Reforming Graduate Medical Education in the U.S.

The foundation of the U.S. health care system is a workforce of highly competent doctors who are prepared to provide the highest quality health care when they enter practice. However, there is increasing concern that the current system for training doctors following graduation from medical school falls short in terms of producing an adequate workforce to meet the nation’s changing health care needs. Reforming the graduate medical education system will require accurate data on the true costs of training physicians, greater oversight and accountability, and a transition from the current outdated financing system that is based mainly on federal support to a system that is more equitably distributed among stakeholders and where the funding is controlled by the states and follows the trainee.

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