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GME Clinical Learning Environment Review Subcommittee (CLER)




This GMEC Subcommittee will be newly formed to advise the GMEC on matters affecting the clinical learning environment for training programs at the University of Virginia. Matters to be addressed by this committee will involve violations of policy and/or protocol that impact a trainee’s ability to practice medicine in a safe and welcoming learning environment. Examples of issues to be discussed would include, but not limited to:

  • Patient Safety
  • Quality Improvement
  • Supervision by Faculty
  • Competency Assessments
  • Hand-offs of Care
  • Fatigue/Well-being


Administrative coordination is provided by Elida Logan at 924-2407 or esl5u@virginia.edu.

Any member of UVA Health System can ask the CLER Subcommittee to investigate matters related to the clinical learning environment with a program or programs. The request should be made in writing to the Designated Institutional Officer (DIO), Susan Kirk, MD, and should include a description of the issue or issues.   The written request will then be circulated to members of the subcommittee who will decide by electronic vote  1) whether the matter falls under the purview of the GMEC and 2) whether the Program Director of the involved program should come before the GMEC to discuss the situation, and, if applicable, state how the matter has been addressed and any corrective action plans to be implemented.  Such discussions with the GMEC should be viewed as an educational opportunity for both the program and the other members of the GMEC.