Considering TAGME certification in 2018?

As accreditation for medical training grows ever more complex, institutions
require experienced, proven specialists who can navigate, document, report
and understand the nuances of successful GME programs.

Join the over 1400 TAGME-certified professionals who exhibit their advanced
competencies in and demonstrate a higher commitment to the role of residency
and fellowship administrators, coordinators and managers in accredited ACGME
and AOA programs.

Achieving the C-TAGME credential is a comprehensive process. It will expand
your GME knowledge, prepare you for greater on-the-job responsibilities,
enhances your professional image, reflects accomplishment, build self-esteem,
and increases potential career advancement. So…what are you waiting for?

Applications for 2018 certification (Initial or Maintenance of Certification) will
be available November 1, 2017. Until then, please take a moment to review the
updated Application FAQs.  TAGME will accept applications from January 1st
through February 28th.

2017 Certification Assessments are currently under review. Results
will be emailed to candidates in late-October. We are unable to provide
individual outcomes until all assessments have been scored. Thank
you for your patience.

Read the latest From The President


CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 New and Re-Certified TAGME members!

In the first year offering Global Certification, we are thrilled to report 149 candidates have successfully
achieved initial TAGME certification and an additional 45 current members have renewed their
C-TAGME status through 2021. Our membership now exceeds 1100 training administrators,
coordinators, managers and administrative DIOs in ACGME/AOA graduate medical education programs.

