Staff Profile: Meghan Shaver

Meghan Shaver, Corporate Director of MedStar Health GME

Meghan Shaver, the Corporate Director of MedStar Health GME, has seen the health system undergo a lot of change over her 20-year tenure. Her career within GME has experienced some changes, too.

Meghan started out as the program coordinator for the psychiatry department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Over the course of her career, she’s had the opportunity to work in several other hospitals in the system, including Union Memorial Hospital, Harbor Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center, and she’s seen firsthand the transformation that has taken place throughout the system.

“Twenty years ago, each hospital really was doing its own thing. The way we have brought them together under one umbrella to share resources and ideas…to form a consortium and work together as a team has been really inspiring to see over the years,” she reflected.

First accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2017, the MedStar Health GME Consortium is one of the largest and most innovative GME programs in the country.

In Meghan’s current role as Corporate Director of MedStar Health GME, she oversees this accreditation process for MedStar Health GME Consortium’s 72 accredited programs and nine GME programs in specialties like podiatric surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Meghan was instrumental in the consortium’s recent ACGME evaluation (a process GME programs must undergo every several years to maintain accreditation), in which MedStar Health GME received no citations or areas for improvement (AFIs).

In addition to ensuring that the more than 100 different resident and fellowship programs within MedStar Health GME are operating as one team, the MedStar Health GME Consortium brings other benefits to residents and fellows as well. The consortium’s medical education and clinical partnership with Georgetown University means that clinical faculty, residents, ​and fellows are the primary teachers​ and mentors for medical students at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Depending on the time of the year, Meghan supports other needs of the MedStar Health GME team, including onboarding new residents and fellows and reviewing resident, fellow, and faculty survey results.

In her role on the Metrics and Outcomes Subcommittee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), Meghan also helps to guide the work of MedStar Health GME by evaluating the performance of each program and determining which ones may need additional attention.

Outside of work, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and kids at their home in Maryland.