Financing U.S. Graduate medical education: A policy position paper of the alliance for academic internal medicine and the American college of physicians

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians Graduate Medical Education Task Forces, for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians

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Abstract

In this position paper, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians examine the state of graduate medical education (GME) financing in the United States and recent proposals to reform GME funding. They make a series of recommendations to reform the current funding system to better align GME with the needs of the nation's health care workforce. These recommendations include using Medicare GME funds to meet policy goals and to ensure an adequate supply of physicians, a proper specialty mix, and appropriate training sites; spreading the costs of financing GME across the health care system; evaluating the true cost of training a resident and establishing a single per-resident amount; increasing transparency and innovation; and ensuring that primary care residents receive training in well-functioning ambulatory settings that are financially supported for their training roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume165
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2016

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  • Internal Medicine

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    Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians Graduate Medical Education Task Forces, for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians (2016). Financing U.S. Graduate medical education: A policy position paper of the alliance for academic internal medicine and the American college of physicians. Annals of internal medicine, 165(2), 134-137. https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-2917