New TAGME Members Institution
Nicole Abdilla St. John Macomb-Oakland Hosp.
Karla Anderson Univ. of Kentucky
Veltricia Angiulo Univ. of Arizona, Tuscon
Margaret Baker Univ. of Cincinnati
Sandra Barker Phoenix Childrens Hosp.
Deborah Barrand Mayo Clinic Arizona
Terry Bennett Univ. of Virginia
Anita Bergh Christiana Care Health System
Jessica Berrios Bronz-Lebanon Hospital Center
Allison Blachford University of Nebraska
Katherine Bradford Florida Hospital
Sarah Braet Children’s Mercy Hospital
Michelle Brooks Stanford Children’s Health
Cathleen Brummer Medical College of Wisconsin
Jennifer Burr Univ. of Colorado, Denver
Donna Campagna Long Island Jewish-Northwell Health
Yannira Campos-Mercado San Juan Hospital
Jennifer Cardone New York Presbyterian
Cheryl Christenson Hennepin County Medical Center
Melody Cikalo Beaumont Health
Carrie Cohen Univ. Texas Southwestern
Brandy Gail Collins-Freiger Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham
Angela Counce Resurrection Health, Memphis
Christi Cranmer Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Amy Cutting Univ. Michigan
Margie Daly New York Presbyterian
Artina Dawkins Wake Forest Baptist Health
Caroline Diez Univ. of South Carolina
Denise Dolan Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital
Debra Duckett Kaweah Delta Health Care
Tracey Eberhart Conerstone Care
Jill Edwards Children’s Mercy Hospital
Margarita Fasbender Kaiser Permanente So. California
Kathy Flesher Methodist Hospital, Dallas
Michele Floring Maricopia Medical Center
Denise Golem Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Alina Gonzalez Perez Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Sara Goode Nationwid Children’s Hospital
Alison Gorman Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Heather Gorman Univ. of Kansas/Kansas Medical Center
Karen Granquist Boston Children’s Hospital
Rhonda Harden Palmetto Health
Patti Hayden Univ. of Louisville
Melissa Hayes Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis
Aaron Haynes Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis
Cheryl Haynes Southern Regional AHEC
Candace Herman Monmouth Medical Center
Donna Heyduk Lankenau Medical Center
Dianne Huang North Shore Univ. Hospital
Qinxin Huang Montefiore Health System
Kelley Hyatt Boston Children’s Hospital
Dawn Jones All Children’s Hospital-Johns Hopkins
Rachel Wilhelm Jonrd Univ. of South Carolina
Kathleen Keene Maine Dartmouth
Melissa Keller Wright State Physicians LLC
Katherine Kellerman Wesley Medicine Center
Barbara Kirby West Virginia Univesity Hospitals
Ledina Knight Montefiore Medical Center
Crystal Komindo West Virginia Univesity Hospitals
Jennifer Koser Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Julie LaBare Mayo Clinic Rochester
Tara Lauriat St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
Alaina Lawrence Carilion Clinic
Sharon Lawson Univ of Arkansas,Medical School
Jodi Leonard Oregon Health & Science Univ.
Angelica Lopez Univ. of Texas, Houston
Debbra Lopez Montefiore Medical Center
Zudith Lopez Montefiore Medical Center
Amy Lovano University Hospital Case Medical Center
Jennifer Lucci St. John Providence Health
Stephanie Mason CAMC Health Education & Research
Jane Maugeri Univ. of Pennsylvania
Erin Maxwell Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center
Alex Mayer Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan
Christine Mayes Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Akron
Laney McDougal Rush University Medical Center
Jennifer McGeorge Univ. of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Suzanne McTaggart Univ. of Michigan
M. Shirley Meade Abington Memorial Hospital
Dorothy Mersinger Houston Methodist Hospital
Lisa Miller Univ. of Michigan
Stefanie Morgan Charleston Area Medical Center
Jessical Moriarty Univ. of Rochester
Andrea Mortley Univ. of Miami-JFK Medical Center
Jessica Moyer Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Paula Naumann Univ. Wisconsin,  Eau Claire
Carla Navarro NYU School of Medicine
Becky O’Neal Keck School of Medicine
Leilani O’Neill Loma Linda University Health
Ana Otero Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Heather Pennington Charleston Area Medical Center
Melissa Perry Univ. Texas Southwestern
Jiselle Petrusky Northwell Health
Tammy Pickens Univ. of Alabama , Birmingham
Susan Pieno LSU Health Science Center
Teri Plows Bassett Medical Center
Rita Raio North Shore Univ. Hospital/Northwell
Laurice Ramirez Jones Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Akron
Susan Ratliff Emory University
Emily Rawn NYU School of Medicine
Mary Rich Univ of Cincinnati
Adrienne Rickett Univ. Texas Southwestern
Patrice Riley Methodist Carlton Medical Center
Jonean Roberts Univ. of New Mexico
Karyn Rosinski St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Lisa Ross Touro Univ. Nevada
Charlene Larson Rotandi Stanford
Michelle Rotella Roswell Park Cancer Insititute
Lisa-Ann Roura St. Peter Family Medicine Chehalis
Anne Schafer Ruud Univ. of South Dakora Sanford SOM
Kelly Sacco Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Barbara Samples Charleston Area Medical Center
Jennifer Saulino Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Candance Scanlon Tufts Medical Center
Carrie Schaub Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Karen Schleif New York Presbyterian
Valerie Sedney West Virginia Univesity Hospitals
Katina Shehie Univ. of Nevada SOM
Barbara Simonds Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Julie Sivigny Florida Atlantic University
Kristin Sweeney Tufts Medical Center
Rachel Talcott Univ. of Minnesota
Suzanne Taylor Mayo Clinic, Florida
Bryan Thorn Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis
Jamie Williams Tidwell Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis
Erin VanDenLangenberg West Virginia Univesity Hospitals
Kelli VanNosdall Barnabas Health
Maria Vaughn Aultman Hospital
Dawne Vowler Univ. of Michigan
Susan Wack Lousiania State Health Science
Scottie Wahlstrom Univ. of Texas, Houston
Julie Wall Banner University Medical Center
Amanda Walls kansas City University
Chantal Ward Providence Health Services, Alaska
Kimberly Warfield Univ. of North Texas
Angela Weiss Univ. of Washington
Jennifer Weiss Charleston Area Medical Center
Rose Marie Wells Main Line Health
Ashley West Charleston Area Medical Center
Audrey Westphalen Univ .of Colorado ,Aurora
SuAnn White Univ. of Oklahoma
Stephanie Whitt Univ. of Cincinnati
Kristin Wilcox Largo Medical Center
Julisa Williams Univ. of Texas, Houston
Jenny Wilson Univ. of Montana, Western Montana
Shannon Winchester Oergon Health Science University
Linda Woltz Seattle Children’s Hospital
Angela Womble Dean Health System
Mary Yanik Summa Health System


