HRSA awards $285 million to children's hospitals through CHGME program

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The Health Resources and Services Administration this week awarded $285 million to 58 children’s hospitals through its Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education payment program in fiscal year 2017. “CHGME funding enables hospitals to train pediatric residents to meet the needs of our youngest... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: graduate medical education

Senate passes FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The Senate today voted 79-18 to pass an omnibus appropriations bill providing discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the legislation before the continuing resolution funding the government expires tomorrow night. The... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, child health, graduate medical education, GME, rural, appropriations

House passes FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The House of Representatives today voted 309-118 to pass a fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill providing discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The Senate is expected to pass the legislation before the continuing resolution funding the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, graduate medical education, GME, rural, appropriations

House bill would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions

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Reps. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) yesterday introduced AHA-supported legislation that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients’ access to care. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (H.R. 2267) outlines a... read more

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

House releases FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The House Appropriations Committee yesterday released legislation that would provide discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The bill includes $73.5 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $2.8 billion increase from FY 2016. The... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, child health, graduate medical education, GME, rural, appropriations

Medical school seniors, others matched to residency slots

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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

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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

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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

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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

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