership who attended and presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Learn Service Lead annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Markova, also associate dean for Graduate Medical Education and designated institutional official for WSU, was elected chair of the Group on Resident Affairs, and assumed the role at the meeting.

“I feel extremely honored to serve in this capacity at the AAMC,” she said.

(Wayne State University President and AAMC Board of Directors Chair M. Roy Wilson, M.D., spoke at the meeting’s Leadership Plenary session Nov. 4. Read the transcript of his speech “The Most Important Lesson I Learned in Medical School”).

The Group on Resident Affairs provides information, networking and professional development programs to help members meet their responsibilities as GME leaders in AAMC-member medical school, hospitals and academic societies. The group promotes exemplary leadership to achieve and enable high-quality Graduate Medical Education programs and is the authoritative source on GME practices and administration within the AAMC and nationally.

The GRA also represents the institutional leaders of Graduate Medical Education who oversee GME quality, accreditation, administration and financing in AAMC member medical schools and teaching hospitals. The GRA’s leadership course and educational programs serve as a resource to improve the quality of resident education and strengthen institutional responsibility for GME.

Dr. Markova was previously elected to the GRA steering committee in 2014, and served as chair-elect at last year’s meeting. She will serve a one-year term as chair, followed by a one-year term as past-chair on the steering committee.

While at the annual meeting, Dr. Markova also facilitated a session on “Effects of GME on Improving Quality of Care: A Quest for Designing Meaningful GME Outcomes Metrics.” Panelists included Monica Lypson, M.D., M.H.P.E., director, Medical and Dental Education Office of Academic Affiliations of Veteran Affairs; Kevin Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., senior vice president of Institutional Accreditation, ACGME; and Bruce Meyer, M.D., M.B.A., president of Jefferson Health and senior executive vice president of Thomas Jefferson University.

The session explored metrics collected and analyzed, the effects of GME on institutional quality-improvement strategies and patient care outcomes, and alignment of GME program-specific aims with health care value-based metrics.