GME Statement

Orthopaedic Research of Virginia is committed to excellence in Graduate Medical Education (GME), as it is to excellence in patient care. We, who bear direct or indirect responsibility for the training of new physicians, hold core values and expectations for our training program: that scholarship and life-long learning be nurtured; that professional, academic and clinical discipline be fostered; that ethical and humanistic treatment of patients be paramount. Our Fellows are expected to incorporate these values, and our teachers are expected to model them.

ORV is committed to providing the resources necessary to meet or exceed the Institutional and Program Requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This includes attracting and retaining a faculty who have the necessary breadth of clinical knowledge and skills, as well as abiding personal commitments to teaching. We are also committed to having the resources available for restructuring and adapting our GME curriculum to a rapidly changing health care environment. We will ensure that the curriculum provides for Fellows to develop clinical competencies under appropriate supervision, with graded levels of progressive responsibility.

ORV will also ensure that the GME environment is enriched by an active program of basic and clinical research, thus providing Fellows with the opportunity to develop the skills of scientific inquiry. Orthopaedic Research of Virginia reinforces the fact that medical education and research stand in complementary partnership with patient care. We will maintain core support services which facilitate clinical and academic growth, such as adequate patient support services, access to a health sciences library and the Internet, media services and conference facilities appropriate to the scope of medical education at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

ORV will provide a learning environment in which opportunities for academic growth are maximized by attention to quality of life. This includes adherence to duty hours limitations; provision of competitive salary, medical and other benefits; provision of counseling services and career guidance; access to affordable housing and meals; and an environment free of harassment of any nature at any time.

Orthopaedic Research of Virginia is committed to maintaining its support of GME administration, such that the evaluation, assessment, monitoring and oversight of GME policies, procedures and programs can be effectively accomplished through the activities of the Internal Review Committee. As the sponsoring institution for Graduate Medical Education, we commit that the ACGME-accredited Fellowship program will strive to be in substantial compliance with Institutional and program requirements. The governing authority, the administration and the teaching faculty and staff support this statement of commitment, developed in consultation with the Internal Review Committee.

Created: July 1, 2003
Revised: July 17, 2003
Approved - Faculty: July 24, 2003
Approved - Board of Directors: