Medical school seniors, others matched to residency slots

AHA News Now

A record 30,478 medical school seniors and graduates were matched to U.S. residency positions today through the National Resident Matching Program, 906 more than last year. A record 31,757 positions were offered. Applicants include students and graduates of U.S. and international medical schools. 

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education

Report, webinar highlight findings from review of GME clinical learning environment

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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has released an executive summary of findings from the first site visits by its Clinical Learning Environment Review Program, which provides feedback to GME and hospital leaders on opportunities to improve the clinical learning environment in six... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, physicians, graduate medical education, GME, teaching hospitals

House HHS appropriations bill clears committee

AHA News Now

The House Appropriations Committee today approved legislation that would provide $161.6 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017. The bill would provide $73.2 billion for HHS programs, an increase of $2.6... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, graduate medical education, preparedness, appropriations, opioids, Zika

House subcommittee approves FY 2017 HHS funding bill

AHA News Now

A House Appropriations subcommittee today approved by voice vote legislation that would provide $161.6 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017. According to a committee summary, the bill would provide... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: graduate medical education, preparedness, appropriations, opioids, Zika

Medical school enrollment up 25% since 2002

AHA News Now

First-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools has increased by 25%, or 4,143 students, since 2002, according to the latest annual survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The schools have been ramping up enrollment to address a projected shortage of up to 94,700 physicians by 2025. Twenty... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, GME, Medicare, teaching hospitals

Schumer voices support for flexible HOPD rule

AHA News Now

In a video message delivered to the annual meeting, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today told AHA members he shares their concerns about “site-neutral” reimbursements for off-campus hospital outpatient departments and is “working to ensure that you are appropriately paid for the services you provide –... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, Medicare, regulation, teaching hospitals

Free webinar on clinical learning environments and GME

AHA News Now

The AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will host a webinar on April 27 about building excellence in clinical learning environments for graduate medical education. The one-hour webinar begins at 2:30 p.m. ET. For more information or to register,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education

Medical school seniors, others matched to residency slots

AHA News Now

A record 17,057 U.S. medical school seniors were matched to first-year residency positions Friday through the National Resident Matching Program, 125 more than last year. A total of 27,860 first-year positions were offered, 567 more than last year. More than 96% of first-year positions were filled,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, teaching hospitals

Providing the best training opportunities for future physician leaders

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The American Hospital Association is pleased to partner with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments project.

Launched today, this four-year initiative is designed to promote transformative improvement within the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, physician issues, physicians, graduate medical education

AHA critical of Medicare cuts proposed in president's budget

AHA News

The president’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for nearly $420 billion in 10-year Medicare payment cuts to providers “would jeopardize hospitals’ ability to keep the promise of maintaining access to vital health care services,” the AHA said last week.

On a more positive note for hospitals, the Feb.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: graduate medical education, GME, Medicare, Critical Access Hospitals, Medicaid

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