November 16, 2015 — Noah Wohlert, MD | Shining a Light in a Black Box: Rethinking GME to Meet NC’s Health Care Workforce Needs

Date(s) - 11/16/2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Rosenfeld Conference Room (Room 306) – Sheps Center


We are excited to have Dr. Noah Wohlert present “Shining Light on a Black Box: Rethinking Graduate Medical Education to Meet North Carolina’s Population Health Needs” on Monday, November 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Rosenfeld Conference Room at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Chapel Hill.


In recent months, Graduate Medical Education (GME) has been a hotly debated topic both nationally and within North Carolina.  North Carolina’s Medicaid program ranked 5th in the nation for the amount spent on GME ($115 million) until last September, when the NC General Assembly eliminated Medicaid GME funds from the 2015 state budget.  The state is currently evaluating how to move forward with GME and how to determine returns on GME investment, with a report due to the legislature next March.  Dr. Wohlert’s timely presentation will explore the role of GME in North Carolina, its value in educating physicians and addressing state health needs, and GME accountability metrics.  Dr. Wohlert graduated from Cornell Medical School in 2013.  He is a 3rd-year Family Medicine Resident at the University of North Carolina.

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