CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Avicenna J Med 2021; 11(03): 163-165
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1732282
Correspondence

Role for Graduate Medical Education in the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Southeast Michigan Community Health Care System

Abdulghani Sankari
1  Department of Medical Education, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, United States
2  Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States
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1  Department of Medical Education, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, United States
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Glenn Taylor
3  Department of Family Medicine, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, United States
4  Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan, United States
5  Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan, United States
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Abstract

On March 10, 2020, the State of Michigan reported its first case of severe acute respiratory syndrome due to coronavirus disease 2019, which was admitted to Ascension Providence Hospital (APH). Michigan was the third most affected state in March 2020. To address the pandemic, Department of Graduate Medical Education joined the incident command team which consisted of APH leaders (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Designated Institutional Official, the Chief Medical Officer as commander, Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Logistics, Chief Nursing Officer, representatives from the medical and surgical sections, laboratory, finance, infection control, and occupational health). The team initiated the “crisis capacity surge plan” that was focused on patient care and led mainly by our trainee. In this correspondence we share our successful experience and provide our recommendation on how GME can navigate pandemic crisis.



Publication History

Publication Date:
04 August 2021 (online)

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