GME Staff

Sue Simmons: Director

  • Assistance with preparation for ACGME site visits
  • GME policies
  • Agendas for GMEC, Duty Hours and GMEC Exec
  • Internal Reviews
  • Changes in Resident Complement, Changes in Program Directors, Changes in Training Sites
  • Residency/fellowship program requirements
  • WebAds
  • Manages resources to help programs in meeting ACGME requirements
  • Incoming and outgoing residents/fellows
  • Troubled resident/fellow assistance
  • Resident advocate, assuring due process
  • NRMP
  • Resident/fellow spaces, including call rooms and computers
  • Outside Hospitals Liaison/Contracts


Christine Flores: Associate Director

  • GME Office policies/cyclical events
  • Resident/fellow database management system (E*Value) expert - responsible for training, troubleshooting, reports, data mapping, customizations and sharing best practices, billing and Medicare Cost Report
  • Diversity liaison for program directors, coordinators and residents for recruitment and support of diversity efforts
  • Medical education research projects including development of posters and coordination of articles
  • Serves on the Duty Hours Subcommittee and ongoing monitoring of institutional duty hours compliance
  • Serves as GME contact for information related to physician workforce in Oregon
  • J-1 Visas/ ECFMG issues
  • H1B visas for non-US citizens

Jenny Serafimovka: Fiscal Manager

  • Manages GME budget/Fiscal Analysis
  • Manages GME stipends/grants
  • Resident/fellow reimbursement
  • Responsible for all affiliate billing and reconciliations
  • Resident/fellow paychecks
  • Processes appointments and terminations through HR
  • Coordinates and tracks resident/fellow salaries and funding sources, labor distribution

 Sara Kaufman: Communications Coordinator

  • GME Webpage management
  • GME Welcome Booklet
  • Resident - Fellow photo roster
  • Liaison with Resident/Faculty Wellness Program
  • Audience Response System (Keypoint) contact
  • Program Coordinator Meeting Agenda
  • Hospital Orientation

Carlie Kennedy
Administrative Coordinator

  • Resident/fellow database management system (E*Value), troubleshooting, reports, data.
  • Resident/fellow meal tickets (first point of contact)
  • J-1 Visas/ ECFMG issues
  • Initiates and oversees H1B visas for non-US citizens
  • Manage certificates of Completion
  • Iron Mountain Liaison
  • Business cards
  • Alphagraphics liason

Cliff Cox:
Fiscal Administrative Coordinator

  • FMLA, OFLA and other arrangements for resident/fellow leave of absence (first point of contact)
  • Reimbursments
Emily Taylor: Administrative Coordinator
  • Program Letters of Agreement (PLAs)
  • Lab Coats and Scrubs
  • Visiting resident coordination


Sarah Wilkinson: Administrative Assistant

  • Verifications of prior training/employment
  • Moonlighting
  • Catering for meetings/room reservations
  • Arrangements and meetings for Drs. Girard & Brunett


Every member of the GME staff can assist with DEA, NPI and OMB license numbers, master doctor numbers, long distance codes, employee ID numbers, salary rates, meal tickets, updated addresses, notary public, incoming residents/fellows' issues, parking, GME policies, benefits, name changes.

Contact GME

Graduate Medical Education
Mail Code: L579
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239



FAX: 503-494-8513

GME is located in the Dean's Office on the 4th floor of Mackenzie Hall.

Resident Faculty Wellness Center

For confidential, resident- specific counseling, contact 503-494-1208.

Resident Wellness Center