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Book excerpt: The Residency Program Director's Handbook

Residency Program Alert, July 1, 2008

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Editor’s note: The text below is excerpted from HCPro’s The Residency Program Director’s Handbook, by Robert V. Higgins, MD, vice chair of academic affairs and residency program director in the department of OB/GYN at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. This is an excerpt from “Chapter 12: Graduate medical education funding.”

Everyone is happy to receive a paycheck as an intern. Most residents assume that the money is generated by patient care revenue. Few residents, and even few faculty members, realize that a resident’s paycheck is primarily supported by the federal government.

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