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The Association for Hospital Medical Education supports four Councils. The Councils represent interest groups for individuals with a similar professional role that involves a substantial portion of the membership of the Association. Membership in AHME is required to join any of the Councils.

COIL (Council of Institutional Leaders)

The mission of the Council of Institutional Leaders is to provide a network of support, information, and education for its members; to promote the professional development of its members; and to enhance the ability of its members to provide high quality administrative direction of medical education programs.

CCME (Council on Continuing Medical Education)

The mission of the Council on Continuing Medical Education is to develop professional education programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of CME educators/administrators and to facilitate the continued development of continuing medical education as a value added educational activity that provides a positive measurable impact on the quality of health care. The Council also provides a forum for discussion of issues and development of recommendations related to important issues related to continuing medical education.

COPAC (Council of Program Administrators and Coordinators)

The mission of the Council of Program Administrators and Coordinators is to serve as an information resource for graduate medical education administrators and coordinators in matters affecting medical education.  COPAC’s emphasis focuses on information sharing among colleagues in various specialties; understanding accreditation issues and the ACGME; effectively managing the ERAS and NRMP systems; and developing effective relationships with colleagues and resident physicians. AHME recognizes that residency coordinators provide support that is integral to the operation of residency training programs. These individuals comprise an important segment of GME staffs nationwide. COPAC was established to provide these individuals with a source for information and idea sharing.

CTYPD (Council of Transitional Year Program Directors)

The mission for the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors is to:

  • Serve as an advocate for Transitional Year programs and the physicians who direct these programs;
  • Communicate the purpose and unique features of the Transitional Year to deans, student affairs offices, medical students, specialty program directors and other interested parties;
  • Provide networking and educational opportunities for Transitional Year program directors, with specific emphasis on accreditation issues, resident recruitment and curriculum development;
  • Provide a forum for addressing important issues regarding preparatory clinical training;
  • Provide effective liaison for Transitional Year program directors with ACGME, the Transitional Year Review Committee, the AAMC Group on Student Affairs, associations of specialty program directors and other organizations;
  • Collect and distribute information on Transitional Year programs and preparatory clinical training opportunities; and
  • Alert Transitional Year directors about important issues which will impact their programs and/or their sponsoring institutions.