Residency

New legislation seeks to increase residency positions

Residency Program Insider, May 8, 2015

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New bipartisan legislation introduced last week looks to create 15,000 new residency slots to tackle the projected shortage of primary care physicians. If passed, the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 will create an additional 3,000 residency slots a year from 2017 to 2021.

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services would assign the additional slots, giving first priority to hospitals in states with new medical schools or new locations for existing medical schools. Hospitals that have exceeded their resident cap would be next, followed by those associated with Veteran’s Health Administration medical centers.

Source: The National Law Review

 



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