Erin Corriveau, M.D. and senior resident in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME). COGME is the 17-member body appointed by Secretary Kathleen Sibelius of the Department of Health and Human Services that analyzes trends and makes reports advising Congress on physician workforce policy. This is the first time a resident from New Mexico has been appointed to this committee.

COGME was authorized by Congress in 1986 to provide an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues and financing policies, and to recommend appropriate federal and private sector efforts to address identified needs. COGME advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Corriveau will graduate from UNM and attend Johns Hopkins University for further public health and preventative medicine training.