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The five major reforms the conference findings called for are:
- Greater accountability through public representation and public reporting.
- Greater relevant through broadening sites and content of training and requiring interprofessional education.
- Greater efficiency through adopting a competency based approach, and eliminating non educational experiences and redundancies in training.
- Greater flexibility to individualize training for different career goals.
- Greater research based to improve and evaluate training.
To view the full proceedings of the conference , click here.
Dr. Sheldon is the Zack. D. Owens Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Charter Member of the Council of Graduate Medical Education (COGME) when it was founded in 1985 and has been involved with improving Graduate Medical Education for many years.