News Release

February 3, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

New Graduate Medical Education Journal Names UConn School of Medicine Professor as Editor

FARMINGTON, CONN. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has named Dr. Gail Sullivan as editor of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME), the first peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of the education of medical residents and fellows.

Sullivan is the associate director for education at the University of Connecticut Center on Aging as well as professor and program director of the geriatric medicine fellowship at the UConn School of Medicine. "It is thrilling to have the opportunity to shape a new journal to meet the needs of the graduate medical education community," says Sullivan. "I want the Journal of Graduate Medical Education tto become the primary source for program directors and teachers to learn about new, valid educational strategies, as well as for how to strengthen their own educational research goals."

Sullivan has a rich and extensive editorial background with medical journals including her current position as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and Editor-in-Chief of the Geriatric Review Syllabus, 7th edition and Case-based Geriatrics Review, 2nd edition. She has been a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Chronic Diseases, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Educational Clearinghouse for Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Section.

"Dr. Sullivan has strong credentials as an editor and an educator, along with a seasoned understanding of the issues in graduate medical education. We feel her experience and interests are a good match for JGME," says Dr. Debra Weinstein, chair of the Journal Oversight Committee that led the search for the editor-in-chief.

The inaugural issue of JGME was released in September 2009; the first two issues are available for open access at

Caption: Gail Sullivan, associate director for education at the UConn Center on Aging, has been named the editor of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

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