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Advocacy campaign brings more GME spots to Virginia

Residency Program Insider, May 26, 2017

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An additional $2.5 million in Virginia’s 2017 budget will be distributed throughout the state to fund 25 new residency slots beginning July 1. The additional funding was the result of a campaign by physicians, residents, and medical students. Beginning in 2014, advocates for increased GME funding reached out to state legislators through email, social media, and face-to-face meetings to educate them about the role of residents and how GME expansion would ultimately improve the quality of life for the state’s population.

Last year, the advocates received notice that additional funds had been approved for the 2017 state budget. The funding will be used for 13 new primary care and 12 new high-need specialty position, with a preference for underserved areas. 

Source: AMA Wire



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