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Three coordinators earn TAGME certification

In 2019, three Graduate Medical Education coordinators at Penn State Health obtained their TAGME certification. They are:

  • Sarah Cram, GME Coordinator II – Family and Community Medicine Residency, State College, Pa.
  • Katelyn Kirby, GME Coordinator I – Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship and Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Stephanie States, GME Coordinator II – General Surgery Residency

The mission of TAGME is “to assure a comprehensive level of services, training, knowledge and leadership through certification for the administration of graduate medical education programs,” according to tagme.org.

There are more than 1,800 TAGME-certified professionals who are in the role of residency and fellowship administrators, coordinators and managers in accredited ACGME and AOA programs.

To be considered for initial TAGME certification, applicants must:

  • Be currently employed as a GME professional of an ACGME, ACGME-I, or ACGME-AOA program
  • Have completed two consecutive years in this role by the date of application submission
  • Have obtained 15 Education Credits (ECs) with the previous three years from the date of application submission

The next set of TAGME applications will be accepted now through July 15, 2020. Specific information regarding assessments and scheduling will be released soon. See details here.

In addition to the three newly certified coordinators, other Penn State Health coordinators who are currently C-TAGME are:

  • Jennifer Koser, Psychiatry Residency
  • Anita Smith, Neurosurgery Residency
  • Mandi Smith, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
  • Jennifer Swierczynski, Anesthesiology Residency
  • Lauren Talhelm, GME office

Coordinators interested in TAGME certification can reach out to any of those C-TAGME coordinators with questions.

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