Dalmendray among Two Added as GME Administrator Liaisons for College of Medicine – Tucson

Michele Dalmendray and Barbra Solares with certificates of recognition as GME Administrators Liaison appointeesMichele Dalmendray and Barbra Solares have been picked by their peers among the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Administrators Group to serve as GME Administrator Liaisons to the Institutional GME Committee (GMEC), which is made up primarily of residency and fellowship program directors at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

Dalmendray is a senior program coordinator with the UA Internal Medicine Residency – Tucson Campus Program, the largest residency program at the college by far with more than 90 current members. The next nearest in size are the residency programs in the Department of Surgery and Department of Emergency Medicine. She joined the staff at the UA in 2012 as program coordinator for radiology fellowships and medical student education in the Department of Medical Imaging and has been with the internal medicine residency since 2015.

Solares is senior program manager for the UA Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

“Barb and I will attend monthly GMEC meetings with GME program directors to bring issues and concerns of the program administrators (coordinators) to GMEC and to relay pertinent information from the GMEC meetings back to the administrators,” Dalmendray said.

“We were chosen by our peers to be a liaison for them, so it means a great deal to me!”

Diane Bigelow and Darlene Vanover Diane Bigelow is executive director of the GME Office at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Campus.  GME Data Manager Darlene Vanover said there are 43 coordinators—a number with dual roles—who are members of the GME Administrators Group, as well as an additional 13 assistants who also help with GME administration at the college.

The UA Department of Medicine, the largest and one of six original departments at the college, is host to three residency programs and 18 fellowship programs, all but one of which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

At the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, there are more than 70 fellowships and residency programs that are ACGME accredited. Primary training sites for the programs are Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South clinical facilities that include Diamond Children’s Medical Center, the UA Cancer Center and Banner – University Medicine North. Learn more at: https://medicine.arizona.edu/education/graduate/graduate-medical-education 

Release Date: 
12/12/2018 - 3:00pm