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Graduate Medical Education

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Physician education beginning after graduation from medical school and providing clinical and instructional training in general and specialty practice. GME may have as its goal the accomplishment of board certification in a specialty (e.g., pediatrics or orthopedics) or proficiency in an area of operational expertise (e.g., aerospace medicine or tropical medicine).

Source of Definition

DODI 6015.24 Sizing of Graduate Medical Education and Program Closure Procedures

Related Glossary Terms

Graduate Medical Education

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