TAGME Spotlight – November 2023Cindy Thompson, C-TAGME
Department of Orthopedics at West Virginia University
Year Attained TAGME Certification: 2008
Professional Work: Worked in the Department of Orthopedics at West Virginia University for 30 years with 24 of those years being the Residency Coordinator, Residency Program Administrator and Senior Program Administrator of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship and Spine Fellowship. Manages the daily administrative activities as outlined in the ACGME Institutional, Common and Specialty Program requirements including: alumni activities, budget/finances, curriculum/schedules, evaluations, governing body requirements, in-service and board exams, internal review, new resident orientation, program quality and improvement, recruitment/selection, resident graduation, policy and procedure manual and statistics/procedure logs. Responsible for the direct supervision of the administrative and professional responsibilities for the residents and serves as the primary liaison between the program director, residents, program faculty, central GME office and affiliated teaching sites.
Awards and Recognitions:
2023 - American Orthopedic Association Coordinator of the Year Committee Participation:
2023 - 2026 - ACGME Coordinator Advisory Group 2018 - 2020 - TAGME Board of Directors, Assessment Committee 2017 - 2020 - TAGME Outcomes Committee 2017 - 2018 - TAGME Coordinator Description Taskforce 2013 - 2015 - President - Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopedic Surgery (ARCOS) 2013 - 2015 - AOA/CORD Governing Committee 2009 - 2015 - TAGME New Specialty Development Committee Hobbies: Cooking and baking/candy making; watching police procedural/crime shows; road trips
All who have achieved initial certification may use C-TAGME while current. To continue to utilize it successful maintenance of certification must be completed.
2022 Successful Candidates
Received a TAGME dri-fit, short sleeve shirt along with a Certificate of Completion.
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