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FALL 2015 COMMUNIQU 9 SCS by Pat Grauer The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has a 1937-pound gorilla in the room the largest consortium dedicated to graduate medical education in the nation bar none. In an era of rampant change in GME with pressures to alter its sources of funding and the folding of osteopathic residencies into the ACGME system the Statewide Campus System has 1937 residents in 223 programs held in 47 hospitals and 31 Federally Qualied Health Centers. The prestigious Institute of Medicine created a furor with the release of its July 2014 report on GME and one of the key issues was To what extent is the current GME system producing an appropriately balanced physician workforce ready to provide high-quality patient-centered and affordable health care Recommendations focused on programs to create new residency slots with a focus on community-based ambulatory care. Thats the vision said Jon Rohrer associate dean of MSUCOMs Statewide Campus System. But we are and have always been community-based since we started as a consortium in 1989. With the challenge of the ACGME standards were right at the center of the Institute of Medicines recommendations. Decades of graduate medical education in the communities has borne fruit. SCS graduates stay in service where they are trained 83 percent of SCS graduates remain in Michigan to practice and one of every two practice in primary care. From 2003 to 2013 fully three-quarters of MSUCOM graduates entered a residency program within the Statewide Campus System. The results are garnering attention nationally. The Statewide Campus System is the rst Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institution to receive pre-accreditation status from the ACGME as a sponsoring institution. The rapport with our community hospitals goes back 25 years noted Kari Hortos senior associate dean of SCS. The community emphasis and value of collaboration creates savings and economies of scale. Our hospitals are wanting to continue their SCS memberships they value the service alignment and enhancement. In addition Rohrer noted we are doing research that matters. In our Teaching for Quality Te4Q program an initiative of the Association of American Medical Colleges we have emphasized research to enhance quality of care patient safety community- based care and cost savings. This was our pilot year he noted and we have an outstanding class. It helps us to meet the ACGME requirements and AAMC has said it is one of the best programs ever in terms of trainee commitment program organization and quality of faculty projects. STATEWIDE CAMPUS SYSTEM Were where we need to be doing what needs to be done 1937 Residents 47 Hospitals 31 FQHCs 83 of SCS grads remain in Michigan 1ST OPTI to earn ACGME pre-acreditation status 34 of MSUCOM grads enter an SCS residency