Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor and executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, is helping to expand The University of Toledo’s influence on national medical education.Gold has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Board of Directors, which oversees the accreditation of almost 9,000 residency education programs in the United States. As a board member, Gold will work to ensure that the council uses the most effective methods to evaluate graduate medical education.
“I am honored to be selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,” Gold said. “This is recognition for The University of Toledo Medical Center and an opportunity to impact the future of graduate medical education at institutions across the country.
“Graduate medical education is vital to the future of health care in this country as the physician work force continues to age and the demand for health care grows,” he said. “It is important work to identify opportunities to improve the education for future health-care providers.”
Gold was elected to serve as a board member at the council’s annual meeting in September, beginning his first three-year term. When this term is up in September 2015, he will be eligible for reappointment for a second three-year term.
As a board member, Gold will have many responsibilities, including serving on the Committee of Requirements and the Finance Committee.
Along with being a member of the council’s board, Gold serves on more than 50 professional committees and more than 100 national organizations, volunteer boards and health councils. He also was recently elected to the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and has served as president of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association.
“The continuity with my ongoing work with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, accrediting American Medical Schools, will provide unique and valuable perspective,” Gold said. “I look forward to this challenge.”