Dr. Kenneth Shine to Speak at NRMP Stakeholder Conference

October 21, 2016

Dr. Kenneth ShineThe National Resident Matching Program is pleased to announce Dr. Kenneth Shine as a speaker at its annual stakeholder conference “Transition to Residency: Conversations Across the Medical Education Continuum” for medical school faculty, residency program directors, and hospital executives. The conference will be held May 4-6, 2017 at the New Orleans Marriott in the French Quarter of the city.

Dr. Shine will bring to the conference his perspective on effective ways to transform medical education and build stronger integrated health care systems. As the former Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs with the University of Texas Health System, he provided oversight to the six health campuses of the University. He also advocated for the creation of two new medical schools, Dell Medical School in Austin and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), and he spearheaded initiatives designed to improve patient safety and access to care, create innovative medical education models, and address clinical effectiveness across campuses.

While president of the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Shine published Crossing the Quality Chasm-A New Health System for the 21st Century, a report that called for sweeping changes and improvements to the American health care system to minimize medical errors resulting in death. In 2011, he was awarded the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award from the National Quality Forum and Joint Commission for his outstanding contributions and dedication to improving national health care quality and safety standards.  Dr. Shine’s other leadership roles include former president of the American Heart Association and former chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Council of Deans. He currently is a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME), a Professor of Medicine at the Dell Medical School of the University of Texas, and Special Advisor to the UTRGV.

Please join us in New Orleans to hear Dr. Shine and meet with colleagues from medical schools and institutions around the country to discuss ways to improve the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education.

Space is limited and hotel accommodations are filling quickly.  Register today!