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University of Maryland Medical Center offers opportunities for residents and fellows to serve on institutional committees. If you are interested in participating in any of these committees, please contact the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

The committees and their descriptions are listed below:

Employee Advisory Council

Created to allow greater employee participation; to foster better communication between staff employees and senior leadership; to make recommendations for improvement and to act as a sounding board for topics of interest. The council will exist as a forum to promote these goals as another methodology to move UMMC forward on its path to being a great organization. The Council is not intended to act in any advocacy role or negotiate issues on behalf of staff employees.

Ethical Advisory Committee

Discusses ethical topics, policy development and ethics consults and reports into the Performance Improvement Steering Committee.

Graduate Medical Education Committee

Monitors and advises on all aspects of residency education. The Committee serves in the capacity of developing/revising graduate medical education policies and overseeing the compliance of the institution and its accredited programs in meeting Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's institutional and Residency Review Committee requirements. The Committee is comprised of residents, faculty, program directors, and administrative staff. Reports to the Medical Executive Committee.

Performance Improvement Steering Committee

Develops and oversees implementation for the plan for improving performance; assesses and monitors organization's performance; responds to external reviews of the organization's performance, receives reports and monitors outcomes from the medical staff subcommittees and clinical departments, develops a quality training strategy. Reports to the Medical Executive Committee on some matters.

Transfusion Practices Subcommittee

Review, discuss and advise on policies and processes related to blood and blood products. Reports to the Performance Improvement Steering Committee.

SOM/UMMC Patient Experience Team

Team of Senior Administrators from the SOM and UMMC charged to address issues that impact the Patient's and Family's Experience and Service Excellence across the continuum of patient care (ex. badge backers, service excellence training, branding standards, etc.). The DIO, Dr. Mary Njoku, who also chairs the GMEC is on the committee.

MEADE Committee (Medication Errors, Adverse Drug Events)

This is a multidisciplinary committee involving physicians, pharmacists, nurses, IT, and risk/quality evaluating institutional medication errors and looking into solutions to improve processes/create policies etc.