MOC Members Institution
Ambrosya Amlong Univ. of Michigan
Karen Ariemma Univ of Tennessee, Memphis
Sophia Bienek-Cate West Virginia University Hospital
Margie Bodie Palmetto Health
Diana Brucha Univ of Pittsburgh
Colleen Bruton Univ of California, Los Angeles
Virna Chan Cedar Sinai Medical Center
Stephanie Compton Pikeville Medical Center
Kimberly Cornwell Lehigh Valley Health Network
Patricia Crean McLaren Oakland
Teresa Crugnale Univ. of Miami
Christina Edwards Christiana Care Health System
Diane Gamez Mclaren Greater Lansing
Andrew Gienapp Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis
Nilda Gonzalez Univ. of Miami
Kallie Keddington Handy Univ. of Utah
Theresa Hill Univ. of Texas, San Antonio
Lisa Hope Methodist Hospital , Kentucky
Teresa Hudson St. Louis University SOM
Tina Hunter Univ. of Nebraska
Mary Kennedy Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Erika Kozy Orland Health
Eileen Kruck New York Methodist
Cindy Leitz Gundersen Medical Foundation
Nancy Lenz Western Michigan University
Stacey Livingston Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Melissa Mann Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Ellen Marr Southern Illinois Univ. SOM
Christina Miller ProMedica Toledo Hospital
Maggie Mrozinski Univ of Pittsburgh
Gerri Navarre Metro Health Hospital
Melissa Neiderhiser Excela Health Latrobe Hospital
Magdalena Petre Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Penny Potvin East Carolina University
Connie Sams Univ. of California , Los Angeles
Esmeralda Santana Aurora Health Care
Carrie Saviano Norwalk Hospital
Teresa Schneider Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Patricia Sewell Central Michigan University
Cindy Shattuck Western Michigan University
Gina Silvey Univ. of Missouri
Mary Tanderup SUNY StonyBrook
Carla Terry St. Claire Regional Medical Center
Kathy Urban Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Delana Vanover Ohio State Univ Wexner Medical Center
Dawn Yenser Lehigh Valley Health Network

TAGME Members Named to New ACGME Committee

Congratulations to Sherry Bucholz, C-TAGME (Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center), Renda S. Chubb, C-TAGME (University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine), Shannon H. Darrah, C-TAGME (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Annette Lemire, C-TAGME (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine) for their recent appointment to the inaugural ACGME Coordinator’s Advisory Group! Selected from almost 200 applications, they will serve  as consultants (with nine additional colleagues) on issues related to the program administrator and coordinator roles within the accreditation process.  

TAGME Installs New Executive Committee Officers

TAGME Board of Directors 2016

Shown L to R: Lois Shuman (front), Karen Mulcahy, Dorothy Winkler, Tamika Williams, Kora Gray, Jennie Faulkner, Deb Schilling, Mary Jane Cahill, (front) Chris Tutsch, Annette Lemire, Laura Gibson, Cheryl Moss, Linda Shaffer, Dawn Yenser, Kerrie Jordan, (back) Vici Stroer, Vicky Norton, Beverly Pernitzke, Lisa Turner, Kathy Dixon

During the annual Board of Directors meeting held at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, TAGME leadership installed the 2016-2017 Executive Committee:

PresidentChris Tutsch, C-TAGME (Orthopaedics, University of Kentucky)
Vice-President/President-Elect: Karen Mulcahy, C-TAGME (Cardiovascular Disease, Advocate Health)
Secretary: Lois Shuman, C-TAGME (Radiology, Indiana University)
Treasurer: Mary Jane Cahill, C-TAGME (Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Immediate Past-President: Laura Gibson, C-TAGME (Genetics, Johns Hopkins Medical Center)

Further details and updates from the meeting coming soon!

 Have a question about TAGME certification?

As we move to the next phase of our initial certification and maintenance of certification annual cycle, we’ve collected a list of the most frequently asked questions received during the 2016 application window: TAGME FAQs .   Still don’t see the answer to your question?  Email us at

Application window for 2016 certification is now closed

The application window for 2017 certification will open 1/1/2017.

TAGME Congratulates

Julia Panzo and Tammy Stallings have been named recipients of the 2016 ACGME Award for GME Program Coordinator Excellence for their in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and projects to improve residency programs. They will be honored at the upcoming ACGME Annual Education Conference in National Harbor, MD in March, 2016.

TAGME is Changing to Meet Your Needs!

TAGME has certified graduate medical education professionals since 2005. During this time, many changes have developed in GME, and in August at the Annual TAGME Board of Directors meeting, TAGME moved in a direction that will allow our GME community to keep pace with these changes.
Click here to read more.

TAGME Continues to Move Forward

As the leader in certification for GME professionals since 2005, TAGME is acutely aware of and strives to keep pace with the evolution of graduate medical education. Along with changes to the certification process, TAGME has also modified its leadership structure. To ensure appropriate representation for all TAGME-certified coordinators, including those who will be globally certified, the leadership framework has been redesigned to reflect the ACGME Review Committee structure. Read more here.