A Copernican Revolution in Graduate Medical Education: Putting Patients’ Health Care Needs at the Center of GME Discussions

Product type: presentation at The Robert Graham Center Primary Care Forum: Senate Staffer Briefing. Washington DC. March 20, 2019.

Presenters: Erin Fraher, PhD


  • Foment a Copernican Revolution: Reframe GME policy to put patients at center, not physicians
  • Align GME Funding with Population Health Needs
  • Address rural population’s “essential health care services”
  • Promote generalist training and practice
  • Encourage broad scope of practice and team based care
  • Embrace our roles as “data agitators”
  • Use data to drive GME investments and accountability
  • Learn from state “policy laboratories”

Check out the full presentation here.