Marshall School of Medicine staff selected for national leadership program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Amanda Jones, director of the graduate medical education (GME) at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently selected for the Association of American Medical Colleges GME Leadership Development Certificate Program.

“This is a highly competitive program, and we are excited to see our GME director accepted,” said Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education. “The subject matter is incredibly timely and will benefit our health care system.”

The leadership program includes in-person and online sessions, homework assignments and the development and presentation of an action learning plan. Participants expand their national network of professional peers while advancing their competencies in planning, education and medical financing, legal compliance, management and leadership.

Jones has been the GME director at Marshall for more than a year and previously served as a residency and fellowship coordinator for more than eight years.

“I’ve seen the importance of strong GME leadership and how it positively affects our academic health system,” Jones said. “I want to be the most effective leader I can be, and this program will provide me with additional tools and insight to keep our graduate medical education program on a path of excellence.”

Graduate medical education is additional, required training pursued after obtaining doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degrees. GME includes residencies and fellowships, which are completed prior to licensing and board certification.

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine offers 24 residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Commission on Dental Accreditation. Additional information is available at


Date Posted: Friday, July 7, 2023