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Program Director Change

Policy: It is the policy of the Office of Graduate Medical Education of Emory University School of Medicine and the Graduate Medical Education Committee to follow guidelines established by the ACGME regarding the program director transition The Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) must review and approve a program’s request to change their program directors.


The letter and CV will be presented to the GMEC for review. The proposed program director is invited to attend the meeting.

After the GMEC approves the change, the GME Accreditation Manager will submit the request in the ACGME’s Accreditation Data System (ADS). The proposed program director will then receive an email from the ACGME requesting that he/she log into ADS to accept the change. The program director change will not be effective until this step is completed.

The DIO and Accreditation Manager will schedule an orientation with the new program director to discuss the ACGME guidelines, GME policies and the responsibilities of the position.