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NSAMA New GME Program Administrator Training Program 

The 4th cohort will start 9/19/2023 

The National Society of Academic Medical Administrators presents the New Program Administrator Training course dedicated to providing an interactive and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of coordinating a GME training program. Upon completion of the five-week course, participants will have; an in-depth understanding of program administrator responsibilities, GME and ACGME requirements, systems, and common best practices; information and templates to master the day-to-day program coordination; best practices for using commonly used applications; tools to continue professional development initiatives and mentoring relationship with experienced GME program administrators.  This course is intended for program administrators with less than one year experience, but all are welcome to join.



The information provided in each session and the shared best practices will allow the coordinators to meet the specific objectives outlined below.

  • Define the graduate medical education lifecycle, required systems and accreditation responsibilities.

  • Apply what is learned from each session to their positions throughout the academic year. 

  • Demonstrate ability to interpret program requirements and navigate how program coordinators support compliance.

  • Manage accredited and non-accredited GME programs.

  • Connect with other administrators to allow for networking opportunities.

Course  Details

Cost: $199 includes  membership to NSAMA and discount to the NSAMA annual conference!

Meet The Course Directors

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Julie Beckerdite

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Julie is the Director, Mass General Brigham Pathology Graduate Medical Education where she is helping lead the integration of the pathology residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) into an integrated training experience. She oversees the pathology GME offices at both BWH and MGH providing support and development to a great team of dedicated medical education administrators. Julie's experience in medical education administration began nearly 15 years ago as a program coordinator for thoracic surgery at BWH before being promoted to the education program manager in cardiology at BWH overseeing multiple fellowship programs and all other educational initiatives of this large division. In 2018, Julie took the next step in her medical education administration career serving as the Administrative Director for Graduate Medical Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) for over 4 years. In this institutional role, she was responsible for the administrative and operations management of the GME office which has 60 ACGME accredited and numerous non-ACGME accredited programs with nearly 800 trainees. Julie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2004 and her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare management from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2014.  In addition to serving on the Board, Julie has also served as a member of NSAMA’s Membership and Conference committees. Julie has leadership experience and training including completing the AAMC GME Leadership Certificate Program, BIDMC Sloane Fellows program and the UMass Boston Beacon Leadership Program. In her spare time, Julie enjoys baking and staying active by swimming, running, and white-water rafting.


Kaytlyn Hope

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Kaytlyn is the Education Program Manager in the GME office at Boston Children’s Hospital. Previously, she held a position at Children’s for three years as the fellowship coordinator. Kaytlyn is an active member of the National Society of Academic Medical Administrators and is involved with planning the annual conference and monthly educational sessions. Kaytlyn helped found the hospital’s Executive Coordinators Committee, which facilitates coordinator development, mentoring, and advancement. Kaytlyn is also a member of a GME Wellness Committee, and recently implemented an annual hospital wide trainee wellness/appreciation week.

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