FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to serve as a member of the Sponsoring Institution 2025 Task Force (SI 2025).
By serving on the task force, Wehner will figure prominently in a national conversation over the next 18 months on the future-oriented clinical learning environments for medical residents. The task force is also charged with sketching a new model that will guide graduate medical education (GME) sponsors in setting and prioritizing improvement goals. The ACGME will use the report to guide the evolution of institutional accreditation.
“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to participate in the national discussion on developing a new model for teaching our residents and setting new goals,” Wehner said. “We have an ambitious agenda ahead of us and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
Wehner, an interventional cardiologist with the school of medicine’s department of cardiology, also serves as the school’s Designated Institutional Officer (DIO). According to the ACGME invitation letter, Wehner was selected because she would “contribute valuable knowledge and experience to SI 2025 as the DIO of a medium-sized sponsoring institution.”
Since becoming DIO in 2012, Wehner has led the school of medicine to its current GME full accreditation status. The school has grown during the past few years, adding a psychiatry residency and nephrology and sports medicine fellowships. Approximately 182 residents and fellows now train in Marshall’s eight residency programs and seven fellowships.
Wehner is a 1989 graduate of the Marshall school of medicine. She completed a residency in cardiology at Marshall and a fellowship in interventional cardiology at Marshall and at the Charleston Area Medical Center.
Date Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016