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Eleven ways GME can change the workforce

Residency Program Insider, February 21, 2014

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A South Carolina GME commission recently proposed several recommendations to increase the number of rural and family physicians in the state, including targeting 15% of GME and supplemental teaching physician payments toward meeting workforce goals and creating a permanent GME council.

 
The state’s GME Advisory Group, tasked with finding ways to increase the number of rural and primary care physicians in the state, recently released a report called Leveraging Graduate Medical Education to Increase Primary Care and Rural Physician Capacity in South Carolina.
 
Overall, the state faces a physician shortage, especially in rural and poor areas, according to the report.
 
The commission made 11 recommendations to help the state achieve its workforce goals, including:
Collaborating with teaching hospitals to promote more extensive practice opportunities in community-based health organizations
 
Creating new family medicine and primary care specialty residency programs in rural and underserved areas

Developing a data collection system to determine the effectiveness of “physician pipeline” programs

 



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