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New report makes recommendations for GME reform

Residency Program Insider, March 15, 2011

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In the middle of healthcare policy reform is graduate medical education and how it is funded. The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Association of Academic Health Centers sponsored a GME Policy Workgroup, which recently released a report with five recommendations for funding GME.

The workgroup made the following five recommendations:

  • The Institute of Medicine should review the governance and financing of the current GME system
  • The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education should facilitate the restructuring of the GME system
  • Conduct a thorough review of the policies that determine how GME is currently financed to see if it needs to be reformed
  • Promote innovative training approaches and creation of new GME programs to better serve the needs of the public and better prepare trainees for the future
  • Review GME specialty slots every five years to meet specialty demand changes


Read the full report, "Ensuring an Effective Physician Workforce for America: Recommendations for an Accountable Graduate Medical Education System.”

 



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