Web Based Information for Other Organizations
Information pertaining to residents, fellows, and medical training programs is electronically gathered annually via two secure web-based applications. This data is used for monitoring, planning and research purposes, as well as for use in structuring graduate medical education programs. Program directors and/or coordinators are responsible for reviewing, adding, updating, and approving resident and program information for the following electronic systems.
The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) jointly created GME Track to gather census data and provide immediate access to resident and program information. GME Track replaced the AMA’s Survey of Graduate Medical Education programs and the AAMC’s Resident Census.
GME Track is accessed via the internet by navigating to https://services.aamc.org/gme/admin/login/index.cfm?fuseaction=login. GME Track now makes use of the AAMC Sign in, which allows users to create a user ID/password combination for use with other AAMC applications, such as Find a Resident. Once logged into GME Track, program directors and/or coordinators can review, add, edit, update or approve program and resident information. Reporting options are available for the use of program directors and coordinators.
The information entered into GME Track automatically updates the Fellowships and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access System (FREIDA), permitting medical students and residents to access information about various residency programs. It also is used to update the Graduate Medical Education Directory, the medical education issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and the AAMC’s Data Book. Additionally, program directors can utilize the Program Survey to compare their program with others.
Each year GME Track will set data entry deadlines for programs interested in being included in the FREIDA Online Update. As a general rule, the deadline for inclusion in the August update will be early July. For inclusion in the October update the deadline will be the end of September.