Save Medicare GME Funding!
Despite the failure of the Supercommittee to come up with a deficit-reduction plan, it is imperative that we, as future physicians, continue to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill. If Congress reduces Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding, a recent survey of residency programs suggests that there will be significant reductions in the number of residency positions available with some programs indicating that they will be forced to shut down altogether. Such a dramatic reduction in training opportunities will reduce Americans’ access to care at a time when we need it most.
Act now to preserve Medicare GME funding!