Hilary E. Fairbrother, MD: Change starts with education
AMA member Hilary E. Fairbrother, MD, is a young emergency physician who has helped spearhead advocacy on physician shortages and public health.
Proof of physicians’ economic impact sways policy at state level
When state medical societies such as the Idaho Medical Association do their advocacy work, they enter with numbers detailing how physicians boost the local economy.
From “dreamers” to loan forgiveness, students are loud and clear
On issues such as the president’s travel ban and the need to protect loan forgiveness, 2017 was a big year for student advocacy.
Resident & Student Finance
Loan forgiveness program, under threat, gets AMA support
Delegates oppose capping, eliminating PSLF program. AMA also will push back on 5-year GME funding cap for new residency programs.
AMA continues efforts to expand funding for GME
The AMA today adopted policy aimed at making sure there is sufficient funding for medical residency positions
Patient Support & Advocacy
Trump’s proposed budget highlights his health care priorities
Among other planned reductions, NIH would see $5.8 billion in cuts over a decade, while CHIP’s funding would drop by $5.8 billion.
Virginia med students, residents help open 25 more GME spots
A shortage of graduate medical education slots has become the norm. But starting in July, Virginia will begin funding new residency positions.
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