David Asch Appointed to IOM GME Board
David A. Asch, MD, MBA, executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation and the Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management and Economics in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Institute of Medicine's new Committee on Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education.
The committee will be tasked with assessing the current regulation, financing, content, governance, and organization of U.S. graduate medical education (GME) and making recommendations for how to modify the system to "produce a physician workforce for a 21st century U.S. health care system that provides high quality preventive, acute, and chronic care, and meets the needs of an aging and more diverse population."
Among areas the committee will review, for example: the numbers of residency training slots in different specialty areas; the balance of primary care providers, specialists, and subspecialists; training sites; financing options; and the accreditation process for institutions that provide this training to new physicians. They will also examine relationships among safety net medical providers, community health/teaching health centers, and academic centers.