Residency

Despite GME growth, Florida faces residency challenges

Residency Program Insider, December 15, 2017

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Since 2013, Florida has funded an additional 1,113 residency slots, according to a report from the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida (SNHAF) in partnership with the Teaching Hospital Council of Florida. The GME push by policymakers has resulted in a 29% increase in residency positions, which brings the total number of slots to 5,009. Furthermore, Florida now has the country’s fourth highest retention rate of newly training physicians.

Despite the overall growth in residency positions, the nephrology, ophthalmology, thoracic surgery, and urology specialties have lost slots. SNHAF has asked that the state’s 2018-2019 budget include $5 million to incentivize and retain residency positions in these specialty areas. 

Source: The Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida



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