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Hamilton earns GME certification

May 30, 2024
Robert J. "Bubba" Hamilton
"Bubba" Hamilton

Robert "Bubba" Hamilton, administrative director of graduate medical education (GME) at the Florida State University College of Medicine, recently completed his GME administrator certification program from the National Society of Academic Medical Administrators.

The six-week certificate program provides specific training and an in-depth understanding of program administrator responsibilities, GME and ACGME requirements, systems and common best practices of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the non-profit organization that accredits residency and fellowship programs in the United States. Further, it defines the GME lifecycle, required systems and accreditation responsibilities and how to successfully manage both ACGME accredited and non-accredited programs. 

Hamilton joined the college’s GME team, headed by Associate Dean Bill Boyer, DHSC, in August 2023 from Philadelphia, where he was the director of simulation at Crozer Health. He was a critical care and flight paramedic for 30 years, as well as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) instructor. He is also a regional faculty/instructor for the American Heart Association and a prehospital trauma life-support instructor for the National Association of EMTs.