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AAFP, CAFM urge House Committee to reform GME funding

Residency Program Insider, January 23, 2015

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In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s request for comments on GME reform, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) recently submitted a joint letter outlining their concerns and recommendations.
 
Both organizations asked that GME funding better support community-based training and for institutions that receive federal GME funding to produce more primary care physicians to alleviate the nation’s shortage. They recommended that at least a third of an institution’s residency slots be allocated to primary care.
 
The AAFP and CAFM also recommended that Congress ensure that GME funding is better allocated to residency programs in underserved areas.
 
Source: AAFP



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