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Dean Appointed to State Council on Graduate Medical Education

Jun. 18, 2012

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Mark B. Taubman, M.D., dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education.
The appointment of Taubman, who also is University vice president for health sciences, is immediate. He will serve a four-year term.
The council was created in 1987 to provide advice to the governor and commissioner of health on the formulation and implementation of state policies relating to medical education and training.
The council’s issues include the composition, supply and distribution of residency programs, subspecialty programs and fellowship training, efforts to increase the number of minority physicians in training in New York, and programs to increase and improve the training of physicians as medical residents, then practitioners, in underserved areas of the state and with populations with special health needs.
The council also advises on the number and specialties of physicians needed in the state and policies and programs to increase the training of primary care physicians and the training of physicians in non-hospital settings.
Members are appointed by the governor, upon recommendation of the commissioner of health. The council, which meets three times a year in plenary sessions in New York City, consists of 30 members.