Training Administrators for
Graduate Medical Education
Promoting excellence in management of graduate medical education training programs through certification.
To ensure a comprehensive level of services, training, knowledge and leadership through certification for the administration of Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs for physicians-in-training.
News & Updates
For candidates who applied and were approved in 2020 to take their assessment:
Please remember the deadline to schedule your assessment is Feb. 26, 2021 and all assessments must be completed by Feb. 28, 2021 – this includes retakes.
An email with the link to register was emailed by Nov. 3, 2020. If you did not receive an email or have misplaced it, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have it resent.
If your assessment is not scheduled and taken by Feb. 28, 2021, you will forfeit your application fee. For those registered for your MOC assessment, please remember current certification will expire and you must cease using your C-TAGME credentials if you do not take and pass your assessment prior to the Feb. 28, 2021 deadline.
If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you are allowed one retake assessment. To register for a retake, you will go to the TAGME Applicant Portal: https://tagme.smapply.org/prog/certification_application_-_2020/ to apply and pay the $150 retake fee. Once your retake application is received and processed, you will receive an email to register for your retake assessment.
Thank you to all who completed applications for Initial or MOC 2020 Certification. Info for 2021 testing will come at a later date.
All who have achieved initial certification may use C-TAGME while current. To continue to utilize it successful maintenance of certification must be completed.
Live Proctored Sessions
Approved applicants will be able to schedule an assessment session on a date and time of their convenience and on their own computers between 11.4.20-2.28.21.
Katie Axiotis, M.Ed., C-TAGME
New TAGME Board of Directors member — Katie has been the administrator / coordinator for the Florida State University College of Medicine (FSU COM) Internal Medicine Residency program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital since the program’s inception in 2016. She recently accepted responsibility for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship also located in Sarasota, Florida, to start its first fellows in 2020. Ms. Axiotis was scheduled to present at the recent Association for Hospital Medical Education conference, coordinator boot camp session about time management, but the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Prior to joining GME, she worked at the FSU COM Sarasota Regional Campus, and as a Standardized Patient Program Associate at Northeastern Ohio Medical University. Katie obtained TAGME certification in 2019. She is a graduate of Kent State University receiving a M.Ed. in health education and a BA in history and journalism.
Some Objectives of TAGME:
- Promote the use of effective measurement tools to assess the competency of GME training administrators
- Share knowledge, encourage educational opportunities, and personal and professional growth through continued advancements in the profession
- Promote ethical principles and professional behavior in support of GME training programs for physicians-in-training
- Uphold and support national educational standards for GME administration
- Promote continuing development by providing a mechanism of recertification to individuals who continue to demonstrate their qualifications beyond the initial certification
2020 ACGME Award
TAGME congratulates the following for GME Program Coordinator Excellence:
- Diana Lynn Brucha, C-TAGME; UPMC Medical Education; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Kimberly S. Brown, C-TAGME; Duke University Hospital; Durham, North Carolina; Emergency Medicine
- Kareen E. Chin, MBA, C-TAGME; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, Texas; Selective Surgical and Subspecialty Pathology, Dermatopathology, Cytopathology