The Role of the Designated Institutional Official

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Institutional Requirements state that a Sponsoring Institution (UTHealth) must have a Designated Institutional Official (DIO) who in collaboration with the Institutional Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), must oversee all ACGME-accredited programs of the Sponsoring Institution.

The DIO and GMEC must have authority and responsibility for the oversight and administration of the Sponsoring Institution’s programs and responsibility for assuring compliance with ACGME Common, specialty/subspecialty-specific Program, and Institutional Requirements.

Direct involvement with UTHealth programs include

  • Review of ACGME Program Information Forms
  • Work intimately with the GME Office on program and resident matters
  • Participate in funding and position negotiations with affiliated hospitals
  • Review of ACGME Program Information Forms
  • Review of ACGME Program Information Forms
  • Conduct educational workshops for programs
  • Conduct mock site visits for programs
  • Establish GME institutional policies
  • Meet as needed with Program Directors
  • Meet with Residents/Fellows regarding GME concerns
  • Attend Resident Council, Housestaff and Senate meetings