The OGME Committee shall include the OMNEE Chief Academic Officer, institutional DMEs, residency program director representatives, faculty representatives, intern and resident representatives, and one representative from each COM campus as appointed by each respective Dean.

The OGME Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Review of curriculum and training at each program.
  • Review of all AOA required corrective action plans from its educational programs.  All corrective action plans must be approved by OMNEE’s Chief Academic Officer prior to submission to the AOA and reported to the OGME Committee.
  • Review of all educational programs’ core competency institutional plan.
  • Review of each educational programs’ outcomes.
  • Review of surveys each educational program must complete on a yearly basis.
  • Shall annually document its effectiveness through outcome measures consistent with OMNEE’s strategic plan.
  • Ensuring that there is a system in place that allows residents to submit program evaluations.
  • Ensuring the adoption of selection policies and criteria for intern and resident selection in accordance with specific policies and procedures in Part Two of the Basic Document for Postdoctoral training.
  • Ensuring that transfer credit and waiver policies and procedures are applied in accordance with specialty college policies as approved by COPT.
  • Establishing a system of intern and resident evaluation that measures and documents progress toward completion of the program including assessment of the AOA competencies
  • Ensuring that each member institution has a system to monitor work hour policies and activities, and assure residents that work hour policies are respected and enforced.
  • Providing  a means for interns and residents to report without reprisal, inconsistencies, violations, or disregard for published work hour policies to OMNEE through their designated representatives on the OGME Committee.
  • Acting   upon recommendations and reports from committees and communicating such actions to the Board of Advisors.
  • Maintaining a process by which OMNEE shall actively assist any partner program receiving less than a three year approval.
  • Providing a process to assist in the development of new osteopathic programs in member institutions included, but not limited to completion of program description, development of goal and objective based, curricula, and completion of required AOA accreditation documentation.
  • Ensuring that trainees have full library access at all times at all sites.
  • Providing faculty development programs that include knowledge and understanding of osteopathic philosophy, principles and practice, in addition to clinical teaching and evaluation methodologies and provide for continuing study for development of faculty, investigators and physicians.
  • Implementing a system of faculty evaluation that assesses and measures effectiveness of the faculty member and establishes program and individual learning opportunities for improvement.
  • Reporting and making recommendations to the OGME Committee.

Operating Procedures

The OGME Committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year. Meetings are typically held in the OMNEE conference room (first floor), Knollwood Centre, 309 Knollwood Dr., Blacksburg, VA  and via teleconference.

2017-2018 OGME Committee Meetings

Meeting Dates
September 13, 2017
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
OMNEE conference room
November 15, 2017
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
OMNEE conference room
February 14, 2018
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
OMNEE conference room
May 9, 2018
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
OMNEE conference room