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Rinehart Becomes Distinguished Anesthesiology Residency Coordinator
Paige Rinehart, Medical Administrative Coordinator, Anesthesiology, recently earned Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) Certification in Anesthesiology and has been recognized as an outstanding coordinator in her specialty by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Rinehart joined with several other anesthesiology program coordinators to become the first class of administrators to earn certification in their specialty. Rinehart spearheaded the effort to establish the certification as chairperson.
"It was a personal goal of mine to see this accomplished," Rinehart said. "The other specialties were already ahead of Anesthesiology with having a certification program, and my goal was to get Anesthesiology in line with other specialties."
Rinehart's efforts did not go unnoticed. In July, she will speak at the ACGME workshop for new program coordinators to learn the basics of accreditation. Rinehart has been asked to discuss, "A Year in the Life of a Coordinator," and participate in a question and answer session. Rinehart said her presentation will cover deadlines faced by the coordinator and the requirements coordinators are challenged to follow by each regulatory body.
Rinehart has been a residency coordinator for the UT Graduate School of Medicine since 1991, serving the hospital since 1985, and is a member of TAGME.
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