The importance of funding for graduate medical education (GME) is discussed in this American Medical News article by Carolyne Krupa. Proposals to increase funding for GME have been continuously opposed by pressures on Congress to cut federal spending, even in spite of the fact that greater support for GME could help to improve the physician… Read More
Articles of Interest
Medical Students Still Burdened by High Debt Loads
An American Medical News article, by Carolyne Krupa, highlights the heavy burdens of rising medical education costs on medical students and graduates, who leave school with extremely high debts and limited financial options. The high costs of medical education contribute to greater debts, as well as uncertainty over pursuing a career in medicine. “Experts are… Read More
Health Care Reform and the 'Doctor Shortage'
In response to another article in The New York Times titled “Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law” by Annie Lowrey and Robert Pear, Professor Uwe E. Reinhardt examines the actual meaning of the “doctor shortage” and raises some questions surrounding the issue in this New York Times Economix blog. “At its extreme, this… Read More
At Medical Schools' Simulation Centers, New Doctors Can Learn Without Fear
In this article by Katherine Mangan featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, it is emphasized that medical school simulation centers play a significant role in medical training and also contribute to improving the quality of the health care being provided. Simulation exercises enable residents, as well as both new and experienced physicians, to practice,… Read More
Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law
In The New York Times article by Annie Lowrey and Robert Pear, the issue of the doctor shortage is addressed in relation to President Obama’s health care law that was upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. Though this new law will extend insurance coverage to the population, it is not expected to… Read More
Med Schools Boost Enrollment but Residency Slots Threatened
This article by John Commins, featured in Health Leaders Media, discusses the growing need to increase the number of residency slots, with the growing rates of enrollment, in the face of the nation’s currently weak economy and looming physician shortage projections. “The nation’s medical schools are on track to boost enrollment 30% by 2016, but… Read More
Medical Education for a Tenth of the Cost
“City College of New York has had a unique program for the past 40 years. It gives students, many from minorities, a combined college and medical education for a tenth the normal cost, but there’s a hitch…” For the full article, click here.© 2012 ABC Local News. All rights reserved.