AAMC Discusses Physician Shortage, Solutions
Nationwide doctor shortages, expected to grow significantly in the next decade, are driven by a growing, aging population, and a 15-year freeze on Medicare funding for residency training positions. AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the shortage, its impact on the health system, and solutions for solving the crisis on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
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Schock, Schwartz Proposal Offers Progress Toward GME Reform
The “Physician Shortage Reduction and Graduate Medical Education Accountability and Transparency Act” introduced by Reps. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) is a significant step toward easing the nation’s doctor shortage crisis, according to the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).