Residency

New Jersey bill proposes summit to discuss possible changes to residency programs

Residency Program Insider, July 25, 2014

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A bill making its way through the New Jersey Legislature would require state officials to organize a strategic planning summit to discuss possible changes to the state’s residency programs to avoid a physician shortage.

The planning summit would discuss the possibility of redistributing the state’s current residency slots, providing more state funding for additional residencies, and encouraging the state’s congressional delegation to lobby the federal government to increase the funding cap.

The bill was drafted in response to a report by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals that predicted a shortage of 2,800 physicians by 2020. It has already passed the state Senate and is currently with the Assembly Higher Education Committee.
 
Source: NJ Spotlight

 



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