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Catherine Probst
Sr. Media Relations Specialist
Telephone: 202-909-2077

Jamila Vernon
Public Relations Specialist II
Telephone: 202-828-0959

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).

Training Tomorrow’s Doctors Today Act of 2013 (H.R. 1201)