Feb 8, 2012

Texas Suffers in GME Redistribution

Texas was one of the biggest losers in the federal government's August 2011 redistribution of unused Graduate Medical Education (GME) positions eligible for Medicare GME funding, a TMA analysis found. The state lost 50.08 Direct Graduate Medical Education slots and 39.8 Indirect Medical Education positions from 21 hospitals.

The TMA Council on Legislation and Council on Medical Education are working to identify opportunities for educating state legislators before the 2013 legislative session about the need to grow GME and the important role of state government in facilitating this process. TMA is planning a legislative forum this year to educate legislators about the critical role of GME in meeting the state’s physician workforce needs.

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