DO joins the HHS Council on Graduate Medical Education

In his new role, Kenneth Veit, DO, will provide an osteopathic voice in discussions on shaping graduate medical education in the United States.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell appointed Kenneth Veit, DO, to serve on the HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Council on Graduate Medical Education.

The council provides an ongoing evaluation of physician workforce trends, training issues and financing medical education programs. It also makes recommendations to numerous Senate and House committees on these issues.

Currently Dr. Veit serves as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs and dean at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously he served the HRSA on a committee for managed care and academic medical centers, and worked on an HRSA grant on the traits of medical schools that produce primary care physicians and doctors who serve underserved communities.

“As an educator, Dr. Veit understands the dynamic growth of the osteopathic medical profession and many students’ desire for residency programs that put osteopathic principles and practices into clinical training. His leadership will help develop programs where they are most needed, placing new physicians in areas where they’ll have a real impact on the overall health of the community,” said AOA President Boyd R. Buser, DO, in a statement.

Dr. Veit was jointly nominated by the American Osteopathic Association, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for this position.

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