Teri Hill, C-TAGME interviewed by HCPro's Residency Program Alert

Teri Hill, Resident Program ManagerTeri Hill, Manager of Academic Programs for the Orthopaedics Department was interviewed by Residency Program Alert, a newsletter for Residency program managers.

So what does earning those extra letters (C-TAGME) do for a coordinator? At most institutions, TAGME certification doesn’t guarantee a higher salary, Sauve says. (Only 1% of our 2014 salary survey respondents cited a change in credentials, including obtaining TAGME certification, as the reason they received a pay increase last year.) However, the certification may hold indirect benefits for co-ordinators.  Teri Hill, C-TAGME, believes the knowledge she’s gained through obtaining her certification has helped her to obtain positions with increased responsibility over the years, which has ultimately led to salary increases.
Hill, who is currently the vice president of TAGME and the manager of academic programs in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, says obtaining TAGME certification has helped her to navigate career changes. She’s jumped from managing a residency program to working in the GME office. Currently, she is managing both residency as well as fellowship programs.  Hill and Sauve say more departments and institutions are recognizing the importance of the coordinator’s role and are supporting professional development for coordinators. Becoming TAGME-certified gives coordinators an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.  “They’re more supportive of coordinators getting certification,and then they can say they have experts in the department,” Sauve says. “I know my program director really enjoys that.”

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