Medical school is only the start of physician training, and the AMA is working to ensure that graduate medical education (GME) programs have the resources necessary to train the residents who will chart the future of medicine. Learn about the growing need to increase residency slots and expand GME funding sources.
Doctor shortages are here—and they’ll get worse if we don’t act fast
Two of America’s most influential physician voices detail what’s driving the shortage, how the pandemic’s exacerbating it, and how it can be overcome.
How an aging nation, COVID-19 stretch the doctor workforce thin
Action is needed soon to avert a doctor shortage fueled by an aging physician workforce and a U.S. population that is both growing and graying.
1,000 new GME slots are coming. CMS must not hamper their use.
Funding’s here for the first big expansion of residency training positions since 1996, but the process to divvy up those slots needs work. Learn more.
Why we must act now to ensure an adequate physician workforce
Fewer physicians available to treat the increased demands of an aging population is an issue we must tackle today to avoid a crisis tomorrow.
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