Protect federal funding for graduate medical education.

What's Wrong With This Picture?

The Institute of Medicine says it found no credible evidence of a looming physician shortage.1 but the Association of American Medical Colleges identified a Physician Shortage = 91,500 by the year 2020 - a shortage that could be significantly reduced with increases in GME positions.2

Supply vs Demand

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1) IOM. Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs

2) AAMC. Physician Shortages to Worsen Without Increases in Residency Training.

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Residents Serve the Underserved

Though only around 6% of hospitals are teaching hospitals, approximately 40% of all charity care in the U.S. is provided by teaching hospitals.1

Background Person 8.4 Billion Dollars 8.4 Billion Dollars

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Source: 1) AAMC. Preserve Medicare Support for Physician Training.

Residents Serve the Underserved

89% of AAMC-member teaching hospitals offer AIDS services compared to 16% of nonteaching hospitals 2


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Source: 2)

Residents Provide Needed Care

Residents work between 40 - 80 hours per week, at a median first-year salary of $50,214, which equates to under 13 dollars per hour.3 Meanwhile, they are grappling with a crippling...

Background Person $169,901 Average Student Loan Debt $169,901 Average Student Loan Debt

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Source: 3) AAMC Medical Student Education: Costs, Debt, and Loan Repayment Fact Card. 2014. Available at

Proposed GME Funding Cuts:

$16,000,000,000 16 Billion Dollars These cuts will affect over 30 million
Americans who will need care as a result of
the Affordable Care Act.

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You Can Help

Tell Congress why adequate funding of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is essential to ensuring patient access to current and future medical services.

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