A Statewide Coordinator Consortium – Conception to Adolescence Phyllis Thackrah and Diane Ramirez Maricopa Integrated Health System and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. Adolescence. Conception. Birth. Early Development. The early development of MECAz has revealed many accomplishments:
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Phyllis Thackrah and Diane Ramirez
Maricopa Integrated Health System and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Now that MECAz is in adolescence, it is clear that excellent networking opportunities have arisen and numerous educational presentations have been provided. Processes have been standardized and streamlined, communication has been greatly enhanced
and opportunities for personal
and professional growth
have become abundant.
This project was conceived with the goal of improving communication and standardization of information among coordinators of eight hospitals and three medical schools providing medical education in the Phoenix area.
The Medical Education Coordinators of Arizona (MECAz) is organized for the purpose of statewide networking to improve the coordination and efficiency of undergraduate and graduate medical education through sharing best practices, supporting professional development, setting standards, identifying process improvements, opening communication, and interfacing with national organizations.
Universal Rotating Resident Application Revised
Universal Rotating Resident Application Developed
Decision Made to Formalize
Mission Statement Adopted
Length of Offices Redefined
Group Named MECAz
First Officers Elected
AHME/MECAz Academy Held
Held First Meeting