Background and Requirements
The GMEC must review and approve new program director appointments. The Sponsoring Institution, in collaboration with each ACGME-accredited program, must ensure that program directors have sufficient financial support and protected time to effectively carry out their educational, administrative, and leadership responsibilities, as described in the Institutional, Common, and specialty-/subspecialty-specific Program Requirements, as well as the UB GME Program Director Job Description.
The Department Chair must nominate the prospective Program Director via written request to the GMEC. The prospective Program Director should be a different individual than the Department Chair. This nomination must be accepted by the prospective Program Director via written notice to the GMEC as well.
The following should be submitted via email to the GME Project Manager at least 10 business days prior to a regularly scheduled GMEC meeting:
In ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs where the Department Chair currently serves as Program Director, the DIO, GMEC, and/or Program Quality Review Subcommittee (PQRS) will work with the Department Chair/Program Director to formulate an appropriate succession plan for the Program Director role. This may include appointment and training of an Associate Program Director with a plan to assume the Program Director role by a specified date.
 ACGME Institutional Requirements
GMEC Approved Date: March 20, 2018